DYR 2020 Cancelation

April 3, 2020

Dear Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) Family,

We hope this correspondence reaches you well amid this unprecedented time.

Our Bishop, along with the Office of Youth and Young Adults, and in consultation with theDYR Coordinator discerned the feasibility of the retreat this year given the limitations that we are currently in to stop the spread of COVID-19. After much prayer and reflection, we have decided to cancel DYR for this year.

There is no way we can replace DYR, however our Office, along with the DYR team, will be planning something special for our youth. Information will be released about these upcoming opportunities.

As we find ourselves in this new reality, it is of utmost importance that we reemphasize our continued prayers for you, your families, and your loved ones. Despite the current circumstances, there is great comfort knowing that we are never alone; the bond that unites our community of faith is Christ who is always with us (Mt. 28:20).

We pray that the unrest created by the pandemic will open more doors for us to encounter Christ in each other and find confidence in sharing our certainty in Christ in these uncertain times.

United in Prayers and through the intercession of our Mother Mary,

Sandra Torres