Saturday, October 21, 2023, 11:00 AM
Converge is an overnight lock-in for students in grades 6-9.
Our diocesan youth ministry mission statement begins with "[knowing] the love of Christ," and Converge is the place for youth exploring the idea of following Jesus to do just that. Converge is an overnight retreat experience that combines the fun of a lock-in with the formation of a scripturally-rooted program, ending with Sunday Eucharist at the host parish. The name "Converge" comes from the idea of many people converging at one place in time for a shared experience that unites us as an ever-growing community and the Body of Christ. Converge is well-suited for newcomers and returning youth community members alike, as the shorter timeframe allows students to get familiar with the diocesan youth community without committing to an entire weekend.
Because Converge is so brief, the program focuses on getting to know a little about who Jesus is and calls us to be by honing in on an idea from one of the epistles.