Amidst the backdrop of Lake Tahoe, the Diocese of San Jose held its annual Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) June 10-14.
More than 280 young people, along with more than 100 chaperones, celebrated the Word of God and faith. This is an annual summer retreat, hosted by the Diocese of San Jose’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
For five days, teen participants experienced and encountered the love of God by means of Catholic catechesis, social justice awareness, prayer experiences and significant opportunities to fellowship and create lasting friendships.
The goal of the Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) is to gather and empower teen participants to live fully the gospel of Jesus Christ, develop their Catholic identity and instill a zeal for the New Evangelization. DYR also celebrates their call to greatness as teens are exhorted to use their God given gifts to spread the life and light of Christ to all they encounter.