St. Louis Youth Ministry recently travelled to Colorado for their annual Winter Retreat during Christmas break. This year 78 youth and 16 chaperones attended the retreat. While there, youth and adults skied and snowboarded at Granby Ranch and Winter Park resorts. In the evenings participants engaged in retreat activities. This year’s retreat theme was “Known” as youth focused on the “hard truth and ridiculous grace” of being fully known and loved by God. Retreat activities included witness talks by chaperones with small group discussion, daily Masses, Eucharistic Adoration with Father Ruben VillalonRivera, Affirmation activities and many other St. Louis Winter Retreat traditions. The retreat was planned and led by the volunteer advisors of the St. Louis Youth Ministry Team with directors Paul Walker and Hannah Hill serving as retreat masters. The youth who attended this retreat wish to thank St. Louis Parish and the St. Louis Men’s Club for continued financial support of our retreats.