ACYOA Lenten Retreats
The ACYOA Central Council held a Regional Lenten Retreat series for the 2023 Lenten season. These in-person, day-long retreats were open to all ACYOA Seniors across the Eastern Diocese and Armenian young adults ages 18 and up. The series was held in four regions across the Eastern Diocese: Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, New England and South.
After a brief hiatus, the ACYOA Central Council brought back retreats to Lenten season with the 2022 ACYOA Seniors National Lenten Retreat. This retreat was held at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin from Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27. The National Lenten Retreat was open to ACYOA Seniors from across the Eastern Diocese to get away for a weekend of reflection, spiritual growth and fellowship through a series of workshops, lectures, and outdoor activities.
2023 ACYOA Seniors Regional Lenten Retreat Series
On Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, March 11, the ACYOA Central Council hosted seventy young adults at four Diocesan parishes for the 2023 ACYOA Regional Lenten Retreat Series.
Participants from over twenty parish communities convened in Racine, Watertown, Carrollton and Bayside as they engaged in meaningful dialogue, prayer and reflection. Attendees spent the day dissecting the Three Pillars of Great Lent (Fasting, Charity and Prayer), unwinding with prayer services, and writing prayer cards for parishioners in need of support from the retreat's host parishes.
These in-person, day-long retreats were free to participate in for all ACYOA Seniors across the Eastern Diocese and Armenian young adults ages 18 and up.
The ACYOA Central Council thanks all of our participants and clergy for making this year's Lenten Retreat series a huge success!
2022 ACYOA Seniors National Lenten Retreat
The 2022 ACYOA Seniors National Lenten Retreat gathered 35 young adults from across the Eastern Diocese for a weekend of faith and spiritual formation, reflection, and fellowship at the scenic St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin. Participants had the opportunity to unwind and engage in worship, small and large group discussions, outdoor activities, and more!
All retreat expenses including lodging and meals were paid for by the ACYOA Central Council.