Advent Retreat for Young Adults

December 9, 2018

1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Liza Peters, Miriam Hidalgo and Patrick Laorden


Please join a vibrant group of young adults (ages 18-35) for this day of reflection and retreat as we explore how to answer the prophetic call to spread the Gospel message in our world today.  We will delve into the contemplative and active aspects of our faith together in order to allow the light of social justice to shine through our everyday lives.  Day includes conferences, light refreshments, Mass, and dinner. 

This retreat is co-sponsored with the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis and Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry.  Offering: $30.

Please register below. 

**Online registration is closed. However, there is still room in this program and we welcome you to join us. Please call 860-760-9705 to register or you can register upon arrival. Thank You!


Presenter Profile

Liza Peters

Liza Peters has been the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Family since 2011. Prior to joining the retreat team, she spent four years as the Director of Religious Education at a parish in Dayton, Ohio. Liza also lived in community and worked at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, IN. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in West Hartford with her husband and four children.

Miriam Hidalgo

Miriam G. Hidalgo is the Archdiocesan Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Office of Education, Evangelization & Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Hartford. For more than 18 years she has served in catechetical ministry and youth ministry at the parish and diocesan levels. Hidalgo is a national speaker for Loyola Press and President of the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics (NCCL). She is also the co-author of the document “The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis” published by the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis (PAC).

Patrick Laorden

Patrick works as a parish social ministry coordinator with the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford. He assist parishes in strengthening social justice ministry through leadership development and skill building workshops. Patrick has been engaged in social justice efforts through his previous work with Catholic Relief Services, prison ministry, mission work, and serving on a social justice commission. 

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