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Advent Retreat for Young Adults

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Our Deepest Longing: A Young Adult Call to Community

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Advent Retreat for Young Adults

Sunday, December 8, 2019

1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Colin Petramale and Patrick Laorden

What is it that we long for?  We have all asked this question at some point in our lives, and it seems even more important in this rapidly changing world. Come join a vibrant group of young adults to explore this question of longing.  We will examine how our longing affects our lives in community, and how our longings can be used for the most good for ourselves and others. Mass and dinner included. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry.

Offering: $30

Presenter Profiles

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Colin Petramale

Colin Petramale is a retreat team member at Holy Family with a passion for making faith real and accessible to people of all ages. He believes that ministry invites us to be present to the unique story of each individual. He previously worked at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Chicago and served as a campus minister at the University of Dayton. He holds a B.A. in Spanish from SUNY Oswego and an M.A. in theological studies from the University of Dayton.


Patrick Laorden

Patrick Laorden is a parish social ministry coordinator with the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford. He assists 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.

Earlier Event: December 6
Men's Recovery Retreat
Later Event: December 11
Advent Reflection: There Is a Longing