Reflections on the Retreat for the Parishes of Santa María and Santa Isabel

By Luis Chacon

On a recent weekend, the Salesian High School Bishop Mora hosted a retreat for the leaders and servants of the Parishes of Santa María and Santa Isabel, led by Father Marcos Castillo with the theme of the Broken Christ.

During the retreat, participants were able to reflect on the Broken Christ and what it means for us as individuals and as a community. Father Marcos provided insightful guidance, which left the attendees feeling inspired and empowered to continue their work in service of their communities.

As part of the retreat, I was honored to lead the final portion which focused on the lines of action that we must take as communities to continue improving our service to those we serve. It is essential to provide places and opportunities for individuals to live out their spiritual lives, as it helps to maintain energy and continue making a positive impact on society.

Together, we discussed ways to enhance our outreach efforts, improve communication, and deepen relationships with the communities we serve. We recognize that in order to make a real difference in our communities, we must work collaboratively and remain committed to our mission of serving others.

The retreat was a significant opportunity to strengthen connections with one another and remind ourselves of the importance of our work. We left feeling reinvigorated and inspired to continue our efforts, knowing that our work is meaningful and necessary.

In summary, the retreat for the leaders and servants of the Parishes of Santa María and Santa Isabel was a transformative experience. It was a reminder of the power of community and of our shared responsibility to serve those around us. We are grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this event and look forward to continuing our work with renewed energy and purpose.