Year of Family and Faith
In conjunction with Pope Benedict’s call for a Year of Faith, Archbishop Aymond has proclaimed a Year of Family and Faith for our archdiocese. Under the leadership of the Family Life Apostolate, many offices and ministries will offer resources, events, and ideas to help strengthen the family and its faith in our local Church. During this year the CYO Office will be active in this partnership, offering workshops for helping parents better understand and connect with their teen children and helping youth ministers do their part in strengthening family life. We may also include a special parent track at World Youth Day New Orleans in October.
Camp Abbey News
We are already taking reservations well into 2014 for Day Retreats and Overnight Weekend Retreats for the upcoming Scholastic Calendar. The camp website www.campabbey.org has a calendar of availability for you to check. Questions about the Camp Abbey Retreat Center facilities can be directed to Courtney Jansen, Camp Abbey Office Manager, or Mary Kathryn McKnight, Assistant Manager, at 985-327-7240. You may also contact John Smestad, Jr. CYO Director, at 504-836-0551, ext. 3223.
We look forward to serving and helping you have the best possible retreat or event at the Camp Abbey Retreat Center.