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Young Women of Grace - Dare to Prepare: An Advent Retreat for Teen Girls, Coopersburg, PA

Women of Grace / Young Women of Grace Presents
Dare to Prepare:
An Advent Retreat for Teen Girls

Date and Location:

Saturday December 8th
St. Joseph's Church
5050 St Joseph’s Rd,
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(610) 967-4171.
Contact Rose Newcomer: 610-390-4131

Cost:
$30 per person includes retreat materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Event Description:
The Young Women of Grace “Dare to Prepare” retreat is a day of Advent reflection for teen girls ages 12+ that includes Mass, social time, games, and a very special Christmas craft/gift.

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, co-author of Young Women of Grace: Embrace Your Femininity, will give two presentations: “Say Hello to Emmanuel – the God With You” which teaches girls how to practice the presence of God in their everyday lives, and; “The ‘Yes’ That Changed the World” which explains Mary’s role in the Redemption and the critical role women play in the world today through the gift of their unique feminine genius.

A local youth minister will also address the girls on the importance of respecting themselves in the way they dress and relate to themselves and others. This day includes a light breakfast, pizza for lunch, and lots of homemade Christmas cookies & treats!

(Parents: Please sign the photo release form permitting Women of Grace to publish photos of this event on their website. Also, if your child has a food allergy, please pack a light breakfast and lunch for her.)

Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Mass followed by breakfast treats (bagels & donuts)
10:00 a.m. Girls interview each other
11:00 a.m. Say Hello to Emmanuel – the God With You! (Susan Brinkmann)
12:00 noon Lunch (pizza/cookies)
1:00 p.m. The “Yes” That Changed the World (Susan Brinkmann)
1:30 p.m. Craft - Christmas ornament
2:00 p.m. Respect Yourself! (Local Youth Minister)
2:45 p.m. Stay-Talk-Walk Game
3:30 p.m. Gather Around the Creche for Christmas Carols & Gifting
4:00 p.m. Conclusion

EVENT DATE/TIME(S)

START:
Saturday, December 8 at 9:00 am
END:
Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 pm

EVENT INFORMATION

COST:$30

LOCATION:
St. Joseph's Church
5050 St Joseph’s Rd,
Coopersburg, PA 18036

CONTACT INFORMATION

Rose Newcomer: 610-390-4131

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Event Speakers

  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, “Lord Teach us to Pray” and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, “The Kinsey Corruption,” published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue’s articles and her latest book, "We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl," on our website blog at www.womenofgrace.com. You can reach Sue at sbrinkmann@womenofgrace.com.

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