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Source and Summit

Source & Summit

The Source and Summit is a Eucharistic centered retreat for young people.

Event Date

April 15, 2023


St. Michael, Bedford


Registration will be done through parishes. Please contact your Youth Minister / Group Leader to register.

Diocesan Forms

Please go to the Diocesan Forms web page for the following:
Form A, Out of State Form A, Form B and Form D.

View diocesan forms


Source and Summit is a 1-Day retreat (Saturday) where youth encounter Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, have the opportunity to enter into deep prayer, celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation, hear dynamic talks from religious brothers and sisters, and much more!

The name Source and Summit comes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church when she speaks about the Eucharist being, “the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (CCC 1324) Another way of putting it, everything we believe, hope, and strive for is in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the source of all truth from which we learn and is the pinnacle of Christ, for it is Jesus Christ, body, blood, soul, and divinity, of Himself.

Source and Summit is open to those currently in 8th-12th grade. Those who have graduated High School are invited to help volunteer for the retreat! Those who are 18 years of age (and have graduated High School) or older can serve as volunteers. Please keep in mind though that 18–20-year-olds cannot be considered adult chaperones; adult chaperones must be at least 21 years of age or older.

We ask all participants to sign up through their parish or school. Due to Safe Environment guidelines, we cannot have individuals sign up. This will make sure that all groups have a satisfactory ratio of adult volunteers to the number of youth that are coming [the ratio is 1 adult to 6 youth]. If your parish is not coming to the retreat, you have spoken with your youth minister and they are unable to help find you another parish to join, we invite you to contact the diocese and we will see if we can find a parish for you to join for the weekend.

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Victoria Ramon
Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant

The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.

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