Retreat After Work

A parish in Chicago opened their doors every afternoon for people to drop in and simply relax. Local artists would come in and draw or paint in the quiet of the church, while another would simply play the piano softly. It all lasted for a quick two hours and people found it to be a restful time at the end of a long workday. How are we encouraging people to take some time to sit and listen to the stirrings of their heart? Opening your parish for a young adult after-work retreat is a quick and simple way to encourage those inward journeys. If every day is too much, try once or twice each week.