Patrick Reis

Patrick Reis

Patrick Reis is the Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Patrick's Dominican Parish in Columbus, OH.  

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Men's and Women's Fall Retreat

UNITED Men's Retreat - Created to Serve@Damascus Catholic Mission Campus

November 11-12 th , 2017 - MENS SIGN UP HERE!


Talk # 1 – Created to Serve
 Focus: God Created Adam and gave him a mission of service and protection. His mission
is universally given to all men
Talk #2 - False Manhood
 Focus: Modern Culture give many false definitions of manhood. This talk will discuss
how far our culture has fallen from God’s design and desire for men. Self-Service vs.
Talk #3 – Christ, the New Man
 Focus: Christ comes as the New Adam (Man) to undo the sin of the Old Adam. Not only
that, But Christ comes to show us how to live; “the Son of Man Came not to be served,
but to serve…(Mk10:45),”
Talk #4 – Laying it All Down
 Focus: Commission and send forth with the message that we, as men, are all called to
lay our lives down for others. We can look to the examples of the two greatest Apostles,
Peter and Paul, as a testament to the uniqueness of each person’s individual vocation in
life. We all have gifts and talent that make us unique in our expression of manhood.
What unites us is the common call to be “crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20),” This means
self-sacrificial love for God, the Church, family, friends, and enemies.

UNITED Women's Retreat - CREATED TO CREATE @ Damascus Mission Campus


November 11-12th, 2017


11:00 AMArrival and Lunch

11:45 AMWelcome! IceBreakers/Games

12:30 PMIntro to Theme

12:45 PMNature Hike

1:30 PMCocoa/Tea/Decorate Cookies

2:15 PM“Male and Female He Created Them”

What it Means to Be Female: Receptivity. Breaking Down Walls. Inclusivity.

2:45 PMSmall Group

3:15 PMArt Project One: Self Portrait

4:30 PMSunset/ “Be Fertile and Multiply”

Bringing LIFE to the World. Beauty. Truth. Goodness.

5:00 PMGet Ready for Mass

5:30 PMMass

6:30 PMDinner

7:15 PMArt Project Two: Free Choice

8:45 PMEvening Prayer

9:15 PM Bonfire/Party

8:00 AMMorning Prayer

8:30 AMBreakfast

9:15 AM“He Found It Very Good”

Lots of Confusion, But You Are Good!

9:45 AMArt Project Three: Hand Lettered Truth
11:00 AMClosing

Depart by Noon



The Old and the New

It has now been two years since I've been here at Saint Patrick's and I've loved every moment of it!  Time certainly flies when you're having fun.  In my two years of being Patrick the youth minister from Saint Patrick's, I've received some very interesting feedback on different aspects of youth ministry.

“See what love the Father has given us…”

Last summer I met with Father Cassian after a youth night where we offered confession.  Up until this point, we only had confession available strictly for our teens on retreats and at about 3 or 4 special youth nights during the year.  After this particular youth night, Father spoke well of the fruitfulness of the Sacrament of Confession in the life of the teens.  “They need it,” he repeated, “to be reconciled to the truth; they need to know the Lord’s love and to know His mercy.”

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