Watch the new Echo Video that explains the Echo program. Details on the retreat weekends are listed below.
An ECHO Weekend is a time set aside to be with the Lord and His
people. It is a time of listening, worshiping, praying, and rejoicing.
This is not done in an academic environment but in a warm, supportive,
and open atmosphere. An ECHO is a weekend young people can use to
experience the goodness of the Lord within themselves and within
Participants in an ECHO often form deep and lasting friendships
with each other and with the Lord.
Having been touched by the Lord in this special way, young people
acquire the desire and the means to bring Christ to others.
The ECHO Weekend is open to all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Younger students are advised to wait until they have been confirmed.
College freshmen and sophomores may also participate.
The ECHO Weekend is conducted by a team of highly trained priests,
adults and young people. ECHO is endorsed by the Catholic Church
of the Diocese of Fall River.
The purpose of the ECHO Weekend is to deepen the relationship between
the young persons, Jesus, and the Church. It is a relationship begun
in Baptism and strengthened in the Sacrament of Confirmation. The
ECHO affords the opportunity for young people to experience God's
love for them in a profound and often surprising way. It assists
them to prepare for a life of faith in a world sometimes hostile
to Christian values.
Where & How?
The ECHO Weekends are held at the Craigville Conference Center
in the town of Barnstable. The offering for room and board is
$140.00. Individuals are invited to register online here, or registration forms may be printed or obtained from an adult or young person
involved in the program. Many rectories and Religious Education
Centers also have applications available.
ECHO Community Presentations
Are you a faith formation teacher or involved in youth ministry? Volunteers from the ECHO community will come give a short presentation on the ECHO program at your church or to your group. Hear first hand what the ECHO program is all about. Ask questions, and talk to people who have experienced an ECHO weekend and gotten involved with the ECHO community. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact the ECHO community liaison, Ellen Pagliaro.