The National Evangelization Team made a visit to Christ the King School.
The National Evangelization Team made a visit to Christ the King School.
MILWAUKIE — On Jan. 19, Christ the King School hosted a retreat put on by the National Evangelization Teams for seventh and eighth graders. The theme of the retreat was “Reality Check.” It covered outside influences young people face and how to stay strong in faith in an ever-changing world.

Adrienne Farrow, Christ the King Parish’s new youth minister, coordinated the retreat.

Farrow’s role was created to be a bridge between the school and the parish. At the parish, she is responsible for middle and high school youth ministry programs, along with confirmation preparation. She also teaches Christian Leadership at the school and supports the school through working in a variety of roles.  

When Farrow received an email from the Archdiocese of Portland announcing that they would be hosting NET for two weeks in January, Farrow decided it would be a good opportunity for Christ the King School’s middle school students. Her husband told her about his experience with NET at St. Joseph the Worker Parish and, after reading more about them on their website, she was sold.

The NET website says, “In the world today, there are many outside influences that can affect the lives of young people. Most of what we see in the media presents a false reality – truth and happiness are distorted. This theme takes a look at how the world influences the way we live our lives, and how God presents us with a new, life-giving reality.”

Farrow hopes the retreat was an inspirational and faith filled day for students that will provide them with an opportunity to grow stronger in their faith.