Source + Summit is March 8-10 at Mater Dei

Special to The Message

The Source + Summit Retreat has made a life-changing difference in the lives of hundreds of youths in our Diocese! The 2024 Source + Summit retreat weekend (for ages 13-24) is March 8-10 at Mater Dei High School in Evansville. The theme for the retreat this year is “Blessed are Those Called to the Supper of the Lamb.” 

This Eucharistic-centered retreat gives our youth a solid Catholic foundation, a real and deeper relationship with God and the grace to fight the counter-cultural issues that our young people face today. Participants spend time in the presence of Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, in guided, small groups where peers help peers journey deeper into their faith. They experience the authentic, lived faith of over 75 young adult team members facilitating the weekend and engaging participants in fun activities, games and skits while serving as role models for the younger members of our Church.  Through participation in the sacrament of reconciliation, the Holy Mass, praise and worship and Eucharistic Adoration, they encounter the real and living presence of Jesus among us.

Source + Summit’s outstanding speakers are energetic, passionate, engaging and spirit-filled. They will guide the participants of this retreat into the deeper meaning of what it means to participate in The Supper of the Lamb, Who the Lamb is, and will want to invite others to this great feast!  Our youth will be immersed in an oasis of inspiration and learn how to protect the great gift of Faith that they are given.

Our speakers this year include NCYC, SEEK and Steubenville Youth Conference favorite, Paul J. Kim! He is one of the most sought-after Catholic speakers in America. He is a featured speaker at the National Eucharistic Congress. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages in 49 states and in 16 countries over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents (including music, beatboxing, comedy and inspirational talks) to communicate the Gospel message of Christ to young people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether life-changing.

Other presenters include Bishop Joseph M. Siegel; Father Tyler Tenbarge, Diocesan Director of Vocations; Father Sudhakar Bhastati, member of the Missionary Order of the Heralds of Good News and Source + Summit Chaplain; Father Giles Barrie, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; Father Zachary Shallow, SOLT; the Apostolic Sisters of St. John; Brother Damien Joseph and Father Giles Barrie, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; the Nashville Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia; Giancarlo Bernini, Catholic catechetical illusionist; as well as other diocesan priests, deacons and religious who will participate throughout weekend, leading attendees in prayer and talks.

For more information, visit or call 812-453-1024.