Calling all middle school superheroes: Mountain Madness needs your superpowers!
The Archdiocese of Denver is inviting all middle school students to its annual Mountain Madness youth event, which will take place this Saturday, Feb. 13. While this year’s conference will be a little different because of the pandemic and students not being able to experience the traditional outdoor retreat in the Colorado mountains, Mountain Madness will be hosted virtually and livestreamed to various parishes throughout the archdioceses, making it open to everybody. The archdiocese has creatively found ways for all attendees to have an encounter with Christ and a fruitful experience.
Every year, the Mountain Madness conference aims to evangelize middle schoolers and lead them into a deeper relationship with Christ through energetic keynotes, worship, confession, fellowship, and adoration, among other activities.
This year’s theme, “Saints Among Us – The Real Superheroes,” based on John 14:12, “Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these,” is intended to show these young students that each of us are called by Christ into a life of holiness. Through the grace given to us in our baptism, we are given the power to do great things and live out our faith in a powerful way. By looking at the lives of the many saints that have gone before us, we can be inspired to also live the holiness we are called to.
“By attending Mountain Madness, students will have the opportunity to see the greater Church at work,” said Michelle Peters, Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry at the Archdioceses of Denver. “Often, they see the Church through their own parish and don’t realize that there are other people their own age who believe the same things they believe and stand for the same faith they have. …They will learn about the universal call to holiness that we have all been created with and they will be given the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Christ.”
To fulfill this unique experience, this year’s conference will feature host Paul J. Kim. Kim is one of the most popular international Catholic youth and young adult speakers, who has impacted people of all ages in 46 states of the U.S. and seven countries over the past decade. With his many talents that range from music to inspirational talks, he communicates the Gospel message of Christ in an engaging, entertaining, and life-changing way.
Mountain Madness will take place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., concluding with a special Mass. All students who would like to participate should contact their local parish or the Archdiocese of Denver Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries at 303-715-3178.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to grow deeply in your faith and be ready to show off the superpowers God has gifted you!
For more information visit: https://archden.org/eflm/conferences-retreats/mountain-madness/