Young people from St. Justin and St. Michael parishes in Hartford pose during a youth leadership retreat they attended Aug. 1-3 in Medway, Mass.
With them are Father Chris Rhodes, retreat leader, and Shawnee Baldwin, coordinator of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Religious Education and Evangelization.
Hosted by the Archdiocese of Boston’s Office of Cultural Diversity and Office for Black Catholics, the Kujenga-Viongozi Youth Leadership Retreat aims to develop leadership skills among youth and young adults in the black Catholic tradition.
From left in front are Diavion Reeves, Morgan Harris, Father Rhodes and Chelsie Alfred. In back are Ryan Grace, Ms. Baldwin and Jadzia Ramos.