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Only In Print: Jeremiah Project Retreat Gives Teenage Boys A Taste of Seminary Life

These students were among the 19 boys Father Christopher Bethge (center) and seminarians Aidan Birth (back row at left) and Bruce Dexter (back row, center) welcomed to the Immaculate Conception Center for the weekend. On Saturday morning, a prayer service and Mass took place in the chapel. (Photo: Paula Katinas)

DOUGLASTON — Nineteen boys took part in a Jeremiah Project retreat over the Dec. 10-12 weekend at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. The Jeremiah Project is a Diocese of Brooklyn program designed to help young men begin the process of discerning whether they are called to the priesthood.

The COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary halt to in-person retreats. Now, they’re starting up again…

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