I don’t know if this is the appropriate forum, but, here it goes. My dad’s former parish is sponsoring a trip to San Antonio, Texas to attend the Acquire the Fire Conference for youth to be held on the first weekend of Lent. Here is how it is billed in the bulletin:
Acquire the Fire 2008-90
Here Comes Trouble: What if Jesus walked the Earth Today?
ATF has existed for 17 years as a catalyst to youth ministries’ growth and discipleship. Through a life-changing weekend experience, teens and youth workers are inspired in their faith to ignite a generation for Christ.
ATF comes to the San Antonio Freeman Coliseum February 27-28, 2009. Please call XXX to reserve your spot if you want to attend with St. X’s Xodus Youth Ministry.
There is nothing indicating that this group is, from what I understand, Protestant Evangelical. Furthermore, there are also no provisions made for the kids to attend Mass that weekend.
I am not against ecumenism; however, the kids do not have the spiritual maturity to be able to discern the correct teachings of the Church. Someone told me that this was basically a Christian rock concert event. Nonetheless, I do have my suspicions.