Retreat participants arrived in Pocono Lake, PA throughout Friday evening, greeted by the smells of dinner prepared by Bilynsky family. Following the dinner, everyone participated in the blessing of a home prayer service performed by His Grace Bishop Daniel. In his concluding remarks, before departure, the bishop wished the participants spiritually uplifting time, which will empower them to return back to their daily life full of vigor and desire to make a positive change in the world around them. After the meal, people played board and card games and a much needed dose of rest and relaxation. The next morning, the retreat members traveled to a local bowling club for a Retreat Tournament.