St. Joseph’s Academy freshmen gathered on campus on November 6 for their class retreat. Led by senior Student Ministers, the freshmen enjoyed small group discussions, activities and games, journaling, witness testimonies, Adoration and Reconciliation. Father Mathew Dunn, SJA’s chaplain and pastor of Christ the King, was the celebrant for the retreat mass.
Campus Minister Jade Spears and Assistant Campus Minister Chelsea Colomb organized the experience. “Students only get one retreat with their grade level each year, and it is our hope that they are able to embrace this time of community that allows them to feel truly ‘Loved by God.’”
Freshman Isabella Rodriguez said she enjoyed spending the day with her classmates. “The retreat taught us that God is always with us, and He has a purpose for everything,” she said. “I enjoyed everything, and I really loved how we got to know new freshmen and seniors in our small groups.”
Faculty members helping to facilitate the day were Fran Barbera, Lindsay Carlino, Cindy Downs, Christina Myles, Lauren Sommer, Dawn Weldon and Jackie Zeller.
The SJA Dads’ Club provided lunch.
Mindy Brodhead Averitt