This whole day event gave these young adults to reflect and have fun at the same time. They did different activities. Prior to this day, we were asked to write a letter to them. My daughter said everyone was crying reading their letters. It is also a great way for them to bond before they go on separate ways when they go to different schools in high school.
At the end of this event, there was a holy mass and families were invited to attend so we went. It was great ending it with a mass celebration since the families get to be part of this awesome activity for the 8th graders.
Looking at the pictures that I took, I realized there's not a single one with my son in it. He was also part of this event since he served during the mass. Then again, he doesn't to be photographed nowadays, it's that stage of lives where taking pictures is becoming annoying or not allowed, sigh.
After the mass celebration, each student gave a rose to their parents while the song "You Raise Me Up" was being sung by the school's music teacher. It was a very touching and emotional moment that brought some tears.
|The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. Angelus Silesius|
"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind. " - Clive Bell
The last part of the #retreat mass yesterday was very touching. Each #student gave their #parents a #rose while the song “You Raise Me Up” was being sung. It was a beautiful experience not just for the students but for the #family as well. The #SJS survival kit treat was so unique. I’m grateful for their homeroom #teacher and homeroom moms who goes beyond and above to make sure our children have the best experience. My #children are blessed to have a #school environment that they have at St. Joseph School. #HomeroomMoms #CatholicEducation #StJosephSchoolInWeirton #SurvivalKit #Souvenir
These kids will soon depart St. Joseph the Worker Grade School. They only have few more weeks to spend in this school. The last two months are the busiest, they have so many activities to do including field trips, volunteering, and other fun things that are scheduled and planned by their homeroom teacher and homeroom Moms.