It was a long but good day, travelling up to Toronto to the "When Faith Meets Pedagogy" Youth Forum on October 22,2015. Students from all our Catholic Schools travelled up to hear Mark Keilburger, co-founder of Free the Children, speak.
They participated in small group discussions and were able to bounce ideas and best practices off Catholic Leadership students from around the province. Here, some of our students got to take photos with Mark and so did some of our board Campus Ministers.
Mya, Marlee, Mark Keilburger, Matt and Morgan at WFMP Youth Forum (left)
Mrs. Fuerth (St. Anne), Mark Keilburger, Mrs. Butera (Cardinal Carter) and Mrs. Presello (Assumption).
November 5th turned out to be a fabulous weather day for Mr. Richardson's French Immersion class. Just one of 5 gr.12 classes that attended retreat this semester, the students had the opportunity to look to the past, think about today and discern tomorrow.
The weather was so beautiful we spent much of the day outside on the grounds of Holy Family Retreat Center on Lake Erie. The center is located in the little town of Oxley. Some of you may remember the Oxley retreat center from your high school days!
As explained to the students, to "Retreat" is the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; to draw back; a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
We need to give ourselves the chance to step away from the world that is busy and crazy and spend some quality time with our own thoughts and feelings, opening our hearts to hear what God has to say to us.
To have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to have the chance to share Friendship, Fellowship and Faith made for a great day. The camaraderie amongst the students was clearly evident.
Mr. Richardson and Mrs. Fuerth enjoyed the day tremendously and were so honoured to be there with the students.
So.. Do what the gr.12s did!!
For a few minutes or maybe a few hours . . .
Turn off the world, Unplug the earbuds, and just listen.