I am so blessed with friends in the local area who have willingly and generously given of their time to help out by giving witness talks and/or leading small groups throughout the day. They are the best, and I cannot even begin to thank them enough.
My sincere hope is that the 8th grade Confirmation candidates see the strong Catholic faith being lived on a daily basis by these young adults (and not just their Religion teacher). I also hope that since one friend coming is in the seminary that they will see how young people still accept vocations to the priesthood.
If you have some extra prayers to send up this Sunday, please pray for the hearts of my students to be open to God's message and love on retreat. Please also pray for my retreat team, that God bless them abundantly for their generosity and friendship.