St. Joseph’s Academy juniors gathered on campus on February 15 for their class retreat. The theme of the day-long event was Who Am I Called to Be?
The day was organized by Campus Minister Alise Alexander and Assistant Campus Minister Mary Kay Alford. “I enjoyed spending the day with the junior class,” Alexander said. “We discussed the universal call to love and ways we can live that out in everyday life, and we also recognized that in order to live out that call to love others, we must first receive God’s love and be filled ourselves.
“It was great to see the juniors embrace silent prayer, small group activities and liturgy in their continued search for a deeper faith,” Alexander added.
Alford said the retreat was a meaningful experience. “It was great seeing the juniors embrace the day and enjoy the silent time and group time with some of their classmates,” she said. “My prayers are that they left with a better understanding that we are all on a journey to find who God is calling us to be.”
Junior Jolan Taylor said the theme resonated with her. “It really emphasizes that we are called to both receive and give God’s love in our everyday lives,” she said. “It’s great to see how the SJA family encourages this in our own community.”
Faculty members helping to staff the retreat were Jill Abadie, Cody Arceneaux, Melinda Bailey, Rhonda Baird, Fran Barbera, Jenny Betbeze, Jeanne Boudreaux, Allison Bruton, Aimée Cronan, Karen Douet, Jonathan Durocher, Christina Elfert, Mary Beth Elfert, Ellen Frazier, Brooke Haigler, Lori Harper, Lisa Knotts, Timothy LaBauve, Kevin Landry, Nicole Lane, Kaki Lowe, Meghan McGinty, Sivi Miller, Kayla Moscona, Amy Neck, Amy Parker, Emily Peavy, Sister Chris Pologa, Jennifer Prather, Sara Rounds, Angelle Saia, Brianna Sommers, Alexis Stein, Angelle Terrell and Linda Weimer.
The SJA Dads’ Club provided a hamburger lunch.
Mindy Brodhead Averitt