Each grade takes part in a retreat during the school day at OLR, and the 5th graders had their class retreat in January. The focus of the retreat was “The Feast Day of the Baptism of Jesus.” The students learned so much!
To begin, Father Thanh came to speak to them about the significance of our Baptism and gave them a special blessing. The kids engaged in conversation with him and had a chance to ask some great questions! Next, they traveled into the church for a tour of all things pertaining to the sacrament of Baptism. They saw where the oil is kept, saw the baptismal font and learned about the beautiful tapestry in our church depicting the baptism of our Lord. Lastly, the kids got to see their own Baptismal certificates and do a craft that represents the importance of the sacrament of Baptism.
The 5th graders had a wonderfully informative, fun and blessed retreat!