Father Jim joined the students on Thursday morning and led them through several reflection tasks where they re-examined the life and example of their chosen saint and reflected on what it now means for them as newly Confirmed members of the Parish.
On Friday, the students spent the afternoon planting 30 native shrubs at All Saints Church in honour of the Season of Creation.
“You send forth your Spirit, and they are created, and you renew the face of the earth!”
The students participated eagerly and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, making the most of their talents to dig holes, plant, and water their chosen shrub.
Father Jim was on hand to offer advice and guidance and each student was rewarded for their efforts with a delicious and cool ice cream treat.
A big thank you to the students for their enthusiasm and participation throughout, to Father Jim for giving the students the opportunity for reflection and action, and for Myles, who helped to supply us with the equipment we needed and for being there at the end of the day to help with the planting.