On Wednesday, December 5, the St. Patrick Catholic High School senior class embarked on its last retreat. The Class of 2019 travelled to New Orleans for a fun and spiritual day. The seniors went on the Natchez River Cruise for lunch. Lunch was served and seniors enjoyed a relaxing boat ride up the Mississippi River. When the seniors returned from the boat, they travelled to Our Lady of Guadalupe church and visited the St. Jude shrine. Students lit a candle for their private intentions. Once students toured the church, they then went to Notre Dame Seminary where they had a church service. After, the students went to the gym to finish their spiritual retreat with activities and dinner.
Senior Class President, Payton Dedeaux, said, “I really liked our senior retreat. It was fun to have our last retreat in New Orleans and to bond with my classmates. It was really cool to visit the seminary and to have mass there. I am going to miss bonding with my class, and I can’t wait to bond over the last few months we have left.”
Dr. Buckley went on the retreat and said, “It was my privilege to spend the day with the St. Patrick Class of 2019 for their senior retreat this year. The sense of unity among the class, engaging activities, and spiritual exercises made for a memorable experience, and it is my prayer that this retreat provided an authentic life-changing experience in furthering students’ faith and their relationships with Jesus.”
Photos from the retreat can be viewed here.
Story by: Sarah Gatlin