After a “great nights rest”, we were ready to go again, with Saturday seeing us explore our Salesian founders, who and what VIDES is as well as some team challenges that I am sure some of our group are still trying to forget! Before we took some time to prepare different elements to ensure that our Sunday mass was a memorable one for our young people, they were able to discover through a series of games what it takes to be a volunteer. Our day was finished off in the same high spirits, with a series of team challenges and quizzes that helped us to celebrate the time that we had spent together, before finding a sense of calmness around our camp fire, with hot chocolate and a sing-along.
We were fortunate enough to be able to celebrate mass on Sunday, with thanks to Fr Jakub who came along to share the occasion with us. This came after our young people were given the chance to affirm one another, highlighting all of the joy and goodness that they had seen within each other as the weekend had developed.
The team have came away reflecting on how much of a success the weekend was, and we hope that the young people who came to share the time with us have left with similar impressions, as we would be extremely lucky to see this group of young people continue to bless the Salesian Family in this province for many years to come. They were a credit to our wider Salesian Family, to their school, but above all, to themselves!
A very grace-filled, David McCormick