|More than 100 fathers and their sons participated in Camp Argyle. |
Organizers of a recent Father/Son event in Dallas have reason
to be pleased.
“We just had a great campout here!” said
Fr. Michael Picard, LC. “It was our 2nd annual spring
Argyle Campout. There were more than 100 dads and their
boys present, ranging from 5 years of age to high-school
Fr. Michael Picard, in his first year in Dallas,
led the retreat along with help from Fr. Benjamin Cieply
LC, Br. Joaquin Sainz LC and Br. Jaime Cortes LC.
A “great” team of dads and 14 counselors (or “Joes”
as they were each called by participants) also assisted.
began on a Friday night with the Stations of the Cross
devotion, illuminated by tiki torches.
“They all had tremendous fun
during the Saturday morning Olympics,” said Fr. Michael. The campers
enjoyed a ropes obstacle course, including “a maze, wall, and
spider web,” tug a war, paintball shooting, archery, a water-balloon
launch and volley, baseball, a faith trivia game and more.
On Saturday, campers had lots of Father/Son time. They said
the rosary together and a participated in a Eucharistic hour
that night, followed by a huge bonfire, complete with s’mores.
gave their sons a special fatherly blessing that evening,” said
The campout ended on Sunday with Mass and
an awards ceremony.
“We are extremely excited and ready for
next year’s Father/Son campout in April 2015,” said Fr. Michael.
Daren Weisbrod, LC, National Vocational Director of the Legion of
Christ, said fathers are already volunteering to help out for
“Thanks for all that you are doing to
build Christ´s Kingdom!” he said. “God bless you and all
of your efforts to bring souls like these closer to
|Eucharistic Adoration was a highlight of the event.|