Burton, Michigan -- Boys from 4th through 8th grade at
the St. Thomas More Academy in Burton, Michigan, participated in
their first-ever retreat for fathers and sons on April 12-13,
“We had a wonderful retreat,” said Fr. Thomas
Flynn LC. “Almost all the boys from these grades attended. This
was the first such event we organized at the Academy,
and I think all the dads appreciated the opportunity to
spend some quality time with their sons and come closer
to Christ together.”
Highlights of the event including a
recitation of the rosary with the father/son group, basketball games,
a “blind” obstacle course in which dads were teamed with
their sons. “They had to guide each other through the
course,” said Fr. Thomas with a smile.
also participated in spiritual meditations and Eucharistic adoration, and later
enjoyed a movie.
“On the last day, four boys
make their ECyD pledge of friendship,” said Fr. Thomas.
According to the ECyD section on the RC website,
the pledge is “a simple and unique way…to make a
public affirmation of friendship with Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior,
committing themselves to prayer and service.” Those who make the
pledge receive a prayer card that lists specific daily and
regular prayers, sacraments and virtues, as well as service and
apostolic action, all adapted for their grade level.