“The idea was to help them to grow in love
for the Eucharist and appreciate more their freedom of religion,”
said Fr. Aaron Smith LC, about the recent Camp Cristero
Catholic boys camp hosted by Sacred Heart Apostolic School
in Rolling Prairie, Indiana.
Twenty kids attended the June 9th through
16th, 2013 camp, as well as eight counselors, including five
members of the ECYD mission corps.
“Camp Cristero was a
fantastic camp, and the counselors did an excellent job,” said
Fr. Aaron, who offered spiritual support. “The staff at the
school was very kind to host us there.”
Similar to the
theme of the movie For Great Glory, the camp
theme involved the premise that the “federales” had closed all
the Catholic churches in the area.
“Through many different activities, the
kids attempted to re-open the churches,” said Fr. Aaron.
also celebrated Mass “underground” in the school’s crypt church. The
week ended with a Eucharistic Procession, a symbolic “opening” of
the churches, as well as a Father’s Day Mass with