SMILE Confirmation Retreat
I helped out with the Eighth Grade Confirmation Retreat at St. Columban, run by the SMILE youth group. I had a great time, and even though it got incredibly boring and irritatingly cheesy at times, and even though the participants had to do an orange relay race by holding the oranges to their chins, then peel an orange using their teeth… we had a great time.
This group of eighth graders is an especially roudy and talkative one. I think our teachers will need some help dealing with them next year.
This is one of the last things I’ll be doing with SMILE before I head off to California. Fortunately, it went well enough for me to call it a good experience – minus the oranges.