Mercy Retreat lifts up Santa Barbara 8th graders

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For the Umatuna Si Yu’os

As part of the Faith Formation program of Santa Barbara Catholic School, SBCS 8th graders attended a retreat facilitated by Religion teacher, Mr. Delson Balance last October 25-26, 2016.

The retreat was held at the Santa Barbara Parish Hall in Dededo.

Focusing on the Mercy Core Value of STEWARDSHIP, the retreat had a three-fold objective:

  1. Let students develop a habit of reflection and prayer.
  2. Help students gain valuable insights from Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si” and from the life of Venerable Catherine McAuley and
  3. Foster a positive and healthy class spirit and unity that would enable students to get to know and understand themselves, their peers, God’s creation and hopefully, God, better.

Story provided by Santa Barbara Catholic School.

 The Class of 2017 8B class poses for a group shot with Retreat Facilitator, Mr. Delson Balance (second row, left), Fr. Fran Hezel, S.J. who presided at the Eucharistic celebration (top row, third from left) and principal, Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan (front row, right). (Photo provided by Santa Barbara Catholic School.)
The Class of 2017 8B class poses for a group shot with Retreat Facilitator, Mr. Delson Balance (second row, left), Fr. Fran Hezel, S.J. who presided at the Eucharistic celebration (top row, third from left) and principal, Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan (front row, right). (Photo provided by Santa Barbara Catholic School.)
“WE BUILT THIS CITY OF MERCY” – L-R: Trinity Apatang, Jeanine Quinto and Caitlin Alcairo work on their city of Mercy during their 8th grade retreat. (Photo provided by Santa Barbara Catholic School.)
“WE BUILT THIS CITY OF MERCY”– L-R: Trinity Apatang, Jeanine Quinto and Caitlin Alcairo work on their city of Mercy during their 8th grade retreat. (Photo provided by Santa Barbara Catholic School.)