Pack your worries in a suitcase and toss them out the door! Hang on to your self-esteem or the Wolf will pop it like a balloon! Find out how rainbows, pipe cleaners, trash bags of candy teach us about how God loves us! This four-hour action-packed GROW retreat designed especially for Middle School students is gaining popularity at MSBT missions.
GROW means “God Reaches Our World.” The program’s chief aim is to strengthen a sense of belonging to God and to a supportive Church community. It uses a peer ministry approach, so kids who have made a GROW retreat are recruited to serve on the team for future retreats. Currently, GROW ministry is offered at our missions in Pensacola FL, Birmingham AL, Trinita in CT, and most recently South Philadelphia.
Experienced GROW Team members from Trinita made the 4-hour trip to provide a GROW retreat at St. Thomas Aquinas in Philadelphia. The retreat was an amazing success, with 35 attending and 7 youth serving on the team. The photo shows the teens and adults from Connecticut, enjoying some special Philly sights before the big event.
Our first-ever Salsa Night was an overwhelming success! We packed St. Joseph Hall and danced the night away with good music, good food, and most importantly, good friends of all ages. It was a night to remember. Read Sr. Genevieve’s report: Continue reading
View a video of the recent Missionary Cenacle Volunteer mission trip. MSBT Sisters Olivia Montejano and Siena Wahl accompanied
volunteers from Assumption High School in Louisville, KY for a week of mission work on the Peña Blanca Pueblo reservation.
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From left to right: Sisters Olivia Montejano, Virginia Wagner, Maria Rincon, Grace Raymond Tighe, a visitor: Kristen Castillo, Sister Mary Catherine McDonald, Candidate Maria, Sr. Deborah Wilson, Candidate Lesly, Sisters Joan Marie Keller and Janet Santibanez.
Lesly Nohemi Perez Sanchez and Maria de los Angeles Ramos Gonzalez were received as candidates of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Living at San Jose Missionary Cenacle in Mexico City with the new Candidates, Mari and Lesly are Sisters Olivia, Mary Kay and Janet.
Sr. Deborah Wilson shared the following: “We gathered in our chapel and began by singing “Alma Misionera,” which well expresses the missionary spirit of our charism. After praying the psalms of the day, Sr. Joan called forth Lesly and Mari. They stood before the altar and declared their desire to be received as candidates. Sr. Joan formally received them and gave them small Holy Spirit pins on chains, which Mary Kay and Olivia then placed around their necks. Sr. Joan gave a brief reflection, and after more prayers and intercessions, we closed by singing “Digo Si!” The entire service, including the Rite of Reception, was conducted in Spanish.
After the Reception, we went out for a fine meal at a neighborhood restaurant. We returned to the Cenacle to end the celebration with what might possibly have been the most delicious chocolate cake in the Western Hemisphere.
Lesly and Mari seem very happy, and so are we. We ask you to remember them in prayer as they begin the time of Candidacy.”