This past semester we had mother – child retreats for PS – 2nd grade as well as the middle school girls. This is a morning with various objectives: for the mothers to get to spend some time with each other, sharing experiences and building community, time to grow in their faith – in some cases we celebrated the Eucharist together, in others we did a Lectio Divina together, and time for mother and child to have some special one on one time together to grow in their relationship with each other. Mother – Child activities varied according to the age of the child, but some included: painting decorating an Advent wreath, making a special candle holder, answering together a questionnaire with topics you wouldn’t normally speak about together.