Our second graders and their moms gathered for their morning retreat November 2. Moms heard a talk given by formation director Jill Swallow on the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the context of a relationship with Christ. Chaplain Father Thomas Salazar celebrated Mass in commemoration of All Souls’ Day and shared some reflections about Purgatory in his homily. Afterward, everyone gathered for a snack and a special craft called “Treasures of Reconciliation” intended to illustrate the gifts received through the sacrament of Reconciliation. Please keep our second graders in your prayers during this special sacramental year.