Welcome back! Week One of our winter LTP session was a great success! The boys arrived and met their teammates and mentors while enjoying a snack of chocolate milk and cookies. It was great to watch the boys see some old friends and meet some new ones. We are at full capacity this session — so a special thank you to the mentors and team members who moved teams — sometimes without their friends — so we could ensure fair and even teams. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility!
Brother Patrick then introduced our theme for the session — Character: What Separates the Men from the Boys? For this year we’re going to cover the four main virtues of Prudence (good judgment), Justice (fairness), Fortitude (courage), and Temperance (self-control), along with the virtue of charity, in order to help the boys live their faith in their daily lives.
Our speaker this week was the incredible, long time LTP supporter Rob Longo, founding member of Stewardship Mission. Rob spoke to the boys about making good choices — make sure you ask your son what Rob asked his “volunteer” to do (hint: it involves a basketball hoop…).
Each of the teams decided on their team name and made a shield reflecting their team and the values that are important to them. And of course there was DODGE BALL!!
Here’s a short video clip of the afternoon, please watch it and see all the fun:
The boys’ resolution for this week is:
I will slow down and think first before I act. WWJD?
We’ll see everyone this Friday, February 27, 3:30-5:30 at St Monica’s. God bless.