On Friday, September 17, 2004, TLC held a “mini” retreat in the Catholic
Center during the evening. Many activities
we prepared for us that incorporated both team-building, and spiritual reflection. The
theme of the retreat was “Being a College Catholic.” First, we had
a delicious meal over conversation, and we were able to get to know some new faces.
We then played a little game entitled “The Dating Game” in which we scheduled “dates” with
each other, and conversed, in pairs, about certain topics. Next, we did some
team-building activities, which consisted of working together as a team to accomplish certain tasks that we were given to
us. Yes, this involved carrying trashcans around the room with out using our
hands; it was a tremendous group effort! After a few more icebreakers, we broke
off into smaller groups and discussed a passage from the Bible entitled “The Vine and the Branches,” and further
collaborated on what we can do as a community of college Catholics to follow Jesus’ command for each other and others. Lastly, we came up with a list of goals for our leadership council that we are going
to aim towards achieving as a group this year. This was a fun-filled evening
that was a perfect combination of good ole’ bonding and connecting with one another on a more spiritual level.
by Erin Cullen