This was the final meeting and retreat of my Little Flower leadership. The theme of the retreat was our country – America for Mary, Our Blessed Mother.
It was a blessed day spent with twenty-three Little Flowers, several moms, some sibling helpers, and a couple of Priests.
The day started at 9am with our regular LF format. Then we celebrated Mass, had lunch, and transitioned into our retreat. Below is a brief overview of our schedule for the day that I loosely followed.
9:10 – Attendance Roll, Prayer
9:55 – Craft – Spiritual Bouquet
10:30 – Snack
10:45 – Outdoor Play – jump rope, parachute, tag, races, hula-hoop, and more.
11:45 – Clean-up and restroom break
12:00 – Depart for prayer time in Church
12:15 – Mass
1:00 – Lunch
2:15 – Clean-up
2:20 – Out Door Activities – St. Joan of Arc Water Wars, Crown of Mary Relay, and Gracefilled bubbles
3:00 – Snack
3:15 – Free play
4:10 – Clean-up
4:15 – Cool Snack
4:25 – Rosary
4:40 – Pack-up
4:45 – Quiet Craft – Patriotic Jewelry with pipe cleaners and pony beads
4:55 – Snack
Little Flowers Retreat 2012
America for Mary, Our Blessed Mother
windsock displayed at the Rectory
Crown of Mary Relay
St. Joan of Arc Water Wars
Gracefilled Bubbles & Free Play
Patriotic Popsicles, Rosary, Friends & Fellowship
America for Mary Jewelry
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary, and Mother of the True God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, of burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.