On Friday, November 22, Joliet Catholic Academy held its first annual All-School Retreat. Typically, each class has a separate retreat day, but this year JCA chose to hold them all on one day, although each class was still separate. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all had their retreats on campus which focused on specific topics. The freshman retreat focused on making the most of relationship and adjusting to their new environment. The sophomore retreat focused on good decision-making as they mature. As for the junior retreat, the focus was leadership, as JCA’s juniors are rising leaders of the school. Finally, in the spirit of leadership, groups of seniors helped out with the underclassmen retreat and in Christian service, others went out into the community to serve different organizations. Service sites included The Timbers Senior Community, St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Daybreak Mission, Morningstar Mission, and Morningstar Thrift Stores. Students were able to give back to their community by connecting with their peers, their elders, and those in need and humbled themselves in this experience. Many students are excited for their next opportunity to give back and local organizations are eager to have them back. After the retreat, Morningstar tweeted at JCAOnline thanking the students and faculty for their help .



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