Pius X held its service retreat on Oct. 12.
Students gathered in the LPAC and listened to a speaker before going to the chapel for adoration and confession. Then they broke up into small groups to go to various nonprofit organizations.
“I really enjoyed the retreat because we got to help people in need,” junior Stephanie Ho said.
Students could choose whether to stay at the school or travel to another place to serve.
Some of the nonprofit organizations included Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, People’s City Mission, and Calvary Cemetery.
Students who stayed at the school made posters and did yardwork.
“I liked that some of us could stay at Pius if we wanted to and help around the school,” junior Britton Nissen said.
When the students arrived back at the school after their service work, they had lunch and then went back to the LPAC where they listened to another speaker.
“Our speakers did a great job sharing the meaning of servant leadership and giving our students ideas about how to be servant leaders in our community,” Campus Ministry director Claire Maly said.
After the second speaker, the students were split up into even smaller groups to participate in a scavenger hunt around the school. The students were given clues about different teachers and had to walk around the school trying to figure out who the teachers were by the clue that they were given.
“I learned a lot about the teachers that I didn’t know before,” junior Javier Gomez said.
Then, they had to get that teacher’s signature to show that they found the correct person.
“The service scavenger hunt was very exciting and the teams were really competitive,” Maly said.
After that, everyone gathered in the chapel for Mass, which concluded the service retreat.
“Overall, the retreat went well, All of the non-profits offered wonderful service opportunities that kept our students busy,” Maly said.