Feb 28 For the TC freshmen, Friday, February 24th, was all about focusing and re-focusing on the important things in life. The entire freshmen class gathered for the annual 9th grade “Re-Focus Retreat” here on campus. The retreat is sponsored by the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, under the direction of Father Carl Melchior, the diocesan Director of Vocations. During the retreat, the freshmen heard seminarian Anthony Astrab, and several TC student campus ministers, share their journeys as they continue to grow closer to the Lord. They watched movies about young men and women discerning their religious vocations. Following the talks and movies, the 40 student members of the TC Campus Ministry Team led the freshmen in discussion groups. The retreat ended with junior Ally Kopp leading all the freshmen in reverently singing the hymn “Lord I Need You”. Following the retreat, numerous freshmen were surveyed, and the overwhelming response was extremely favorable. In describing their retreat day they used words such as “inspiring”, “fun’, “great group discussions”, “pretty spiritual” and “freshmen bonded closer today”. The next TC retreat will be for the entire sophomore class, scheduled for March 29th. Visit us on our Facebook Fan Page & Instagram account for more photos & news.