The LOL Club (Light of Life) began on August 7th with three days of learning about Mary’s tender love and watchful care in engaging video, crafts, bible sharing, games, prayer, choir practice, dabke rehearsal, and snacks. Our theme this year was “In the Footsteps of Mary”, and focused on the specific ways that Our Blessed Mother exemplifies the virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Day one centered on the apparitions of Fatima and the virtue of faith. Day two was on the apparitions of Lourdes and how Our Lady gives us hope in the healing power of God. Day three focused on Our Lady of Guadalupe and how our Mother Mary is lovingly watching over us with her tender care.
LOL Club Maronite summer camp concluded August 9th with Divine Liturgy celebrated at St. Anthony of the Desert Maronite Church by Fr. Alex Joseph, attended by LOL members, volunteers, and parents. A very big thank you to Fr. Alex who made the trip from Worcester, MA to be with us and offer Divine Liturgy.
After the closing Liturgy, all those in attendance enjoyed a performance by their children in the Church Hall, which included skits, sing-a-longs and the dabke, along with lunch. After lunch, all children, volunteers and parents enjoyed an afternoon of arcade games, bumper cars and boats at Grand Prix in Seekonk. The children enjoyed our time together, and it was great to hear that affirmed by the parents who mentioned to us that their kids were “having so much fun” and making so many new friends.