A group of twelve Holy Trinity students traveled to South Bend, Indiana at the end of June to participate in the Holy Cross Conference for Student Leaders. Students learned about our Holy Cross roots, shared school traditions, spent time in prayer, participated in service and more while spending time on the campuses of Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame.
The conference brought together 60 students from eight Holy Cross schools in the Midwest and throughout the Eastern part of the country. Students got to experience a taste of college life, staying in dorms on the Holy Cross College campus.
The week included an opportunity for students to learn about the history of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the work its priests, brothers, and sisters continue today. Students participated in a pilgrimage to important Holy Cross heritage sites.
Additionally, a leadership presentation was given each day to help students think about how they can continue to be effective leaders at their school and incorporate their Holy Cross values in how they lead others.
The week wrapped up with each school participating in service at a local South Bend organization. Holy Trinity students visited Holy Cross Village, a retirement community for lay and religious that offers independent living, assisted living, nursing facilities, and memory care. Their task was to refill numerous bird feeders around the property. The bird feeders serve as a source of entertainment for many of the residents.
Holy Trinity students returned from the conference with a stronger understanding of the Holy Cross tradition that our school is part of, ideas on how to enliven the mission at our school, and new friendships from our Holy Cross high schools throughout the country.
Thank you to the Brothers of Holy Cross for their time planning a wonderful and inspiring week for our students.