Snippets from St. Mary’s CLC

By Rocco Repetski:


Bobby Celio, Andrew Hadinger, and myself are moderators at Saint Mary of Sorrows Boys’ CLC in Fairfax, which is a pretty young group right now after graduating two strong senior leaders (Stephen Paquette and Pablo Barrios) from this past year. The group consists of mostly sophomores and younger and we only have two upperclassmen, so the CLC has a much different feel than a couple years ago. The parish just had its confirmation retreat in September and we invited 8th graders to come to CLC afterwards.


Several young men make commitments at St. Mary of Sorrows CLC Commitment Liturgy on 11/13/13

We’ve had five 8th graders from the confirmation retreat at our meetings, and they seem to really enjoy the community. Together with our older members we have about 8-10 guys at a typical meeting.

The CLC Board is:

President: Henry Urban (junior at Woodson HS)

Vice President / Secretary: Chris Saenz (sophomore at Robinson HS)

Treasurer: Zach Paquette (sophomore at John Paul the Great HS)

In the past month we’ve been talking introducing the CLC concepts of living Truth, Freedom, and Care to the younger members. Furthermore, we had a commitment liturgy last week on November 13th, which we did jointly with St. Leo the Great Boys’ CLC. We had a good group of guys on a summer trip in August where we stayed overnight at the Youth Apostle house in Norfolk and then had Mass and went to Busch Gardens the next day. We’re excited to go on the All-CLC Retreat at the end of the month!

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