Confirmands attend Theology of the Body camp

A Theology of the Body (TOB) session for confirmands was held on February 18 and 19.

Mar 17, 2023

Sr Retta Savarianan FDCC facilitating the TOB session.

A Theology of the Body (TOB) session for confirmands was held on February 18 and 19.

It was organised by the Catechetical Ministry of the chapels of Christ the King and Christ the Light, under the guidance and prayers of Fr Peter Anthoney.

The session was conducted in a fun and youthful manner, much to the participants’ delight, by the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur TOB team.

Under the leadership of Sr Retta Savarianan FDCC, the TOB team knew the young learners’ desires and requirements and tailored the camp well. The energetic and engaging session covered current issues while referencing the teachings of the Catholic Church and the TOB. The sessions also covered topics like Created for Love, Love Defined, Free-Total-Faithful-Fruitful (FTFF), Discovering your Vocation, Dating with Purpose & Purity, and Living the TOB.

Participant Jericho Ross Peter said, “I learnt that love is an important element to bond your relationship with the specific other. I also learnt a lot about myself and how to be a better person.”

Janice Patricia said, “I enjoyed the sessions. We had activities, group work, games, and a lot of fun. Thank you, teachers, Sr Retta, and speakers, for the effort in making this a memorable camp. Despite your family commitments, you came in full force to make this happen for us.”

The sessions ended with Adoration and Mass, so the learners could surrender and meditate on what they had learnt and experienced throughout the sessions.

While the students attended sessions by the TOB formators, Sr Retta also had a session for their parents to help them understand things from the children’s perspective. Sr Retta touched on parenting styles and how we can work together as a family unit in building God’s kingdom.

Special thanks go out to the catechists, Albert Anthony, Jennifer Deravasoo, Joshua Raphael Raj, and Julia Michael for helping with the administrative work so the children had a flawless and perfect camp.

If your parish wishes to organise a fun and reflective camp for teens on the Theology of the Body, please contact Sr Retta at the KL Archdiocesan Catechetical Centre. — By Joanne Adriana David, Chapel of Christ the King, Selayang

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