Y8 Hiruharama Retreat - Twenty-one Y8 students visited St Werenfried's church on their journey to Mother Aubert's convent at Hiruharama. They were lucky enough to have Tony Hepi share his stories of Tuwharetoa's catholic origins and how the church came to be in Waihi village. Students spent time researching the life of Mother Aubert, reflecting on their time at St Patrick's and how they plan to continue their faith journey going forward. As part of their service they dusted and cleaned the church and convent. Taize prayer was held in the church and the Special Character leaders led liturgy in the chapel on the last night. It was an amazing time away - unplugged - with an amazing group of young people.