(AUGUST 11, 2019)
By Brian Squibbs
KELLER, Texas – The Troops of Saint George 3rd Annual Midwest Assembly has come and gone and memories were made for a lifetime. The weekend brought together 200 members representing 14 troops from the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Texas. The troops once again converged on Round Hill – Camp Angelus in Arkansaw, Wisconsin located on the beautiful Chippewa River.
The days were packed full of fun kicking off with the Angelus at 6 a.m. each morning and ending with the Rosary around the campfire each evening.
Friday was highlighted by Father William Brenna celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, offering confessions, and speaking to the men and boys on the “Armor of God”.
Saturday was highlighted by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with assistance from Canon Aaron Huberfeld and his team from the Saint Mary’s Oratory. His Eminence addressed the boys and took the time to meet each and every boy and his father.
His Eminence also blessed the new Angelus bell at Camp Angulus. The other, one that he had blessed as Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse years back, fell during storms this past year.
Father Dwight Campbell capped off the weekend celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday morning before troops packed up and headed for home. Father Campbell also led the Rosay Saturday evening after getting in a little fishing on the Chippewa River.
Beyond being blessed with Sacraments daily, the troops partook in fishing (which provided some great Friday meals), canoeing, swimming, archery, tomahawk throwing, tug-of-war, and a model rocket demonstration. Not to mention, some great campfire cooked meals daily.
The 3rd Annual Midwest Assembly provided a great opportunity for troop members to meet men and boys from around the Midwest. Members left excited for next year’s event tentatively planned for late July/early August 2020.