The faculty and staff of Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ headed down the shore Friday for a retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House. Located in Long Branch, NJ, the retreat house is situated on eight acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The day began with refreshments followed by a Chapel Prayer Service. Following the Prayer Service, Sister Geraldine Muller, SSJ lead a discussion on Resurrection Joy: How to Sustain the Joy of Celebrating the Season of Easter. Sister read from the Gospel of Luke. The stories of the women who found the empty tomb and the two people on the road to Emaus were shared and reflected upon. Sister challenged us to ponder how the scriptures touch on our life experiences. Our session ended with time to reflect on the day and scripture readings. Everyone took the opportunity to walk the beautiful grounds and pose for some pictures. After enjoying a meal together, everyone left for the weekend feeling refreshed and renewed.