A pack of seven-year-olds tumble off a school bus and squirm into chairs to hear their plans for the day. The first order of business: donuts. Thus begins another daylong First Communion retreat at Heart of Jesus Retreat Center in Santa Ana. This year the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current facility which has become somewhat like a rite of passage for local first communicants, confirmation candidates, teens, adults, couples, families and religious.

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