Tonight was Calum’s Rite 13 banquet, a precursor for the ceremony he will have in church tomorrow with a bunch of his classmates.

It’s all part of the process of a program they call Journey to Adulthood (which will include a pilgrimage for Calum’s bunch in a couple of years similar to the one Iona went on)

The Rite 13 ceremony marks that point in life when a child moves towards ebing a young man.  In this case noted by the fact that Calum ended up wearing my kilt shoes (how scary is that).

Either way, it’s a very touching ceremony with the kids telling the story of the life tonight and then sharing the ceremony tomorrow.

:: Justin ::