Retreat days for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are an important part of the Campus Ministry program. Each retreat has a particular theme, and through prayer and discussion, is structured to help the students grow in their own spiritual relationships with God. The retreats are also designed to help students grow in self-knowledge and to develop Christian community among their peers. Another important component of the retreat program is a service retreat, in which students will be called to be the hands and feet of Jesus by using their God-given gifts to serve communities in need.
During our students’ Senior year, they will be invited to attend our Kairos Retreat program. Kairos is a Greek word meaning “The Lord’s Time.” It is built upon a peer-to-peer ministry model which helps the retreatants deepen their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends and, most importantly, Jesus Christ. While not mandatory, Kairos is an invitation to connect with God on a deeper level. Prayer and Sacraments are an essential part of the retreat, as well as the retreatants’ involvement in discussions and group exercises. The retreatants may not leave the retreat with all of life’s answers, but will hopefully leave with a greater awareness of who they are and where they are going.