To “retreat” means to move back or withdraw, usually to a secluded place. We have created opportunities for the students to retreat together in community. The goal of these retreats is threefold: 1) to pause and remember our identity as sons and daughters of God, 2) to be transformed by the good news of the Gospel, and 3) to become the missionary disciples we are meant to be. During the retreat, students will have time to pray, listen to engaging talks, discuss in small groups, and build community.

  • Freshmen: Search

    • The goal of this retreat is to invite students into a relationship with God by encouraging them to ask the big questions about the purpose of life and answering them with the Gospel message.

  • Sophomore: Spoken

    • The goal of Spoken is to invite students into a relationship with God through an encounter with His self-revelation in the Scriptures, culminating in the Incarnation. It will challenge teens to listen to the voice of God through a life of authentic prayer and active discernment.

  • Junior: Ignite

    • The goal of this retreat is to call and equip students for the mission of evangelization. Using the stories and characters in the book of Acts as a basis, this retreat will help students understand that they have an important testimony to share about how God is moving in and through them. It is our baptismal call to share that testimony with the world, “so that the divine message may be known and accepted by all men throughout the earth” (CCC 900).

  • Senior: Go Forth

    • The goal of this retreat is to encourage and equip the senior students to be missionary disciples of Christ the King. As they go off to college, our seniors will be prepared to engage in the mission of the Church and invite those around them into a life of discipleship.

    • Students will learn how to:

      • Prune: “He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.”

      • Abide: “Remain in me as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.”

      • Disciple: “By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

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