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Freshman Retreat - (off-campus 1st semester)

Belong- This is a one day retreat, which focuses on the students’ relationship with God, themselves, and their community. This retreat is led by our Campus Ministry team and a team of senior leaders.  Throughout the day, students have opportunities to participate in small and large group discussions, and participate in prayer via praise and worship, contemplation, and Eucharistic adoration. This retreat provides a purposeful segue to the sophomore retreat which highlights day to day choices that build our "communion of saints".



Sophomore Retreat - (off-campus 1st semester)
This one day retreat highlights the many choices students must discern as they grow and are challenged in their faith. The retreat is directed by the NET (National Evangelization Teams) Team.  NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET).  Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 34,000 retreats and ministered to more than 2.1 million young Catholics.
NET Ministries fulfills its mission by:
* Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through a personal witness of faith
*  Inviting young people to live for Christ
*  Forming young people in Christian character through the study and practice of their faith
*  Equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization

NET Ministries is under the ecclesiastical vigilance of the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. NET is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Minnesota funded through individual donations, program fees and grants and is governed by a national board of directors.



Junior Retreat - (off-campus 1st semester)



Seniors - Kairos Retreat
Mrs. Sarah Ikenberry is the coordinator for the Kairos retreats. Kairos is an intense retreat experience for Seniors. It usually runs from Tuesday evening through Friday (or Monday evening through Thursday evening) and is conducted off campus. The retreat helps students empower themselves and attain better relationships with their family, friends and with God.

Kairos helps the retreatant relate his everyday experiences with God. The retreat is adapted from principles derived from the “Spiritual Exercises” of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Several retreats are offered each year. Typically we hold one/two during the summer just before school starts and several each semester for a total of five. Applications are required to sign up and the retreat is first come, first serve basis.