The Freshman Retreat is led by the Salesian Leadership Campers - Seniors who have been trained in the spirituality of St. Francis De Sales and how to share that spirituality through leadership. This takes place during Freshmen Orientation Week on August 29, 2014.
Sophomore Retreats are one-day service retreat that will take place on December 15, 16, and 17, 2014. Students spend the morning going to one of several locations near Bishop Ireton to do service. In the afternoon, they reflect on their experiences and what it means to do service as Christians. Students will be assigned retreat days, which will be communicated through their respective religion classes. Ordinarily there is no cost for this retreat.Junior Retreats
are one-day retreats that are normally located at the Dominican Retreat House in McLean, VA. These days of spiritual renewal will focus on the importance of rooting our Catholic Faith in our daily lives. The theme for 2014 is "Anchored in Hope." These retreats will be led by the nationally recognized retreat program "NET MINISTRIES
" and will happen on September 23
, 24, and 25, 2014. Juniors that have not already signed up for or attended a retreat this year (Camden, or a summer retreat approved by Campus Ministry) are expected to attend one of these retreats in order to fulfill their retreat obligation as stated in the handbook. Students have been assigned through their religion classes, and permission slips have already been distributed.
Senior Retreats are a full school day of spiritual reflection, which will happen on March 18, 19, and 20, 2015. This year, the program designed by the Office of Campus Ministry will focus on the difficult process of transitioning to college, and connecting to faith in what is for most people, the biggest change of their lives. Students will be returning to the Dominican Retreat House in McLean, VA. The Senior Retreat is mandatory for all Seniors who have not already attended a retreat this year (namely, Fall Kairos, Camden, or an approved Summer retreat). Permission slips and more information will be distributed to students via their religion teachers in advance of the retreat days.
KAIROS Kairos is a four-day retreat where students are invited to reflect on God’s love of themselves, others, and how they can bring God’s message back to their communities. All Seniors and Juniors are invited to apply this year. Cost is $300. Location: Summit Lake Christian Camp, Emmitsburg, MD
- Kairos 5 (SENIORS only): November 6-9, 2014
- Applications can be picked up outside of Fr. Bresnahan's office and are due by Friday, October 3rd.
- Kairos 6 (JUNIORS only): March 25-28, 2015
Camden Service Retreats are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students travel to Camden, NJ to work with a service organization called DeSales Service Works, which helps a local neighborhood in one of the poorest cities in the country. Students who attend a Camden Retreat fulfill their service hour and retreat requirements. Sign-ups begin in early September. Cost is $125 (this includes a donation to DeSales Service Works).
- September 25-27, 2014
- November 13-15, 2014
- December 4-6, 2014
- February 19-21, 2015
- April 23-25, 2015
Questions? Contact Ms. Fatima Estorninos or Father Ed Bresnahan.