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Retreat Information


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. This retreat is four days, and it is by invitation only for Juniors and Seniors (based on teacher recommendations). Invitations go out early in September. Cost is $300. Location: Loyola Retreat Center in Faulkner, MD

                -Kairos 3- November 12-15, 2013
                -Kairos 4- March 4-7, 2013

Camden Service Retreats are open to Juniors and Seniors during the first semester and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors during the second semester. 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 receive 15 service hours. Sign-ups begin in early September. Cost is $125 (this includes a donation to DeSales Service Works).

                                -September 26-28, 2013
                                -October 24-26, 2013
                                -November 21-23, 2013
                                -January 16-18, 2013
                                -March 20-22, 2013
                                -April 3-5, 2013

Class Retreats:

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 29th.

The Sophomore Retreat is a service retreat. 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 told which retreat they will attend through their advisory. There are three sophomore retreats.

The Junior and Senior Retreats are one-day retreats at Dominican Retreat House in McLean. If students haven’t already fulfilled their retreat requirement for the year, they will be assigned to one of four Senior retreats or one of three Junior Retreats. There is a cost for this retreat. More information will be given to students through advisory.

NOTE: Students can count outside Catholic religious retreats to fulfill their yearly retreat requirement.

Questions?  Contact Mr. Brian Dunn or Father Ed Bresnahan.



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