The Kairos Retreat is a four day, three night residential retreat. A number of students attend, led by a team composed of senior students and staff members. Major talks (each team member presents one) are followed by discussion in small groups. There are other particular activities to promote and build community, to foster trust and openness, and to encourage reflection. Kairos is offered to our students twice a year and takes place at King's House Retreat Center in Belleville, IL.
The Emmaus retreat is a three day retreat focused on the scripture passage about the travelers talking with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. In the end, they recognize Jesus when He breaks the bread. The Juniors will look at their own journey as they participate in fun Christ centered activities.
A day away from school for the sophomore class. The theme is how their christian faith should translate into treating others with respect and dignity.
The second day of freshman orientation is a retreat day. The day focuses on the challenges and pressures of high school as well as the importance of justice and charity.
Alternative Retreat Offered to Juniors and Seniors
TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) retreats is a nationwide Catholic movement of spirituality for older adolescents and young adults. The retreat is a three-day event consisting of a series of meditations, discussions, sacramental liturgies and paraliturgies, as well as time for socializing, singing, reflection and recreation. TEC is locally administered by River of Life TEC.