The theme of the retreat is “Friendship is being able to be yourself,” and the motto of the weekend is that “My life is a gift from my family, my friends, and my God; upon this I shall build.”
The retreat is led by a group of 160+ Seniors who have been trained as retreat leaders, and the Freshmen sleep over in the Jesuit gym. This retreat occurs early in the school year because it is a significant opportunity for Freshmen to develop as a community of friends, to understand the traditions of Jesuit education, and to believe themselves to be a vital part of the Jesuit High School family. Because the experience of the Freshmen Overnight Retreat is so important for new students, participation is mandatory for each Freshman. Students are automatically signed up for the Retreat.
Please note: There is a Parent Portion of the Retreat on Saturday morning, and we ask that parents R.S.V.P. to attend the Parent Portion of the Retreat by July 29. An email with all the details and link to the R.S.V.P will be sent in July.
The Sophomore Breakaway Retreat focuses on using the gift of courage as we try to build the Kingdom of God. Sophomores travel with their Morality Class to the CSUS Newman Center. This mandatory retreat is led by the Senior Retreat Team. For more information, please contact Paul Rose.
Sophomore Retreat Dates Are Listed On Our Monthly Calendar
The Juniors travel with their Theology 3 class to Christ the King Retreat Center for an overnight retreat focusing justice, choices, and prayer. This mandatory retreat is led by the Senior Retreat Team. For more information, please contact Paul Rose.
Junior Retreat Dates Are Listed On Our Monthly Calendar
The Senior Retreat, KAIROS, is optional. KAIROS means “the Lord’s Time.” The Seniors, in experiencing this four-day retreat, have the opportunity to integrate all of their high school experiences within their own spirituality and values. Retreatants are challenged to find God in the face of all those around them. There are five Kairos retreats each year, the last one being for Juniors. This retreat is led by faculty and students who have made a KAIROS retreat.