Student Retreats

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“Living in Hope: God’s Call and My Response”
Senior mini-retreat in Theology 4 class

Adam McGrew-Sherwood, JHS ’15, is going to visit our Theology 4 classes the week of November 16-20.  Adam was our Religious Coordinator during his Senior year and is now the Director of Young Adult Ministry and Outreach at St. Ignatius Parish. His witness talk will focus on Living in Hope: God’s Call and My Response. We hope this will provide a retreat-like experience for many of our Seniors.

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Freshman Companion Pods Kick-off the Year
Our newest Marauders gain a deeper understanding of the Jesuit experience

Unfortunately, Covid restrictions prevented us from holding the traditional Freshman Overnight Retreat, but our Senior Retreat Team Leaders and 118 Big Brothers, accompanied by a faculty or staff member, hosted weekly Zoom meetings for their Freshman Companion Pods during the first quarter.  Some of those pods are still meeting to support and encourage one another. 

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“The Person God is Calling Me to Be”
Sophomore Retreat Update from Campus Ministry

Our hard-working Senior Retreat Team (SRT) celebrated the season by leading twelve Sophomore Retreats over the past three weeks, one for each section of Sophomore Theology.  Our Sophomores were challenged to intentionally discern ”The Person God is Calling Me to Be” and develop a personal mission statement for their lives. 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
In Campus Ministry, that means it’s Retreat Season!

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Junior “Choices” Retreat
How our choices impact our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with God

During second semester all our Juniors will participate in a day-long, online retreat led by our Senior Retreat Team (SRT). The retreat builds upon the Life Mission Statements written during the Sophomore Retreat by inviting Juniors to consider how their choices affect their relationships with themselves, with others, and with God. The SRT will share their own stories of making choices, working through the consequences, healing relationships, and living with the intention of being “men for and with others.”  The retreat will also include small group conversations, interactive presentations, and special guest speakers.