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Student Retreat Program

 
Rationale
As a Christian, Catholic, Marianist school, we understand the importance of spiritual growth. Our faith calls us to community and the ongoing formation, and our retreat program reflects that. All student retreats are integral parts of the high school experience offered at St. Mary’s and are therefore mandatory. All costs for the retreat are included in student tuition and fees, so there is no additional cost to participate in this program. Because Kairos serves as the culmination of the retreat program, the themes from that retreat are echoed throughout the preceding retreats. All retreats are led by a team of students, faculty, and staff. They offer special times to gather for small group discussions, interactive games and activities, meaningful reflections, and Marianist moments.

For more information, please contact the Director of Campus Ministry, Billy Bommarito, bommaritob@stmaryshs.com or (314) 481-8400 ext. 192.
FRESHMAN RETREAT - NEW BEGINNINGS
The retreat is mandatory for all freshmen and is one day off-campus. Led by upperclassmen, freshmen will engage in a series of small group discussions and activities designed to help them learn more about themselves, each other and to recognize God in themselves and others.
 
DATE: TBA
St. John the Baptist Church
8:00 am
Signed Permission Forms due TBA
We will walk to and from St. John the Baptist. Please dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Lunch provided.
SOPHOMORE RETREAT - VICTUS
The retreat is mandatory for all sophomores. Led by a team of upperclassmen and St. Mary's staff, the sophomores will participate in a series of small group discussions and activities, all designed to help them find the courage to let Jesus into their lives and hearts.

Sophomore Retreat
 
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
8:00 am
Lunch provided.
JUNIOR RETREATS - VICTUS & VERSO L'ALTO
The retreat is mandatory for all juniors and is one extended day off-campus. Led by a team of faculty and staff, this retreat is designed to help juniors listen to God’s call in their lives and to discern what God wants from them. This retreat is focused on diversity, human dignity, and Catholic Social Teaching.

Verso l'alton

DATE: TBD
LOCATIONS: TBD
8:00 am
Signed Permission Forms due TBA
SENIOR RETREAT - KAIROS
The retreat is mandatory for all seniors and is two and one-half days. Kairos (an awakening; special moment) retreat allows students to see the value of the Christian faith as it is lived and experienced in the community. It allows them the opportunity to look within themselves, find their true worth, and observe how this worth is reinforced in their relationships with God, their parents, and their neighbors. The retreat is led by a team of seniors and faculty/staff members and is offered twice a year. Seniors are required to attend one of the dates. Each retreat is two and one-half days in length.
 
Kairos Senior Retreat
 
Kairos #32: Wednesday-Friday, December 8-10, 2021
Location: TBA
Signed Permission Forms due TBA

Kairos #33: Tuesday-Thursday, February 22-24, 2022
Location: TBA
Signed Permission Forms due TBA