Junior Retreat – Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The theme of the Junior retreat will center around the big day ahead:All class retreat,Ring Mass, and Ring Mass reception! Re-U-KNIGHTED!!!!! The retreat will begin at 8:45 am - 2:30 pm at Santa Maria Fairpark. The whole class will participate in activities centered around the role of God in their lives as developing young adults in their faith!
Sophomore Half Day Retreat – Thursday, February 28, 2019 NET Ministries will be visiting our campus to facilitate our Sophomore retreat. This will be a time to refresh the themes of the all-day retreat and get some time to discuss important moral issues and spiritual issues. This is a required retreat for all Sophomores.
One of the hallmarks of a St. Joseph education is our retreat program. Each class has yearly retreats which culminates with the senior KAIROS retreat. The retreat dates for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:
- August 30, 2018 -- Freshman Retreat
- September 25, 2018 -- Sophomore Retreat (1/2 of class)
- September 26, 2018 -- Sophomore Retreat (1/2 of class)
- October 2, 2018 -- Junior Retreat
- November 5-8, 2018 -- Senior Kairos Retreat
- January 23, 2019 -- Freshman Mini-Retreat
- February 28, 2019 -- Sophomore Mini-Retreat (new date)
- February 11-14, 2019 - Senior Kairos Retreat
- April 3, 2019 -- Junior Retreat
The Kairos is a Greek word meaning “God’s time.” More specifically, Kairos refers to the time God creates for people of faith to meet and experience Him on His terms. Kairos is a high school retreat program started in Ohio with a Jesuit high school affiliated with John Carroll University, and it is based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Kairos retreats are used throughout the entire United States and around the world. The retreat is an intense, four-day process that provides participants the chance to contemplate God's role in their lives.
St. Joseph High School has a very special and unique Kairos retreat tailored to best meet the needs of its senior student population. It was established at St. Joseph High School in 1999 by a handful of dedicated teachers and students. Today, each retreat is led by faculty members, alumni, and students who have all attended at least one other Kairos retreat. The difference between Kairos and other retreats is that it focuses on helping one find his or her own personal relationship with God during a few days of discerning and discovery. Through the course of the retreat, a building of a strong community takes place through encouraging openness, reflection, and trust. This experience is a highlight of the senior year.