This retreat fosters sophomores' growth as young men and women of integrity and character rooted in a relationship with Christ while fostering a deeper sense of community within their class. This one-day retreat is held off-campus at an area parish during the school day. A team of Carroll faculty and staff, parish youth ministers, and student peer-ministers lead the retreat.
Students are divided by gender for this retreat. By separating the genders, this retreat model can be more attentive to the fine differences in male and female spirituality. It also allows for a more frank discussion of gender-specific issues relevant to teenagers.
- creative ritual prayer experience
- healing service or Sacrament of Reconciliation
- community-building games and activities
- discussion, witness talks, panel Q & A and other learning experiences
In choosing retreat leaders, the teachers working on the retreats attempt to find students who seem to be living a Christian life in their actions and in their words. We look for junior and senior students who:
- make a habit of putting others needs before their own
- demonstrate a sincere desire to be the person God calls him/her to be
- actively grow his/her faith through service
- participate in spiritual activities at school and parish communities
- display leadership skills and responsibility with commitments
- give witness to their faith and life as disciples of Christ