The Freshman Retreat experience involves two parts:
The first part happens the Sunday before the academic year starts. Following a Welcome Mass, which includes incoming freshmen and their parents, there is time spent developing community among these future Padres. This day is led by student retreat leaders and members of the Big Brothers program.
Part two is conducted during a school day and the class is broken into fourths. Each group has a different day spent together to reflect on the theme "Relationship with Self." This retreat is also led by student retreat leaders.
Freshman Retreat Location: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
The Sophomore Retreat is a day-long retreat. The class is divided into four groups, so that a day can be spent with a smaller section of the class. This day focuses on the theme "Relationship with Others"— the students' relationship with friends, family, and dating. They are invited to reflect on how they treat these people with care and respect and how God takes on these roles in their lives. Student retreat leaders help facilitate this retreat.
Sophomore Retreat Location: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
The Junior/Senior Retreat called Kairos (‘God’s Time”) is optional. This capstone retreat gives padres the space to explore how God is working in various parts of their lives. Space is limited and it is a first-come, first-served sign-up process.
Kairos Retreat Location:
Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park
Kairos registrations are CLOSED for the 2012-2013 year