Catholic school retreats are relational at heart. They acknowledge each
individual’s unique reality and bring the power of the Gospel in a way
that engages and empowers young people. Through the retreat experience
students come to know Christian love and are exposed to a gospel centred
way of life.
Students hear and reflect on the gospel and on how to connect the
gospel message to their lives and to find ways of continuing the
Church’s mission. As part of the retreat experience students have the
opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God and the presence
of God in their lives.
Catholic school retreats are an integral part of the life-long faith
formation of young people. Students withdraw from the ordinary
activities of the school for a period of time to be with God in prayer
The purpose of a retreat is for the participant to leave their day to
day world in order to come in closer contact with God, themselves and
their community. The retreat experience contains a mixture of
instruction, prayer, reflection, and free time. Ideally students will
celebrate the sacraments of reconciliation and eucharist.