This year’s junior retreats are being presented by a visiting team from Point Break, and will

focus on breaking down walls of division on campuses caused by issues such as bullying,

disrespect, racism, gangs, intolerance and misunderstanding. On these days, juniors will be

at St. Mary’s all day like usual, but not in class.

Here are details:


The following is the schedule for which students will attend which day:

  • Wednesday, February 5:

Mrs. Piasecki’s junior Religion classes in A, E, F periods

Mrs. Monckton’s junior Religion class in C period

  • Thursday, February 6:

Mr. McCormack’s junior Religion classes in A, B, D G periods


Important information:

• The retreat is NOT optional. Attendance will be taken and absences reported just like any school day.

• Students should wear their school uniform.

• Students should leave their backpacks at home.

• Students should bring a lunch.

• Students should report to the chapel starting at 8:00 a.m. The retreat begins at 8:15 a.m. with Mass in the chapel. The remainder of the day will be spent in the gym.

• Students will be dismissed at the end of the day at 2:30 p.m.


If you have any questions please contact Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Costello at

Every student on campus attends a retreat once a year. Each retreat varies in content, but always includes Mass, speakers, small group talks, and other activities centered around spiritual themes or essential life topics.
The Freshmen Retreat is the day before school begins and part of Freshmen Orientation. Juniors and Seniors on the Campus Ministry Team lead the retreat.
The Sophomore and Junior retreats typically feature outside guest speakers or visiting retreat teams, such as NET Ministries (based in Minnesota).
The Senior Retreat is focused on spiritual life after graduation and keeping the faith in college, sometimes featuring outside speakers and staff presentations.