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. The last time we had this retreat (in 2020) it had a tremendous impact and was highly rated by all the students. On these days, juniors will be at St. Mary’s in the chapel or gym all day from 8:15 a.m. until 2:55 p.m. (whether it’s a Green Day or a Gold Day). Here are details:


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


Tuesday, February 8 (8:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.):

Sr. Theresa’s junior Religion classes in A and B periods

Mr. McCormack’s junior Religion classes in A and C periods


Wednesday, February 9 (8:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.):        

Mrs. Kozina’s junior Religion classes in F and G periods

Sr. Theresa’s junior Religion classes in E and F periods

Mrs. Monkcton’s junior Religion class in E period


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 and bottled water. As this is a closed retreat, students will NOT be allowed to leave to get food from the cafeteria or the student store.
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 2:55 p.m.


If you have any questions please contact Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Costello: [email protected]

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.