Retreats

2016-2017 School Year

Chaminade Julienne offers a comprehensive retreat program lead by peer leaders trained by the Ministry and Service staff. Students have the opportunity to participate in a progressive series of retreats beginning their freshman year. The retreat program at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is designed to give students at each grade level the opportunity to develop themselves spiritually and interpersonally.

FRESHMAN RETREAT: BEYOND RESPECT
This one-day retreat focuses on the reverence for self, others and God. it is designed to be a bonding experience for the freshman class and inspire students to move beyond simple respect and cultivate reverence for God and all of God's creation. This retreat is required for all freshman students.

  • Where: CJ Campus
  • When: Dec. 2

SOPHOMORE RETREAT: COMMUNITY
This one-day retreat for sophomores focuses on building Christian community. Students are given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of community and they are encouraged to examine their own roles in their various communities, as well as the importance of being part of a faith community. This retreat is required for all sophomore students.

JUNIOR RETREAT: THE JOURNEY
An optional overnight experience for juniors, this retreat challenges students to journey deeper into knowing themselves, building relationships with others and discovering Christ in their lives. A low-ropes course and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation are integral parts of the retreat.

SENIOR RETREAT: KAIROS
Kairos is an optional four-day experience for seniors. The Kairos experience allows students and faculty to connect on a powerfully deep level and explore their relationship to one another and to God. Students experience faith witnesses, prayer services, small group activities, Mass and Reconciliation. Alumni often tell us that they consider this retreat a spiritually powerful component of their high school experience at CJ.