Grade 6 Day of Recollection: Light of Christ
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. —Matthew 5:16
Sixth graders are introduced to the qualities of Jesus that we are called to share with others in building community.
Grade 7 Day of Recollection: Gifts
God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female* he created them. —Genesis 1:27
Seventh graders spend the day uncovering their God-given gifts. It is a time to realize and acknowledge the blessing and uniqueness of our lives.
Grade 8 AGAPE Retreat
They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. They ate their meals together with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Acts 2:42, 46-47
With Christ at the center of this community, high school students attend a 3 day weekend retreat in preparation to facilitate a peer mentored grade 8 retreat. The Almighty God and People Encounter (AGAPE) focuses on communal life with Jesus at the head of every community. Beginning with the smallest community in society, the family, students discover their responsibilities as Christians in every aspect of life. Once discovered, students are then encouraged to make worthy moral and ethical contributions to every community they are involved with.
Freshman Day of Recollection: New Beginnings
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. —Jeremiah 1:5
In this new journey to self-discovery Freshmen are led to explore, and use as tools, their God-given talents.
Sophomore Day of Recollection: Joy of Serving Others
And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ —Matthew 25:40
This retreat calls each Sophomore to look beyond oneself to discover the joy of serving others.
Junior Day of Recollection: Taking Responsibility
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. —Luke 12:48
As upperclassmen, Juniors are encouraged to take leadership roles at school, home, and in the larger community.
Senior Day of Recollection: Transitions
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. —1 Corinthians 13:11
Seniors prepare to transition from carefree adolescent lives to responsible young adults as they move to college and beyond.
KAIROS Retreat for Juniors and Seniors*
KAIROS. An awakening; special moment.
The KAIROS Retreat allows seniors to unfold the value of Christian faith as it is lived and experienced in community. It gives them an opportunity to look within themselves and find their true worth. They will observe how this worth is reinforced in their relationships with God, their parents and their neighbors.
*This is an optional four day retreat.
Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) is a national faith formation program for high school students rooted in Catholic and Marianist tradition. Based on the founder’s vision for building a community of communities to change the world, Marianist LIFE provides Marianist and non-Marianist institutions opportunities for communities of faith to form, grow, and flourish.
*Students apply to be on the LIFE Team. It is a six day retreat in Occidental, CA.
Maryknoll Staff & Personnel Retreat
The Administration, Faculty and Staff gather semi-annually for retreat. The themes for the day have ranged from discipleship to reflecting on our Catholic Identity. Strengthening our own faith is important in our work of guiding students in their faith lives.