Retreats

The retreat program is designed to provide opportunities for spiritual formation that are appropriate to the developmental level of the students and challenges them in their faith.

The Freshman Retreat is a part of the orientation process and focuses on students becoming Holy Cross men and women. The Sophomore Retreat is an off-campus retreat in which students will focus on the pillar of "building respect." Juniors attend the Kairos retreat, which is 3 days and 2 nights at an off-site retreat house. The Senior Retreat provides an opportunity for the entire class to come together on a day-long retreat in a spirit of prayer.


Freshman

The Freshman Retreat is a part of the first-year orientation process and focuses on students becoming Holy Cross men and women.

Freshman Retreat News and Information

The Class of 2020's Freshman Retreat will be held at Bishop McNamara on Friday, August 26, 2015, from 8:00 AM to 2:50 PM.

Sophomore


Sophomore Retreat News and Information

The Sophomore Retreats will be held on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Half of the sophomore class will be attend the retreat on the 31st. The other half of the class will attend the retreat on the 1st. This retreat is a single overnight. Students will leave after school on the first day and return at the end of the following school day.

Junior

Junior Kairos Retreat sign-ups occur at the beginning of September (check announcements for details about the specific date). At that time, all juniors will be scheduled for one of the four Kairos retreats happening during the school year. Subsequently, any student wanting to change his/her retreat needs to find a fellow junior that is willing to swap places. Those students then need to come to Campus Ministry to make the change official.

The Kairos experience is a 3 day, 2 night opportunity to literally retreat (“get away”) from every-day life in order to focus on one’s own personal relationship with God. The graces we seek on the Kairos retreat are that each student will have a transformative encounter with God and grow in gratitude, clarity, and self-knowledge. These graces are sought both through the student’s personal prayer and reflection, and also in his/her relationships with others, especially classmates.

Four Kairos retreats will be offered during the 2016-2017 school year. Dates are listed below:
October 26-28, 2016
November 30 - December 2, 2016
March 1 - 3, 2017
April 5 - 7, 2017

Senior

The Senior Retreat provides an opportunity for the entire class to come together on a day-long retreat in a spirit of prayer so that students can discern more clearly their future beyond Bishop McNamara.

Senior Retreat News and Information

The Senior Retreat will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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