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 2018's Freshman Retreat will be held at Bishop McNamara on Friday, August 22nd.

Sophomore


Sophomore Retreat News and Information

The sophomore retreat will be September 22-24, 2014.  Half of the sophomore class will be on retreat from 3pm on the 22nd until 3pm on the 23rd.  The other half of the class will be on retreat from 3pm on the 23rd until 3pm on the 24th.  Student have been sent an email with further details and a packing list.

Junior

Kairos sign-ups began on September 9.  At this time, all students have been placed on one of the 4 retreats.  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 the members of the Junior class.

Four Kairos retreats will be offered during the 2014-2015 school year.  Dates are listed below:
November 5-7, 2014
December 3-5, 2014
February 18-20, 2015
March 25-27, 2015

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


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