Retreats & Registration Information
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2021-2022 Retreat Options
Below are the basic details of our retreat options for the coming year. While we have dates for some of the retreats below they are all tentative based on the current pandemic situation.
Adore will be an all-night lock-in style retreat that will be held right in our own Campus Ministry center. The retreat begins with Mass followed by a shared meal and then moves to CampMin where the students will spend the night in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The night will include praise and worship music, talks and discussions, private prayer time and more. Adore! will be a great way to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Open to all students.
An overnight retreat experience just for the sophomore ladies focusing on being Bold, Reverent, Authentic, Very Good, and Empowered to live as a young woman for Christ. The retreat is lead by adult staff and a team of upperclassmen. The core of the retreat is the beautiful teaching of the Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II. Through discussions, prayer, and activities the girls will explore the challenges and graces of living a life of Christian character, modesty, chastity, and honoring the compliment of the masculinity of their brothers in Christ. Sophomore Girls
CRUSADER LEADERSHIP RETREAT
A team-building, leadership-developing, spirit-lifting, faith-deepening overnight retreat for students who are recognized by staff/coaches/moderators/administrators like those who display leadership qualities. Students are invited to develop these qualities in light of their faith, to be used in leadership and spiritual activities both inside and outside of school. Retreat activities include a challenge course, climbing wall, and high ropes course, opportunities for prayer and faith development. This retreat is open to students in grades 10-12 by invitation only.
DE SALES SERVICE WORKS (DSW)
Dates: 10/14-10/16/2021 or 2/24-2/26/2022 or 4/28-4/30/2022
A three-day service experience working & worshipping alongside students in an underprivileged neighborhood of Camden, NJ. Includes travel, workdays, prayer & fun! Students participating in this trip will fulfill their retreat requirement for and receive 15 Good Samaritan hours. We host three DSW retreats each year. Open to students in grades 10-12.
FAN THE FIRE YOUTH RALLY
Fan the Fire Youth Rally is a gathering of 600 plus teens from the mid-Atlantic region. The day consists of a Keynote talk, multiple breakout talks, praise and worship music, the opportunity for confession, a dinner concert, Holy Hour and Mass. The day is usually held on the second or third Saturday in November at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York PA. The day is open to all students and runs from about 9 am to 9 pm. Click for More Info.
FOURTH DAY RETREAT
A follow up for Senior KAIROS Alumni, expanding their KAIROS experience before leaving LCHS. This retreat is very practical and includes a relevant discussion to help students live and grow their faith in the years just following graduation whether they head to college or right into the workforce. This retreat is held in the spring and is open only to seniors who have been on a KAIROS.
The Freshman retreat is designed to welcome our new class to the LCHS family and to begin to build class unity and is held in the fall on a regular school day. The day starts with a Mass. Students will work on team building activities, and discuss why it's important to be an active part of the school. They are challenged to explore and grow in their faith and begin to learn that the purpose of their education is to serve God and help proclaim the Gospel with their lives. Freshmen are highly encouraged to select a weekend/out-of-school school retreat IN ADDITION to the Freshman Retreat by filling out the enclosed form but are not required to.
Fiat Days is a retreat for young Catholic women who want to learn more about consecrated life, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. Separate registration through the Diocese of Harrisburg Office for Vocations is required. Fiat Days are held at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD in July. You must provide your own transportation.
"Journey" is a two-night three-day retreat based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy written by JRR Tolkien. We journey with Frodo, Sam, Gandalf and all the characters of this film on their mission to save middle earth. The retreat includes watching all three Extended version of the popular film and discussion the Christian themes that Tolkien intentionally wove into his epic story. This is not a literary exercise but a spiritual journey that explores the theological virtues of faith, hope and love and how God guides us and brings us to him through the trials and difficulties of life. We explore how to deal with suffering, discern our vocation and mission in life and focus on our relationship with our Creator and each other. Open to Sophomores to Seniors
Dates: 11/21-11/24/2021 or 2/17-2/20/2022 or 3/24-3/27/2022
An incredible four day, three-night retreat experience lead by a team of past participants (students) and faculty, that helps students either begin to explore or explore in more depth the nature God and who they are in relation to God. They see the importance of developing a relationship with God and healthy, holy relationships with their peers, friends, and the adults in their lives. KAIROS is held three times a year, one in both the fall and spring and two during the winter. It is open to Juniors and Seniors.
MARCH FOR LIFE
This retreat option brings our faith and civic duty together in one day. Students lead by faculty and staff will travel to Washington DC to join hundreds of thousands of people young and old. The day will include one of the many youth events that are offered as options before the March and Rally begin around noon. Details will be available in the early fall. The March for Life is open to all students.
MEN AT WORK
This new retreat for Sophomore boys is designed as a counterpart to the BRAVE retreat for the ladies. The boys will spend time involved in work projects, prayer, talks, and discussions that touch on some of the basic elements of the Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II. This retreat will be limited to only 18 spots and is open to sophomore boys.
THEME RETREAT DAY
This retreat will take place during the school day and is open to students in grades 10 to 12. The Focus is on the theme for the year. Campus Ministry invites speakers to assist us with this day. This retreat is held on campus, during a regular school day.
VISIT A SEMINARY
Tour of seminary facilities at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD on the first Thursday of November. This day is sponsored by the Diocese of Harrisburg office of Vocations. Junior and Senior Catholic young men who are at least 16 years old will join young men from the other Catholic high schools to meet seminarians, priests, and professors. A great chance to ask questions and get a glimpse into life in the seminary and as a diocesan priest. The day concludes with free lunch at The Mount.
QUO VADIS DAYS
Young men’s discernment retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Harrisburg Office of Vocations. Registration is through the Diocese. Quo Vadis Days is a time of recreation, fellowship, prayer, and discussion to help young men explore the Lord’s call. There will be priests, seminarians, and other young men gathered together for these days. Activities will include prayer (Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, etc.), hiking, games, bonfires, recreation, and sports (soccer, capture the flag, volleyball, swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, flag football), talks, great food, and discussions. The retreat is held at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD in June. You must provide your own transportation.