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To fulfill the Christian Service and Retreat requirements of sophomore year, each sophomore must attend an overnight Urban Immersion Retreat with his homeroom. The retreat will begin Friday at 3 p.m. and will run until about 6 p.m. on Saturday (after we attend Mass together). During the retreat we will be preparing and serving a meal for people who are homeless, working at the Prep Food Pantry, and visiting with the senior citizens at a local nursing home.
As we work together with the poor and underprivileged, we will also be taking the time to reflect together. We will process our experiences as a group and discuss the Jesuit idea of a “faith that does justice,” always remembering that we are men (and women) for others. We hope that this retreat will inspire the sophomore class to commit themselves to serving our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
ALL SOPHOMORES MUST REGISTER FOR A RETREAT OF THEIR CHOICE. The registration form can be found here. The retreat dates for the 2013-2014 school year are:
September 20-21, 2013
October 18-19, 2013
November 8-9, 2013
November 22-23, 2013
December 13-14, 2013
January 17-18, 2014
March 21-22, 2014
April 11-12, 2014
May 16-17, 2014

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dougherty at or (201) 547-6486 immediately to discuss other dates. Remember that this retreat fulfills the Christian Service requirement for the year – something that is necessary for graduation.



Joe W., ’12 said that “Sophomore retreat showed me how many people are living in poverty, and the talks we heard were really helpful with my reflection.”

Alex G., ’12 said that “Sophomore retreat opened my eyes to a life that I could never imagine myself living.”