To fulfill the Christian Service and Retreat requirements of sophomore year, each sophomore must attend an overnight Urban Immersion Retreat. 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 in the Prep Food Pantry, and visiting with the senior citizens at St. Ann's Home in Jersey City.
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 under "Sophomore Retreat Registration" in the toolbar to the left. The deadline for registration is SEPTEMBER 11.
The retreat dates for the 2014-2015 school year are:
September 19-20, 2014
October 17-18, 2014
November 7-8, 2014
November 21-22, 2014
December 12-13, 2014
January 16-17, 2015
February 6-7, 2015
February 27-28, 2015
March 19-20, 2015
April 17-18, 2015
May 15-16, 2015
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT THE RETREAT?
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.”