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Retreats

Our Retreat Offerings

As we seek to educate the whole person and teach "a way of life," Lansing Catholic offers a variety of retreat and spiritual growth opportunities.  Our retreats include testimonies from faculty, staff, and upperclassmen, as well as time for small group discussion and personal reflection.  Attending a retreat each year at Lansing Catholic is a graduation requirement.

If you have any questions about any of our retreats or other opportunities, please contact our Director of Campus Ministry, Ben Pohl, at 517-267-2115.

Freshmen & Sophomore Day-Retreats

Freshmen and sophomores all go on a day-long retreat with their homeroom. These are held at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. These retreats are led by upperclassmen and help students focus on where they are at with God through a mix of prayer, games, witness talks, and discussions. Each retreat includes Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Junior Day-Retreat

Juniors all go on a day-long retreat with their homeroom.  These retreats feature talks by Lansing-area men and women who are living their faith beyond high school.  More details to follow.
*Juniors are required to attend this retreat, but may additionally attend any of the below opportunities available to juniors.

Kairos (Juniors and Seniors)

Kairos is considered by many to be the capstone spiritual experience at Lansing Catholic.  The word Kairos means, “the Lord's time,” and participants hear a series of talks, participate in discussions and activities, and celebrate the Eucharist together.  Participants should be open to going deeper into a life of discipleship and be interested in examining their life in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Several staff members and some of our seniors who participated as juniors will lead our Kairos retreat.

Flint Immersion Retreat (Seniors)

This retreat helps form students in the Christian vision of service, as they not only take part in service but also hear talks and take time to discuss with each other their experiences.  This retreat has a limited capacity and is only available to those who are not ready to attend Kairos and those who attended Kairos as a junior.

Senior Morning of Reflection

The entire senior class will spend one morning during second semester offsite at St. John Student Center in East Lansing.  They will hear from recent Lansing Catholic graduates about the transition to college, as well as some adults who do campus ministry at MSU.

Senior U.P. Retreat

This retreat begins the day after graduation and is a great opportunity to reflect with the Lord on the transition out of high school.  The retreat takes place near Paradise, MI in the Upper Peninsula, at a new religious community called The Companions of Christ the Lamb.  Their 1,000+ acre grounds and rustic lodging provide retreatants with the space to encounter the Lord in the silence of their hearts.  Our retreat will include daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, and community meals, as well as short talks focused on the life ahead of you.  The time between breakfast and dinner will be silent, with community time each evening.  

More Great Opportunities

Exalt

On a few Saturday nights during the school year Lansing Catholic hosts an Exalt night open to all teens from around the Lansing area.  Exalt is a time to encounter Jesus through music, adoration, confession, and prayer teams.  Come to Exalt, come with friends, and come with a heart open to a God who wants nothing more than to do great things in your life!

Edith Stein Conference

This conference is an annual student-led conference at the University of Notre Dame and focuses on the dignity and vocation of the human person and ethical questions of our day.  It is a great opportunity for students to go deeper into their understanding of the Catholic worldview and see how Catholic college students are putting their faith into action.