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, Mass, and time for small group discussion and personal reflection. Students are required to attend their assigned day retreat each year, as well as either our Kairos (Junior or Senior year) or Flint Immersion (Senior year) retreats.
If you have any questions about any of our retreats or other opportunities, please contact our Director of Campus Ministry.
Day Retreats (Freshmen and Seniors)
Lansing Catholic students attend one day retreat each of their four years. The retreat schedule is below. Permission forms are linked below.
Friday, October 18, 2019 - Senior Retreat (St. Therese Church)
- The theme of our senior retreat is Leadership & Legacy. Students will reflect on their high school career through the lenses of gratitude, forgiveness, and repentance, and learn how to leverage their influence in the student body through positive Christian leadership.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Freshman Retreat (St. Therese Church)
- The theme of our freshman retreat is Living the Faith in High School. Students will hear personal testimonies from staff members about their faith and reflect on the challenges and opportunities that we face throughout high school. This retreat also has a strong social component to help foster a faith-filled culture among our newest student community.
Day Retreats (Sophomores and Juniors)
- Our House Retreats serve to develop House identity by focusing on each House's patron saint and virtues.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Tekakwitha House Retreat (St. Therese Church)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - Joseph House Retreat (St. Therese Church)
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Frassati House Retreat (St. Therese Church)
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - De Porres House Retreat (St. Therese Church)
Kairos and Flint Immersion Retreat
As a part of our mission to form students spiritually into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, LCHS students attend before graduation either our Kairos Retreat (junior or senior year) or Flint Immersion Retreat (senior year).
About Kairos (Juniors/Seniors)
Most seniors and many juniors will attend Kairos, a three-night retreat that draws students into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. It 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 seniors who participated as juniors will lead our Kairos retreat. We have room for as many juniors and seniors who would like to attend.
About Flint Immersion (Seniors only)
The Flint Immersion 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 to further integrate that vision into their lives. Staff members and seniors who attended Kairos last year lead the retreat and help make it a truly formative experience. We have room for 25 male and 25 female participants.
Sozo Retreat (Kairos Follow-Up)
Lansing Catholic is collaborating with Powers Catholic High School and Lumen Christi High School on a new follow-up retreat to Kairos called Sozo (Greek: the power of God to save, heal, deliver). Sozo is about going beyond Kairos and deeper into a life of discipleship. All students from Lansing Catholic who have already attended Kairos are eligible to attend. Registration is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Sozo will take place beginning the evening of Thursday, March 19 and end on Sunday, March 22 and will be held at Colombiere (where we hold Kairos).
Campus Ministry Activities
Renew is a night of encountering the presence of God and empowering teens to live a life of discipleship. Doors open at 6:30 pm with pizza, followed by a talk and testimony leading into a time of adoration, guided prayer, praise and worship, confession, and prayer teams. See our school calendar for dates/times. Contact Ben Pohl for more information.
Be Love Revolution (BLR) is a movement aimed to minister to high school girls. Founded in Ann Arbor in 2013 with the intention of helping young women develop a personal relationship with Jesus, our Lansing chapter began in May 2018 and is open to any 9th grade girl or older. BLR aims to personally accompany young women on their journey of faith. The mission of BLR is to help young women to Be His, Be Free, and Be Love. Be Love Lansing meets every other Wednesday evening 6:30-8:30 in the St. John Paul the Great room at the Church of the Resurrection, as well as casual weekly lunch meetings (Wednesdays) at LCHS. For more information, please contact Ms. Stacia DeVries.
Forged is our LCHS young men's group that meets once per month in the evening during the school year. We have a group activity or game, food, a testimony from an alumnus or male leader in the Catholic community, and small group time with alumni leaders. Form more information, please contact Mr. Ben Pohl.