The below information includes important changes for the 2020-21 school year.
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. 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.
For the class of 2021, the Kairos/Flint retreat requirement has been waived. Seniors will instead be required to attend a two-day retreat which will take place during the day (not overnight). See "Senior Retreat" below for details.
For online students, we will be recording certain aspects of our retreats and providing you with that content after the conclusion of the retreat. Because you will not be attending retreats synchronously, we ask that you attend all classes that would normally be in session on the day of the retreat. For example, if you are a De Porres House sophomore, you will attend your regular classes on Feb 4 and then go through the retreat content at your convenience.
- Due to the pandemic, seniors will attend a two-day retreat. Check out details below for information about this exciting new retreat!
Due to a Snow Day on January 26, Day 2 of the Senior Retreat will be held on Tuesday, March 30, the same day as ACT testing.
- Freshmen attend a day retreat each year with their class. The theme of our freshman retreat is Encountering Christ. The day includes personal testimonies from LCHS staff and students, adoration, confession, Mass, and more.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Freshman Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
Day Retreats (Sophomores and Juniors)
- Sophomores and Juniors attend a day retreat each year with fellow members of their House. These retreats serve to develop House identity by focusing on each House's patron saint and virtues. Each retreat will include adoration, confession, and Mass.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - De Porres House Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Tekakwitha House Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - Frassati House Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Joseph House Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
Kairos and Flint Immersion Retreat
As a part of our mission to form students spiritually into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, LCHS students attend either our Kairos Retreat (junior or senior year) or Flint Immersion Retreat (senior year).
For the class of 2021, the Kairos/Flint retreat requirement has been waived. Seniors will instead be required to attend a two-day retreat which will take place during the day (not overnight). See "Senior Retreat" above for details.
Our Kairos and/or Flint retreats may take place in the spring of 2021 as optional events, depending on the state of the pandemic.
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.
Due to the uncertainty regarding our Kairos Retreat, we are not sure whether we will be able to hold our Sozo Retreat this school year.