2020-21 School Year Retreats:
Scroll down for information on retreats next school year (2021-22)
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 as adapted due to the pandemic.
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.
House Retreats (Sophomores and Juniors)
- Sophomores and Juniors will attend a retreat 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. Dress is uniform bottom with House shirt. Students can bring their lunch or pick up lunch at the cafeteria. All students should report to the Gym at 8:55 am to begin the retreat.
- Note for students: If you have any academic related concerns, please be sure to speak with your teachers before your retreat.
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)
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - De Porres House Retreat at Lansing Catholic (8:55 am - 3:00 pm)
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.
- 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)
Kairos and Flint Immersion Retreat
Our Kairos and/or Flint retreats will not take place this year.
2021-22 School Year Retreats
Freshmen Day Retreat*
Our freshmen will attend a day retreat as a class during the fall. The theme will be Encountering Christ and will feature talks and testimonies from LCHS students and staff as well as small groups led by upperclassmen leaders. The retreat will include adoration, confession, and Mass. It takes place during the hours of the school day.
Sophomore/Junior House Retreat*
Sophomores and Juniors will attend a retreat with fellow members of their respective House. These retreats serve to develop House identity by focusing on each House's patron saint, virtues, and motto. Each retreat will include adoration, confession, and Mass. It takes place during the hours of the school day.
Senior 2-Day Retreat*
Seniors will attend a conference-style retreat held during the day on Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23. Exact times and location TBA. The theme of the retreat is Called by Name / Made for More and includes guys and girls sessions with dynamic presenters as well as breakout sessions that students can pick from. The retreat will include adoration, confession, and Mass.
Kairos Retreat (open to Juniors and Seniors)
Juniors and seniors may attend Kairos, a three-night retreat that draws students into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. 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. Typically, several staff members and seniors who participated as juniors lead our Kairos retreat. However, due to the cancellation of last year's Kairos Retreat, staff and LCHS alumni will lead our 33rd Kairos Retreat. We have room for as many juniors and seniors who would like to attend. Kairos will run from the evening of Thursday, March 17 through the afternoon of Sunday, March 20.
Flint Service Retreat (open to all grade levels)
The Flint Service 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. This retreat will take place in the fall and has a limited number of spots. Participants will receive service hours for the weekend. Exact dates/times TBA.
*Required for graduation.