Bishop John J Snyder High School Retreat Program Schema

9th Grade – “The Great Adventure” – August 25, 2017

9th Grade retreat activities are conducive to a focus on prayer, faith, a relationship with Christ, meeting new classmates, forming community, and building self-esteem.  Time is allotted for individual and group reflection.

  • One day retreat on campus
  • Ends with a class Mass
  • Junior and Senior Retreat Leaders
    • Meet prior to retreat for planning
    • Present witness talks
    • Lead small groups
    • Plan and put on skits

10th Grade – “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me.” – March 16, 2018

10th Grade retreat activities are conducive to a focus on prayer, faith, a relationship with Christ, overcoming obstacles, having the courage to make good decisions, preparing for Reconciliation and The Passion of Christ.  Time is allotted for individual and group reflection.

  • One day retreat off campus at most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
  • Ends with a class Mass
  • Junior and Senior Retreat Leaders
    • Meet prior to retreat for planning
    • Present witness talks
    • Lead small groups
    • Plan and put on skits

11th Grade  – “Called to More” – November 16, 2017

Activities are conducive to a focus on prayer, faith, communication, service, discipline, and physical and mental challenges with teamwork.  Time is allotted for individual and group reflection.

  • Off campus at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons Island, GA
  • One-day retreat extending beyond school hours:  6:00 AM until 7:15 PM
  • BJS teacher chaperones / retreat leaders from the senior class
  • Mass celebrated at the close of the day

*Cost includes transportation, lunch at the retreat center, a t-shirt, and participation in a low-and-high-elements challenge ropes course.

BOTH of the following permission slips and the $85 fee must be submitted by November 9th to Campus Ministry.

Junior Retreat School Permission Slip / Adventure Challenge Release Form 2017

 

12th Grade – “Strength for the Journey” – February 8-9, 2018

  • Off Campus at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons Island, GA
  • Overnight
  • Mass is celebrated upon return to campus.
  • Snyder teachers are the chaperones and retreat leaders

Activities are conducive to a focus on prayer, faith, family, community, letting go of past mistakes, reconciliation, self-knowledge, being one with Christ in the present moment, hopes and practical ideas about the future.

This retreat is mandatory for all seniors.

The Holy Spirit guides our retreats and ignites the hearts of our students with the fire of His love.