Bishop John J Snyder High School Retreat Program Schema

9th Grade – “The Great Adventure”

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

This retreat is mandatory for all freshmen.

 

10th Grade – “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me.” – Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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

This retreat is mandatory for all sophomores.

 

11th Grade  – “Called to More”

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
  • One-day retreat extending beyond school hours:  6:15 am until 7:00 pm.
  • Snyder teacher chaperones and Cenacolo Community group leaders
  • Mass celebrated at the close of the day

This retreat is mandatory for all juniors.

 

12th Grade – “God’s Love is Everlasting”

  • Off Campus
  • 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. 

Small group at the Freshman Retreat, 2018

Small groups are an integral part of the Freshman Retreat

Sophomore Retreat at Most Holy Redeemer
Sophomores from Snyder and Morning Star High School listen to a witness talk on their retreat at Most Holy Redeemer