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Faith Formation

Retreat Program

Our Retreat Program is crafted around the Jesuit idea of cura personalis—care of the individual. The program is ever-evolving and expanding to meet the spiritual needs of our students as they grow and mature with us over the four years of high school.

Students attend retreats in a single-gender environment and with their grade-level peers. There are opportunities during a student's senior year to help lead retreats for their younger schoolmates. Retreat attendance is a graduation requirement. Each experience is designed to help our students develop an authentic relationship with God that reveals to them their gifts so that they can use them to serve the world.

Our Retreat Offerings

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  • VIA: Freshman Experience

    Engagement with our incoming students is a full-year experience called VIA and begins with Compass Day before their first day of classes in August. The program continues with Magis Day before the first home football game, followed by Freshman Retreat about mid-semester in the fall and concludes with Cannonball Day in mid-May. 
    The purpose of VIA is to bring all members of the class together in a  variety of settings so that they can firmly establish bonds with one another as a class throughout their freshman year at Regis Jesuit. Interactive group processes address issues such as self-image, peer support, faith development and values clarification.
  • MANRESA: Sophomore Experience

    MANRESA is the yearlong program for sophomores and includes a Convocation at the beginning of the school year, retreat in either the fall or spring semester and concludes with a Bridge Mass at the end of school year.
    The Sophomore Retreat addresses how students reconcile with themselves, with others, with our world and with God. Half of the class goes on retreat while the other half engages in service immersion in the Metro area. The retreat also highlights the communal and sacramental nature of Catholicism by offering students the opportunities to celebrate the Eucharist with the rest of their class returning from Sophomore Community Day.
  • KAIROS: Junior Experience

    Kairos can be interpreted to mean “God’s time.” Led by seniors who have already made Kairos, this intense four-day experience invites participants to accept themselves as people who are loved unconditionally by God and others. This insight, in turn, promotes growth in self-knowledge, openness to others and a renewed appreciation of the faith dimension of life.

    Multiple Kairos Retreats are scheduled throughout the school year so that students may choose a time that best works with their academic and activities schedules.
  • Senior Retreat Opportunities

    Retreats for seniors are optional, but students are invited and encouraged to engage in opportunities designed to challenge them to grow in new ways, including as retreat leaders for their younger classmates. 

Our Retreat Coordinators

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  • Photo of Eric Ramirez

    Eric Ramirez 

    Director of Pastoral Ministries | Theology Teacher
    (303) 269-8024
  • Photo of Amanda Houser

    Amanda Houser 17

    Pastoral Retreat Coordinator | Theology Teacher
    (303) 269-8090

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