In the 2022-23 academic year, Junior students may choose an off-campus retreat experience with opportunities offered throughout the school year in order to set students up for spiritual flourishing throughout their final years at Saint Joe.
Parents who wish to help with lunch at retreats can sign up here.
Holy Cross Walking PilgrimageWhere: Notre Dame's Tri-Campus Area*
When: November 3, 4 and 10 — maximum 50 students each day
Details: Join Fr. Geoff on a mini-pilgrimage at the University of Notre Dame for a day of reflection in the tradition of Holy Cross. We'll explore the virtues of faith, hope, and charity through the perspectives of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of Sorrows, and St. Joseph while also visiting significant places of devotion and prayer on campus. We'll spend time at the Grotto, Log Chapel, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Moreau Seminary, Holy Cross Cemetery, and perhaps a few other sites along the way. Come and experience the rich spiritual heritage of Holy Cross right here in our South Bend community.
Logistics: Here's more information on a timeline, what to bring, what to wear and other common FAQs for this retreat.
How Do I Know? Discernment, Vocation, and the Fullness of LifeWhere: Saint Pius X Parish Center*
When: November 11 — maximum 60 students
Details: Fr. Augustine will lead this retreat that addresses the important questions of life, vocation, planning for our futures, and what it means to be fully alive.
Advent Retreat DayWhere: Sacred Heart Retreat Center*
When: December 2 — maximum 60 students
Details: Spend the day spiritually entering into the holy season of Advent. Prayer, Confession, and Mass will be
available to participants.
Diocesan Men's ConferenceWhen: February 18 — maximum 30 men
Details: Men of the classes of 2023 and 2024 are invited to join newly ordained Deacons Oross and Verhiley at the annual men's conference for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Fathers and sons may choose to participate together. Saint Joe High will cover the cost for any student who wishes to participate in this Saturday retreat.
Lenten RetreatWhere: Sacred Heart Retreat Center*
When: March 3rd — maximum 30 students
Details: Spend the day spiritually entering into the holy season of Lent. Prayer, Confession, and Mass will be available to participants.
Women's RetreatWhere: Sacred Heart Retreat Center*
When: April 21st — maximum 60 women
Details: Join Mrs. Baglow in a special day designed just for girls. Spend time being refreshed and enjoying the fellowship of our Saint Joe sisters.
*Students will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the retreats on Notre Dame's campus, at St. Pius X Parish, and at the Sacred Heart Center. If this is not possible for some reason, please reach out to Mrs. Baglow as soon as possible.