Retreats & Spiritual life

Campus Ministry programs encourage spiritual and personal growth, whether it is through retreats, Sacramental celebrations or oportunities for prayer, reflection and discussion.

Freshmen Retreat:  This one-day retreat for freshmen is led by members of the junior class, who help freshmen reflect on their transition to St. John's and build a strong sense of community.   

Sophomore Retreat:  This overnight retreat program is guided by seniors who encourage students to reflect on their relationships with themselves, God, and others through large group talks, small group discussions and team building activities.

Senior Retreat: Open to all members of the senior class, this retreat takes place every February. This three-day overnight spiritual retreat, at Craigville Beach Conference Center on Cape Cod, focuses on the upcoming transition from high school to college.

Father/Son Retreat: The father/son relationship is so important that we have organized a weekend retreat specifically in support of fathers and their sons. Fathers and their sons will focus on the passage into manhood, the fears and excitement, and learn that their fathers, and all men, have passed through the gateway. There are be opportunities for dialogue, spirituality, and fun activities that will create memories for a lifetime. In addition to fathers spending time together with their sons, they share stories, rock climbing and whitewater rafting at Moose River Outpost in Jackson, Maine. This trip happens each year in June.

Mother/Son Retreat: This an opportunity for mothers to spend quality time with their son in the Mountains of New Hampshire for a weekend adventure filled with hikes, meaningful talks and lots of bonding time. The retreat is held at an AMC lodge in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire. Students may participate the fall of their sophomore year.

Liturgical Music:  Students help plan music for school liturgies; student musicians play and sing during the liturgies.

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