Class Retreats 2017-18



St. Joseph, patron of families and workers, pray for us.

Mission Statement: The goal of the Campus Ministry Program at Bishop Hartley High School is to foster and grow the culture of the school in which members of the Hartley family are led to follow Christ more closely, making God known, loved, served and celebrated throughout our community.

The success of our program rests in our families and our parishes, as the formation of faith occurs first in the home and in the parish community. The Campus Ministry Program is a resource for students as they continue to live and explore their faith.  We also serve parents as they strive to live out their sacred role as prime educators of children in the faith. The campus ministry program at Bishop Hartley strongly encourages parents and students to maintain spiritual connection with the universal Church in active participation at the home parish. Faithful and constant celebration of the sacraments is essential to the spiritual life of individuals, families and communities. If we can be of service in assisting you in your faith formation, please feel free to contact Mrs. Tera Chun, Campus Minister

In an effort to enhance the faith formation of our students, Bishop Hartley H.S. provides the following retreat opportunities for our students:

Senior “Kairos Retreat”

Theme: “Live the Fourth” Themes centered on Catholic Christian Adulthood

Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426‐2363

Dates:  Seniors will be assigned to attend one of the three available sessions. Accommodations will be made for students who are athletes or have extracurricular conflicts (4 days, 3 nights).

Kairos 17: Tuesday, September 12 – Friday, September 15, 2017
Kairos 18: Sunday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Kairos 19: Tuesday, March 13– Friday, March 16, 2018

Junior Retreat

Theme: Leadership and Building up the Community of God – run by Bergamo Retreat Center

Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426‐2363

Dates:  Juniors will be assigned to attend one of three sessions via randomized computer selection.  Please keep these dates free as assignments have not yet been made (2 days, 1 night).

Session I:  Sunday, December 3 – Monday, December 4, 2017
Session II:  Sunday, January 21 – Monday, January 22, 2018
Session III: Sunday, March 25 – Monday, March 26, 2018

Sophomore Retreat

Theme:  We are the Body of Christ – run by Jesuit Spiritual Center

Location: Bishop Hartley High School

Date: Friday October 6, 2017

Freshmen Retreat

Theme: Focus on the School Pillars of Faith & Service – created and lead by the Honors Junior Religion classes

Location:  Bishop Hartley High School

Dates:  Freshmen are assigned to and will attend one of two sessions scheduled during school hours based on House assignment:

Session I:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 (Houses TBD)
Session II:  Friday, February 9, 2018 (Houses TBD)

The following requirements and expectations are noted:

  1. All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are expected to attend the annual retreat. It is understood that your attendance at Bishop Hartley is indicative of your agreement with our school’s philosophy and policy (See attendance policy).
  2. Freshmen & Sophomores must pack a lunch for their assigned retreat day, freshmen will have the opportunity to purchase a provided lunch.
  3. Appropriate behavior by each student is expected while being transported to and from the retreat site as well as during all activities of the retreat.
  4. Permission slips and other information are required only for off campus retreats.
  5. Cost of Retreats are budgeted and covered.

Attendance Policy

The Senior Kairos retreat is not mandatory; however, students are encouraged to attend due to the often immeasurable spiritual and communal benefits of the experience. If you are unable to attend, there will be alternate retreats or experiences that are free to  attend or at the cost of the individual.

All freshman, sophomore and junior retreats at Bishop Hartley are mandatory.   On rare occasions when unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances cause a student to miss a retreat, the administration and Campus Minister of Bishop Hartley will respond on a case‐by‐case basis.   In most cases, students under these circumstances will be required to attend a parish‐ sponsored retreat, and/or fulfill a service hour project, including a reflection paper, above and beyond the established school requirement.