Class Retreats 2016-17



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 14:  Sunday, November 20 – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kairos 15:  Tuesday, February 7 – Friday, February 10, 2017

Kairos 16:  Sunday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Junior Retreat

Theme: Leadership and Building up the Community of God

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, September 25 – Monday, September 26, 2016

Session II:  Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14, 2016

Session III: Sunday, December 4 – Monday, December 5, 2016


Sophomore Retreat

Theme:  We are the Body of Christ

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

Session I:  Thursday, October 27, 2016 (Aquinas, Springs, & Wehrle House members)

Session II:  Friday, October 28, 2016 (Sacred Heart, Rosary, & Victory House members)


Freshmen Retreat  

Theme: Focus on the School Pillars of Faith & Service

Location:  Bishop Hartley H.S.

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

Session I:  Thursday, January 19, 2017 (Sacred Heart, Springs, Victory House members)

Session II:  Friday, January 20, 2017 (Aquinas, Rosary, Wehrle House members)



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.

All freshmen, 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.