Class Retreats


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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.

In an effort to enhance the faith formation of our students, Bishop Hartley 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. We will work with students who are athletes or have extracurricular conflicts as coaches and moderators are aware of the dates and significance of school retreats (4 days, 3 nights).

Seniors may sign-up for their preferred dates when they come to school for pictures and parking on August 14, 2019.

Kairos 20: Sunday, November 18 – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Kairos 21: Tuesday, January 15 – Friday, January 18, 2019
Kairos 22: Tuesday February 5– Friday, February 8, 2019
Kairos 23: (Juniors who wish to be leaders next year) Saturday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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 four sessions based on Religion class.  Please keep these dates available as assignments will not be made until school is in session (2 days, 1 night).

Juniors attend retreat by Religion class, but accommodations will be made for students who are unable to attend their assigned date.

Session I:  Sunday, October 28 – Monday, October 29, 2018
Session II:  Sunday, December 9 – Monday, December 10, 2018
Session III: Sunday, February 3 – Monday, February 4, 2019
Session IV: Sunday, March 3 – Monday, March 4, 2019

Sophomore Retreat

Theme:  Alpha – Students will experience select topics from the Alpha course which many parishes in the diocese are providing for their families in order to foster a safe environment to discuss and express their understanding of Jesus and the Bible. Sessions will be led by faculty members culminating in a day long retreat lead by a team from CYSC.

Location: Bishop Hartley High School

Date: Sessions will take place beginning in January 2019 and continuing through March 2019

Sophomore Retreat will take place on February 26th, 2019

Freshmen Retreat

Theme: Focus on the School Pillars of Faith & Service- created and led by the Honors Junior Religion classes under the guidance of the Campus Minster and Deacon Frank Sullivan.

Location:  Bishop Hartley High School

Dates:  Freshmen retreat will take place on Friday January 25th in our new auxiliary gym (date may be postponed for construction and will be communicated with parents).

Expectations & Attendance Policy

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 schools philosophy and policy. (See attendance policy)
2.    Freshmen & Sophomores must pack a lunch for their assigned retreat day
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.