Retreats

FRESHMAN RETREAT 2022

Date TBD

The purpose of this retreat is to integrate the new members of the Mater Dei family into the school community and faith life. It also introduces the students to spiritual opportunities at Mater Dei and builds class unity. The retreat is separated over two days, with half the freshman class attending each day. It is at Mater Dei Parish and mandatory during the school day.

SOPHOMORE RETREAT 2022

Dates TBD

This retreat helps students to understand their own dignity and worth and how they can only be truly fulfilled by loving and serving others. The retreat is separated over two days, with half the sophomore class attending each day. It is at Mater Dei Parish and mandatory during the school day.

JUNIOR RETREAT 2021

March 15 & 19

Mater Campus Ministry hosted its annual Junior Retreat with the theme “Loving God.” This year’s retreat looked very different from years past, but the students were all smiles and laughs under their masks. Through faith talks and small group discussions, the junior were able to identify some of the obstacles in their faith and learn how to overcome them by growing closer to God. The retreat concluded with adoration and Mass.

Highlights/Student Testimonials

  • God showed me that there is light throughout the darkness and that there are people who are living through the something as me. Overall trust in his plan for you.”
  • “God touched my life through this retreat because it was a wakeup call to stop being so self-reliant. Lately I have been insanely stressed because I want to take everything into my own hands. This retreat really showed me to let go and let God.”
  • “I feel that God reminded me that He is always here for me and I need to begin to make more time to prioritize more praying time to strengthen my faith and not feel so lost and anxious all the time. It also showed me that I’m never alone because God and others in my community are here to support me.”

SENIOR RETREAT 2021

April 26 & 27

The senior retreat will be held this year at Mater Dei Catholic High School. The purpose is to help the students deepen their relationship with God to have a firm foundation upon leaving Mater Dei. The retreat is optional and a fee will be charged. Students must have signed permission slips and a behavior contract. Forms are available a few weeks before the retreats.