Retreats: Juniors

Junior Fellowship Retreat

New for 2022-23 year! Juniors will be attending the retreat that has traditionally been held in the senior year!

Having this retreat in the junior year will afford students the opportunity to continue intentionally growing in their relationship with Jesus while we can continue to form them and have them invest back into student life.

In addition, many alumni and current seniors who attended Christian Awakening in their senior year have lamented not having enough time to continue building new relationships with their classmates that they got to know on retreat. Now that this retreat happens in the junior year, those relationships can continue to grow for another year.

While the retreat has a new name – Fellowship – all of the parts of Christian Awakening that you know and love will stay the same.

The centerpoint of this retreat is understanding how much God loves us and those around us. These Fellowship retreats will be three days long (two overnights) and take place throughout the school year to accommodate for the schedules of busy juniors. Along with faculty and staff leaders, Marian University San Damiano Scholars and students pursuing leadership in the Church will provide a meaningful retreat.

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Most of these elements are surprises, so we appreciate the continued honor that belongs to this hugely formative retreat experience.

Retreat Details

  • October and February Retreats: These retreats will be held at Tipton Retreat and Conference Center, in Tipton, IN. Students will travel by bus to the center and return by bus to St. Matthew’s Church. Students should be dropped off at BCHS no later than 7:30 a.m. for the bus to take them to Tipton.
  • January Retreats: These are held at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226. Student need to be dropped off there no later than 8:30 a.m.
Parent Permission Form

2022/2023 Retreat Dates

  • Junior Retreat #1: October 30 – Nov. 1, 2022
  • Junior Retreat #2: January 18 – 20, 2023
  • Junior Retreat #3: January 29 – 31, 2023
  • Junior Retreat #4: February 26 – 28, 2023

2022-2023 Retreat Rosters

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  • The girls retreats will be held at The Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, IN.
  • The boys retreats will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 4052 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Girls Parent Permission Form (online version) Boys Parent Permission Form (online version)
  • Junior Boys/Girls Retreat #1: February 28 – March 1, 2021
  • Parental Permission Forms Are Due One Week Before the Reteat

    Junior Girls Parent Permission Form (online version) Junior Boys Parent Permission Form (online version)

    — or — paper version

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    • Junior boys are responsible for either driving themselves or getting dropped off at St. Andrew. Junior girls should arrive at BCHS, where they will take busses to the Benedict Inn.
    • The evenings will not go as late as they have in the past so that everyone can get home safely.
    • Health screenings and temperature checks will take place each morning upon arrival at the retreat.
    • Mask wearing will be mandatory and hand sanitizer regularly distributed.
    • The retreats will operate on a cohort model — students will be seated with their small group for the duration of the retreat for contact tracing purposes.