Retreats: Seniors

Senior Fellowship Retreat

The Class of 2023 Seniors will attend the Senior Fellowship retreat (formerly called Christian Awakening Retreat).

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 the schedules of busy seniors. Faculty, staff, and BCHS alumni will help make these retreats successful.

Any help with keeping details of the retreat quiet from other seniors, younger siblings and younger students is greatly appreciated.

2022-23 Retreat Dates

  • Senior Retreat #1: October 5 – 7, 2022
  • Senior Retreat #2: November 2 – 4, 2022
  • Senior Retreat #3: February 1 – 3, 2023
  • Senior Retreat #4: March 1 – 3, 2023

Senior Retreats begin on Wednesdays and end on Fridays around 5:00 p.m. They are held at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House here in Indianapolis.

Cost is $250 and is automatically billed as part of your tuition/fees. The school helps subsidize the overall cost of this retreat, but the retreat involves more extensive room and board costs because of the length of time spent at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. However, we do not want anyone to miss the opportunity to participate because of financial concerns. Contact Libbie Steiner, Lsteiner@bishopchatard.org, with any financial concerns.

2022-23 Retreat Rosters

Rosters will be posted in early August. If a senior cannot attend the assigned retreat, he/she should arrange switching with another student and inform the Campus Ministry staff. If you have trouble finding a switch, contact the Campus Ministry Department.

Parent Permission Form

2021-22 Retreat Rosters

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Parent/Guardian Permission Forms are usually due one week before the retreat

Deadline for Feb. 16-19 retreat is January 29.

Online Permission Form

— or — Paper Version

  • All the students, alumni leaders, and faculty/staff will be required to do a daily self-screening before they are allowed to enter the retreat center; this includes a temperature check and a brief self-examination for COVID symptoms.
  • Masks are mandatory for everyone. Social distancing will be observed whenever possible. Frequent hand-washing and -sanitizing will be encouraged.
  • The retreats will not be overnight. Sessions will end around 9:00 p.m. each evening.
  • Students should be dropped off (or drive themselves) to and from the Fatima Retreat Center each day. Students are expected to remain on the retreat center’s grounds for the duration of the retreat experience until they are dismissed each evening.
  • 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.

Where and When

Senior retreats begin on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. and end on Friday around 5 p.m. Retreats are held at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226, 317- 545-7681.

Cost

The school subsidizes the overall cost of this retreat, but the retreat involves more extensive room and board costs because of the length of time spent at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. For the Class of 2021, the retreat fee is $250. The fee will automatically be included in your tuition payment account.

Financial Aid

We do not want anyone to miss the opportunity to participate because of financial concerns. If a parent needs help with the cost, please contact Joel Kelley, Associate Director of Campus Ministry at jkelley@bishopchatard.org. Your request will be held in strict confidence.


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