Retreats: Seniors

Senior Discipleship Retreat

The senior year Discipleship retreats have two main areas of focus: discernment and discipleship.

Discernment is a process of holy decision making, and we want to equip the seniors to make prayerful and sound decisions as they go forth from Bishop Chatard. “Which college should I attend?” “Should I enter a trade or the military?” “Am I called to give my life to God and the Church as a religious sister or brother?” “What is God asking me to do with my life?” These questions and more can be answered as the fruit of prayerful and intentional discernment.

Discipleship means having a mature, adult faith in Jesus Christ. In a few months, seniors will no longer be taking theology classes or going to daily Mass on Thursdays at Bishop Chatard. How will a relationship with Christ and a commitment to the Church be a priority in the next phase of their lives? We hope to provide concrete tools for our students to continue actively engaging with their faith long after graduation.

Retreats are an essential part of being a Bishop Chatard student and all seniors are expected to attend. Over and over again, students tell us how much they appreciated their retreat after being hesitant to attend.

2023-24 Retreat Dates

  • Senior Retreat #1:August 23 – 25, 2023
  • Senior Retreat #2: Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2023
  • Senior Retreat #3: January 17 – 19, 2024
  • Senior Retreat #4: February 7 – 9, 2024

The Senior Discipleship Retreats will be three days long (two overnights) and packed with fun and meaningful activities. The seniors will spend time learning about discernment, discipleship, and reflecting on their identity as children of God. These retreats take place at St. Joseph Retreat Center in Tipton, IN.

Parent Permission Form

2023-24 Retreat Rosters

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.

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Parent Permission Form