The Retreat Program at St. Sebastian’s is a powerful way for students to grow in spirit and to strengthen the bonds that unite them.
These single day retreats, directed by the Religion Department faculty, are mandatory for the seventh and eighth graders. These days of reflection (one for each grade level) focus on community building and personal growth, include peer leaders (juniors or seniors), and always close with the sacrifice of the Mass.
In the junior and senior years, optional retreats are offered, held at Craigville Conference Center on the Cape and directed by the Religion Department faculty. The Junior Retreat (one night, two days) in the spring and the Senior Retreat (two nights, three days) in the fall are powerful experiences for those students truly interested in deepening their own faith. Each of the 20 to 25 students who attends is challenged to share freely and fully of himself as he moves through the different dynamics of the retreat, including personal and group reflection, extended silent time, various forms of prayer, and celebrating the Mass.
The Nature of the Experience...
St. Sebastian's students reflect on what the Retreat experience has meant to them.