Retreats

Mercy students have the opportunity to participate in a class retreat every year.  The retreats, centered on the four pillars of our school: Knowledge, Faith, Service, and Mercy provide the students an opportunity to grow as a class and within their own individual faith lives.

 

Freshman Retreat: Knowledge of Self, Others, and God- Focuses on self-awareness and relationships with God and others.

 

Sophomore Retreat: Pathways of Faith- Focuses on our own personal faith journey; the beautiful moments, bumps in the road and the path ahead.

 

Junior Retreat: Compassionate Service- Focuses on our call to service others, and the role that service has within our faith.  Students spend the morning participating in a class service project, followed by prayer and reflection.

 

Senior Fall Retreat: Blessed are the Mercy-full- Focuses on where the students are currently, the journey that formed them into the person they are today and what it means to become a Woman of Mercy!

 

Senior Spring Retreat:  The senior class has a very special final retreat shortly before graduation where they reflect on their past four years, hear from former Mercy students about college life, and enter into their final exciting days as Mercy Girls with class prayer.

 

Kairos Retreat

 

Kairos is an optional four day retreat that is open to students during their Junior or Senior year.

 

  • Kairos is a word that is loosely translated as “God’s Time”.  It is a retreat centered in Ignatian spirituality with the goal of helping retreatants to discern and discover how God works in their lives.
  • The goals for the retreat are two-fold.  First for retreatants to build a stronger relationship with God through reflection, discernment, discussions, personal prayer, Mass, Reconciliation and communal prayer experiences.  Secondly, to build a sense of community with the large group on retreat, within small groups, through liturgy and discussion, with the ultimate goal of returning to Mercy and having a positive impact on the culture of our entire school.
  • The retreat experience is an opportunity to get away from the busyness of everyday life and take some time to be still, listen, and learn more about yourself and the God that loves you.