Schedule of Retreats

Retreat dates vary yearly, but the basic schedule is below.

Fall Junior Kairos        –   late September or early October
Freshman Retreat        –   2nd week of October
Winter Junior Kairos   –   mid-November
Senior Retreat              –   late January
Sophomore Retreat     –   mid-February
Spring Junior Kairos   –   late March or early April



Senior Retreat

Vocation – it’s not about what to study in college or what job do I want to have.  It’s about gifts and talents and what they tell me about my life purpose.

Step back from a crazy year, be with friends and give time to reflect on yourself and your life journey. Past seniors participants returned much more peaceful and confident about their future – both the end of senior year and the rest of their life!

There is only ONE Senior Retreat.  Total charge is $100. A $50 deposit holds your spot.

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Junior Kairos Retreat

Kairos is the Greek word for a “quality of time” as opposed to chronos which is clock time.
This is the core retreat at O’Dowd – a three-day, two-night experience where students are guided through reflection on their lives, given time to connect with others, and explore more deeply their relationships with family, friends, and God. Spots fill up quickly so sign up early! The cost is $200 and $50 deposit reserves your spot.  Retreat is held at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville.

Junior Retreat “Kairos” dates:
it is traditional for Kairos retreats to be numbered from the first Kairos at a school

K29: Wednesday – Friday,  September 20-22, 2017
K30: Monday – Wednesday,  November 27-29, 2017
K31: Wednesday – Friday,  April 25-27, 2017

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Sophomore Overnight Retreat

Sophomores, could you be a superhero? What does the superhero story have to do with your story? Come find out on this awesome, relaxing, inspiring – even super – retreat. Two days away to form new friendships, reflect on your life, and reflect on God, and maybe even find out how you are a superhero.

There is only one Sophomore Retreat and space is limited.  Be sure to reserve your spot before it’s too late! Total charge is $100. A $50 deposit holds your spot.

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Freshmen Retreat

Freshman Retreat is an opportunity for freshmen to connect with their peers as they begin their time at O’Dowd and reflect on their relationships with God, self, and others.  The entire freshman class gathers for this one-day retreat on National Testing Day (when sophomores and juniors take exams).  The Senior Retreat Team gives talks and leads small group discussions and activities.  The retreat is held on the O’Dowd campus and runs from 8:30am to 3:00pm. No sign-up is needed – all freshman students attend.
Freshman Retreat: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017