Great retreat! It helped me grow spiritually and at the same time made my relationships with my brothers stronger

Hagen Harvey

The Junior retreat was an enlightening experience. Not only did it let me see my friends through a completely different light, but it also allowed me to grow individually within my own faith.

Nick Conti

It was an unforgettable experience that has had a positive influence in my life.

John Gandara


Each school year, students are required to attend a faith-building retreat experience. St. Francis’ retreat program is progressive in that it builds one on the others. With prior permission, parish retreats are acceptable to meet this requirement, however, it is recommended that students take advantage of the retreats offered internally. All of these retreats are organized and directed by a team of adults, as well as student leaders who work as peer ministers to their fellow classmates.

Junior Retreat: Theme, “Emmaus”

The Junior “Emmaus” Retreat is a more intensive, two-night, three-day retreat experience. The goal of this retreat is to help the hearts of young men burn with the love of Christ, as they navigate their own journeys of faith. Using “The Road to Emmaus” as our Scriptural basis, students will gain incredible insight and reflect theologically into where they’ve been, and where they are headed.

  • Retreat One: November 7-9, 2017 (Tues – Thurs)
  • Retreat Two: January 24-26, 2018
  • Retreat Three: April 25-27, 2018