Kairos gave me the opportunity to listen to my fellow brothers life stories and struggles. It also gave me a chance to share my own story and bond with each and every one of them.

Hrag Gullian

Kairos is a paradox. Despite the obstacles and problems we all share, it is in this experience that we finally see each other for who we really are.

Able Edens

Kairos was an experience that helped me to become a better person. It opened my eyes to viewing life in a different perspective.

Krist Rodriguez


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.

Senior Retreat: “Kairos”

Seniors participate in a four day, three night experience of God, self, and others. This retreat, which embodies the essence of Franciscan theology, God becoming a human being, is peer ministry based (seniors and graduates), and involves parental support throughout the experience. Kairos synopsizes experientially what has been taught theoretically in the religion classes.

  • Retreat One: September 26-29, 2017
  • Retreat Two: February 6-9, 2018
  • Retreat Three: April 10-13, 2018