Mercy High School’s Four-Year Retreat Program
The Office of Mission & Ministry offers a four-year retreat program. We offer a different retreat for each grade level with the hope that after four years the students will have a better understanding of herself, her relationship with others, and most especially her relationship with God.
We welcome the incoming 9th grade class in a special and meaningful day of prayer and community. We take the time as a Mercy community to orient our incoming 9th graders to who we are as a Mercy school emboldened by the Gospel and the message of Catherine McAuley. During the retreat, we will discuss our Mercy spirituality, our Founder the Venerable Catherine McAuley, and what it means to be a community of faith.
Understanding why as Christians we are called to serve is the goal of Sophomore Retreat which is held off campus at Colombiere Retreat Center in Clarkston. The day begins with the sophomores getting to know one another better. The rest of the day is filled with interacting with speakers with both local and international charity experience. Besides doing a collection or service project on this specific day, students discuss and discover the meaning of service.
With the theme of Finding God in All Things, the Juniors are called during this retreat to look at life through a different lens, a lens that focuses on God. They are called to look at the people places and things in their lives and examine how God is at work in each event. Whether the event is a good one or a bad one God is there to teach us and guide us. We explore different ways for the students to find God. In themselves, their friends, their family, through prayer and even through silence. It all comes together through talks/presentations, large and small group discussions, silent reflection, speakers, creative art expression, silence, prayer and various other activities the students come to see God in each and in their own unique blend of abilities and talents. This retreat is held once a year off campus at Colombiere Retreat Center in Clarkston.
We are proud to continue to have our Seniors attend a KAIROS retreat. While this retreat is optional, it is a beloved tradition and meaningful spiritual encounter for our Seniors. "KAIROS" means "the opportune time" or "God's time" in Greek. Students participate in a four day overnight retreat at St. Paul of the Cross in Detroit, MI.