Marist Youth Encounter for Upperclassmen
The Marist Youth Encounters bring upperclassmen students from several Marist high schools together in reflection, prayer, and fellowship. This retreat is particularly aimed for seniors as a very touching and fitting way to end their time in high school, but is open to juniors as well. The experience often leaves students at a loss for words. Truly, the only way to understand the Encounter experience is to attend one.
All grades attend a retreat every school year. The retreats give all of our students an opportunity to examine their spiritual growth year to year since not all may have an opportunity to attend an overnight retreat.
The students will attend only one of the two dates. Attendance is mandatory. The retreat takes place within normal school hours and will finish by regular dismissal time.
Overnight retreats are based on different topics and themes such as servant leadership, diversity, identity, and the lifestyle of Christian manhood. The programs are either one or two nights at the Marist Brothers' Center at Esopus, NY.
The Zombie Retreat is a fairly new, interactive retreat that uses the context of a zombie apocalypse to better understand our call as Christians to live a passionate, faith filled life with Christ. The retreat will be held up at the Marist Brothers' Center at Esopus, NY. Bus from SJR would leave after dismissal on Friday and return between 12 and 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
The retreat takes place fully OUTDOORS at the Center's cabin area for Outdoor Adventure retreats. The weekend offers activities including simulated target practice, a treasure hunt, team building activities, all meals, and lots of outdoor community time - even a movie will be shown outside! The students will be able to make use of the cabins to sleep.
Freshman Class Retreat
- September 23rd to 25th
Senior Class Communion Brunch
- October 18th & 24th
Junior Class Retreat
- February 10th, 11th, & 12th