The Mater Dei retreat program gives students the opportunity to examine and deepen their faith surrounded by a community of their peers. As retreatants, the students are involved in personal reflection, group sharing, prayer, community building activities and the planning of the liturgy. The theme of the retreat is centered on the scripture readings for the day and is supported by all aspects of the retreat. Retreats are voluntary and student or alumni directed. The class level retreats build in length and depth (i.e. freshman- 1 day, sophomore- overnight, junior-2 days, senior- 3 days). All are invited to pray for retreatants, and/or serve as chaperones and support persons for the team leaders.
Retreat Schedule 2016-2017 - CLICK HERE
Freshmen and New Student Day of Welcome
On August 10, 2016, MDHS welcomed 400+ Freshmen and New Students to our campus. The entire school was involved to help make the day a success. Take a look at pictures from the Day of Welcome please CLICK HERE.
Sophomore Retreat - $40
September 10, 2016 @7PM - September 11, 2016 @8:00AM pick-up (Sat. - Sun.)
CLICK HERE to see pictures from Last Year's Sophomore Retreat.
Junior Retreats - $150
October 13-14, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)
CLICK HERE to see pictures from Last Year's Junior Retreat
Freshmen Retreat - $40
February 13, 2017 (Vietnamese Catholic Center)
to download the permission form. Space is limited and is filled on a first come first served basis. To sign up please submit your permission form and $40 to Campus Ministry by January 31, 2017.
Senior Retreat - $200
March 8-10, 2017 (Wednesday - Friday)
CLICK HERE to download the permission form. Space is limited and filled on a first come first served basis. To sign up please submit your permission form and $200 to Campus Ministry by February 21. (This retreat will take place at Alpine Camp and Conference Center. You will leave right away after school on Wednesday and return to school on Friday at approximately 3:30.)
Class Retreat Application Information
Permission forms/Applications are available for each class retreat approximately four weeks prior to the retreat. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis and availability is limited. Also financial assistance is available for all retreats; please speak with the Director of Retreats in Campus Ministry for more information.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Retreat Program please contact Kendra Hart in Campus Ministry.