Class Retreats

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 2018-2019  - CLICK HERE 
  
Freshmen and New Student Welcome Orientation
August 9, 2018 was such a fabulous day welcoming our new students.  We hope that you find MD to be your home away from home and that you are immersed totally in Monarch Pride and Tradition.  CLICK HERE to access the slides from your homeroom presentations "Ask an ASB Student."  
 
CLICK HERE for pictures from Freshmen and New Student Orientation.  
 
Sophomore Retreat - $40
Sophomore Retreat takes place at the beginning of the year.  It is an overnight retreat in the Lock In Format taking place on the MD Campus.  
 
CLICK HERE  to see pictures from this year's retreat. 
 
Junior Retreats - $150
We had a fabulous time on the Junior Class Retreat this past October.  Please 
 CLICK HERE to see pictures from this year's Junior Retreat.  
 
Freshmen Retreat - $40
February 11, 2019 (Monday)
The Freshmen Class Retreat takes place at the Vietnamese Catholic Center in Santa Ana.  Students will be dropped off at 8:15AM on Monday February 11.  They will be dismissed at 4:00PM in the afternoon on the same day.  To download the Permission form CLICK HERE
 
Space is limited and served on first come first served basis.  Please complete your Permission Form and bring $40 to Campus Ministry to reserve your spot ASAP!  
 
CLICK HERE to see pictures from last year's Freshmen Retreat

Senior Retreat  -  $200
March 6-8, 2019 (Wednesday - Friday)  
The Senior Class Retreat takes place at the Alpine Camp and Conference Center in Blue Jay, CA.  Students will leave after school by bus on March 6, and return home by bus on March 8 at approximately 3:30 due to traffic.  To download the Permission form CLICK HERE. 
 
Space is limited and served an a first come first served basis.  Please complete your Permission Form and bring $200 to Campus Ministry to reserve your spot ASAP!  Please let the CM Staff know if you need monetary assistance with this retreat.  We are able to give partial retreat scholarships to make sure everyone has a chance to attend that would like to attend.   THE FORM DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 19.  
 
 CLICK HERE to see pictures from last year's Senior Retreat. 
 
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.