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.  Twilight retreats are offered on an as needed basis.  All are invited to pray for retreatants, and/or serve as chaperones and support persons for the team leaders. 

Retreat Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year 


Freshmen and New Student Welcome Orientation - 08/08/2019
On August 8, 2019 we welcomed over 600 new Monarchs to Campus. We are happy to start this new year of school.  We hope that our new students will begin to see Mater Dei as their home away from home.
CLICK HERE for pictures from Freshmen and New Student Orientation.  
CLICK HERE to Access the powerpoint presentation Ask and ASB Student show during Orientation.  
Twilight Retreats - $25 per Person 
Twilight Retreats will be offered at various times throughout the school year to provide retreat time to those who need it.  Sometimes Twilight Retreats will be offered for specific club or team.  At other times they will be offered to a specific class.  They can be for Faculty, Alumni, Current Students or Parents.  Please contact Mrs. Hart for details on the scheduling of a Twilight Retreat.  
2019-2020 School Year 
8/22/2019 - Twilight Retreat Series:   A Prayer for the College Bound (Advertised to C/O 2020)  POSTPONED to 9/25.  
9/25/2019 - Twilight Retreat Series:   A Prayer for the College Bound (C/O 2020 and 2021)
12/09/2019 - Twilight Retreat Series:   Advent  (All Classes)  CANCELLED
3/02/2020 - Twilight Retreat Series:   Lent  (All Classes)  
All Twilight Retreats this year will be from 3PM to 7:30 PM in the Chapel Annex. 
To sign up for an above scheduled retreat, please CLICK HERE and bring in $25 to Campus Ministry to reserve your spot today.  Fee helps with speaker fees, supplies, and dinner will be served.
Sophomore Retreat - 09/07-08/2019 - $40 
Sophomore Class Retreat will be September 7-8, 2019.  The retreat begins with attendance at the Welcome Dance at 7PM, and ends Sunday morning at 8AM.  The retreat is supervised by Mater Dei Faculty and led by Mater Dei Seniors.    It is an overnight retreat in the Lock In Format taking place on the MD Campus.  This retreat is very popular. 
Sign ups are now closed. See you on Retreat.   
CLICK HERE  to see pictures from this year's retreat. 
Junior Retreats - 11/04-05/2019 - $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.  
Senior Musical Retreat 02/03-04/2020  -  $150
February 3-4, 2020 (Monday/Tuesday)  
The Senior Musical Retreat  will be the start of a new Mater Dei Tradition this Year.  Stay tuned and keep up to date with all that is happening regarding this wonderful experience. 
CLICK HERE for information regarding Senior Musical.
 CLICK HERE to see pictures from last year's Senior Retreat. 
Freshmen Retreat 02/10/2020 - $40
February 10, 2020 (Monday)
CLICK HERE to see pictures from last year's Freshmen 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.