Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Faith & Service

Retreats

Relationship with God

Retreats are a voluntary – but essential - part of the Explorer experience. Retreats allow us to step out of our daily routine, reflect on our lives, grow closer to classmates, and deepen our relationship with God. Decades later, alumni speak fondly and enthusiastically about their Columbus retreat experiences.

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  • Kerygma [Retreat for Students in Grade 9]

    Kerygma is "the Good News," of Jesus Christ. This overnight retreat offers participants the opportunity to discover Jesus through talks, small group discussions, scripture, prayer, games, and activities. Themes include relationships, healing, personal call, morality, and the example of Saint Marcellin Champagnat.
     
    Participants will be challenged to proclaim the Good News in their daily lives: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you (Mt 28:19-20).”
     
    2019-2020 Kerygma Dates:
    Thursday, March 5 – Friday, March 6                           [To register click here]
     
    Times and Location
    10:00 an Thursday:          
    Participants report directly to Morningstar Renewal Center; attendance will be taken: 7275 SW 124 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156.
     
    12:00 noon Friday:          
    Participants are dismissed directly from Morningstar Renewal Center.
     
    Kerygma Fee: $110.00
    This fee covers retreat house costs (including meals and lodging), materials and other expenses.
     
    To Sign-Up for the Kerygma Retreat:
    1. Complete page 1.
    2. Sign on page 2 (student and parent must both sign).
    3. Complete the Retreat Online Registration, make payment, and submit the form and payment online.
    4. Print the Kerygma Information Sheet
  • Serve [Retreat for Students in Grade 10]

    The Serve retreat invites participants to respond to the call to be men of faith, integrity, and honor. St. Paul reminds us to imitate Jesus Christ: “So that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. This life that I live now, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me.”    
     
    "Kerygma" introduces participants to break open the Word. "Men for God" leads the participants to break open the Good News in words and action.
     
    "Kerygma" introduces participants to break open the Word freshman year. "Serve" leads the participants to break open the Good News in words and action. As part of the experience, participants will visit a site for acts of service. Christian Community service hours may be earned at the service site.
     
    2019-2020 Serve Dates:
    Thursday, November 21 - Friday, November 22                      [To register click here]
    Thursday, February 20 – Friday, February 21                           [To register click here]
     
    Times and Location
    9:00 am Thursday: 
    Participants report directly to Morningstar Renewal Center; attendance will be taken: 7275 SW 124 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156.
     
    12:00 noon Friday:          
    Participants are dismissed directly from Morningstar Renewal Center.
     
    Serve Fee: $110.00
    This fee covers retreat house costs (including meals and lodging), materials and other expenses.
     
    To Sign-Up for the Serve Retreat:
    1. Complete page 1.
    2. Sign on page 2 (student and parent must both sign).
    3. Complete the Retreat Online Registration, make payment, and submit the form and payment online.
    4. Print the Serve Information Sheet
  • The Encounter [Retreat for Students in Grades 11 & 12]

    Inaugurated in 1968 at the Marist Brothers Center in Esopus, New York, the Encounter is a unique Marist contribution to youth ministry in the United States. Many of the Catholic youth retreat programs used in schools and dioceses across the country are variations on this original Marist Brothers innovation. The Encounter has been a significant life experience for generations of Columbus students.
     
    An adaptation of the Cursillo for adults, the Encounter is a two-and-a-half-day retreat that invites participants to a deeper and more mature relationship with themselves, with others, and with God. Through a series of peer- and adult-facilitated experiences (talks, discussions, prayer, activities) and the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, participants come to a fuller awareness that they and others are created in the image of a loving God and are called to follow Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life.
     
    2019-2020 Encounter Dates
    Wednesday, January 22 – Friday, January 24                        [To register click here]
    Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27                             [To register click here]
     
    Times and Location
    10:00 am Wednesday:      
    Participants report directly to Morningstar Renewal Center; attendance will be taken: 7275 SW 124 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156.
     
    12:00 noon Friday:          
    Participants are dismissed directly from Morningstar Renewal Center.
     
    Encounter Fee: $150.00
    This fee covers retreat house costs (including meals and lodging), materials and other expenses.
     
    To Sign-Up for the Encounter Retreat:
    1. Complete page 1.
    2. Sign on page 2 (student and parent must both sign).
    3. Complete the Retreat Online Registration, make payment, and submit the form and payment online.
    4. Print the Encounter Information Sheet
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.