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A Catholic retreat for high school juniors and seniors.

Kairos 14 will be February 16-19, 2018!   It is just around the corner! 


Kairos is our 4 day retreat for High School juniors and seniors.  It is "Teen Led and Adult guided."  What that means is that those who attended as juniors in 2017, will be the leaders in 2018. This year we have 31 retreatants and 13 teen leaders going on this weekend retreat.  We have filled the beds at retreat center, and cannot take any more registrations.  Those who are attending need to turn in the Permission Form by Feb. 14th.  

The Kairos retreat is a time to be away from the noise of life and connect on a new level with friends, old and new, and with your faith.  We will be at the Inspiration Retreat Center in Walworth, Wisconsin.   Our 2018 Winter Kairos 14 Retreat will be February 16, 2018 thru February 19, 2018.  We will leave St. Edna on Friday afternoon Feb. 16  and return on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Both days are non-attendence days for School District 214.   


Frequently asked questions about Kairos

How would you define Kairos in your own words?

Kairos is a structured, peer-led retreat experience in which teens hear witness talks from their peers.  It is through listening to these talks, small group discussions, individual reflection, and participation in the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation that those going on the retreat come to a deeper understanding of themselves, their values, and their relationship with God.

What type of people should attend Kairos?

Any high school Junior or Senior who is interested in taking some time away from their day-to-day life to reflect on who they are, what they believe, and where they are in their relationship with God should consider attending Kairos.  Download the Kairos 14 registration form.

Do you feel that Kairos brings the retreatants closer to their faith?

Yes, the retreat brings the retreatants closer to their faith.  Of course, this greatly depends on their willingness to open-up and share of themselves.  It also depends on how much the leaders share of themselves in the witness talks.

Do you also feel that Kairos builds the retreatants’ self-confidence?

I think so, but I also think that Kairos is just a start.  The retreatants have to take what they learn from the retreat and really make an attempt to apply it to their lives.  This is why it is so important to continue to gather as a group after the retreat.

What do you think the retreatants get most from Kairos?

I think that the retreatants gain a better sense of themselves, what is important to them, and a better sense of their relationship with God and how much they are loved.  I think that this retreat has a very powerful way of healing relationships between teens and their parents, friends and family. 

Please note:  While this retreat is not limited to Catholic teens, it is important to understand that the process we use is heavily rooted in Catholic sacramental theology.  If you are not Catholic, but would like to attend, please know that we will be celebrating the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation while on this retreat.


For more information on this program or any other of our Youth Ministry events, please contact Nancy Holpuch, Youth Minister at St. Edna Parish.