School Years 5-6

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

In His love, God calls us to glory. Over our three days together, we will explore our purpose and deepen our relationship with Him by diving more deeply into His triune nature. Through a variety of activities, games, and prayers, we will explore the beauty of the Father’s great love, the significance of Jesus’ humanity & divinity, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

This retreat allows the young people to grow in faith as individuals and as a community, so that together they may come to greater glory.

OPTIONS: Residential retreat for up to 32 pupils or Day retreat for up to 32 pupils

DAY 1 – God the Father

Focusing on God the Father, the day’s theme will be introduced through the parable of the Prodigal Son. We will then explore the depth of the Father’s love for us by completing different outdoor challenges centered on 1 John 3:1 (Father’s Heart), creating Genesis-inspired crafts (Love Through Creation), and reflecting on the prayer Jesus gave us (Our Father).

In The Name

The Prodigal Son

Father’s Heart

Love Through Creation

Our Father

DAY 2 – God the Son

The morning of Day 2, we will look at Jesus’ infancy through a meditation on his loved ones (Family Photo) and workshops on Mary and Joseph (Mum & Dad). In the afternoon, we will tackle his divinity and sacrifice with a drama activity (Fully God, Fully Man), and an art workshop (Most Holy Sacrifice). We will then have the chance to encounter Jesus in Mass, and in Adoration.

Family Photo

Mum & Dad

Fully God, Fully Man

Most Holy Sacrifice

Mass

Listening to His Voice

DAY 3 – God the Holy Spirit

For our final day, we will deepen our knowledge of the third person of the Trinity thanks to a creative Lectio Divina on the story of Pentecost (Wind & Fire), and different challenges on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit (God’s Fruit Bowl). We will then close our retreat by looking at the mission entrusted to us in Matthew 28:16-20 (The Great Commission).

Wind & Fire

God’s Fruit Bowl

The Great Commission