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The Kairos Retreat

Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend Kairos. Kairos has been the core of our retreat ministry since 1988. This is a time tested retreat for seniors that has been adopted by many high schools throughout the country.

Kairos is a Greek word meaning “The Lord’s Time.” It is built upon a peer-to-peer ministry model which helps the retreatants deepen their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends and, most importantly, Jesus Christ. Prayer and Sacraments are an essential part of the retreat, as well as the retreatants’ involvement in discussions and group exercises. The retreatants may not leave the retreat with all of life’s answers, but will hopefully leave with a greater awareness of whom they are and where they are going.

The retreat is four days long, held at Our Lady of Florida Retreat Center, and costs $356 per participant.  A very limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Kairos Dates 2020-2021

Tuesday, September 15th to Friday, September 18th, 2020- Kairos I

Monday, November 30th to Thursday, December 3rd, 2020- Kairos II

Tuesday, February 16th to Friday, February 19th, 2021- Kairos III

Seniors that are interested in signing up should contact Mr. Shea Ciarletta, Kairos Director at or go to Room 300.

Seniors involved in extra-curricular activities are asked to review these dates carefully and plan to attend a Kairos Retreat that does not conflict with those activities. A Kairos Retreat may reach capacity prior to the application deadline and you are, therefore, encouraged to return your application and payment as soon as possible, regardless of which Kairos you would like to attend. Please also understand that once you have applied for a particular Kairos, you are committed to that retreat unless a change is made prior to the application deadline.

A reminder that all students must attend a retreat in order to graduate. Even if seniors opt out of attending the Kairos retreat, a retreat requirement must be met. Further details can be found under the "Retreat Program" tab.

Kairos Fourth Day

As always, we would also like to advise all alumni that Fourth Day Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM.  They are usually held in the SJPII Chapel or Media Center. Everyone who has ever experienced a Kairos is welcome to attend. Please come “home” and step back into “the Lord’s time!"

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