The purpose of this retreat is to integrate the new members of the Mater Dei family into the school community and faith life. It also introduces the students to spiritual opportunities at Mater Dei and builds class unity. The retreat is separated over two days, with half the freshman class attending each day. It is on-campus and mandatory during the school day.
September 20-21, 2018
This retreat helps students to understand their own dignity and worth and how they can only be truly fulfilled by loving and serving others. The retreat is separated over two days-one for boys and one for girls. It is at Mater Dei Parish and mandatory during the school day.
October 15-16, 2018
JUNIOR OVERNIGHT: On this retreat, students experience God in a profound way through confession and adoration, and many of them experience a deep conversion experience. This is an overnight, off-campus retreat at Whispering Winds Catholic Camp in Julian. The retreat is optional and a fee will be charged. Students must also have signed permission slips and a behavior contract. Forms are available a few weeks before the retreats.
February 7-8, 2019
JUNIOR SERVICE LEARNING
This optional day retreat takes Juniors to various service sites around San Diego so they may experience giving back to the community. The retreat begins with a prayer service and reflection on the meaning of service and ends with a group discussion about the experiences shared that day. Students receive 5 service hours toward their annual requirement.
March 8, 2019
The senior retreat occurs in the spring at Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and is an overnight retreat. The purpose is to help the students deepen their relationship with God to have a firm foundation upon leaving Mater Dei. The retreat is optional and a fee will be charged. Students must have signed permission slips and a behavior contract. Forms are available a few weeks before the retreats.
April 10-12, 2019