Enjoy Community and Have Fun
Students at West Catholic have the opportunity to attend both voluntary school-sponsored retreats and grade-level retreats. All students have the chance to enjoy the faith and fun of the yearly Life Force Retreat. Also, each year all juniors have the opportunity to experience the community of the annual Kairos Retreat.
In addition to the Life Force and Kairos Retreats, students attend a yearly grade-level retreat that provides focused, faith-based activities.
On this retreat, students experience a profound sense of what Christian community is and the life-changing love of Jesus Christ. This retreat is for our juniors but is led by seniors who went on the retreat the previous year and have applied to become leaders. This retreat is usually held in the spring.
Each summer, a busload of students from West Catholic travels to Steubenville, Ohio, for the Steubenville Youth Conference. It is a powerful weekend of growing closer to God. Thousands of high school students from across the Midwest participate in this conference. Many have reported having a profound encounter with God on this retreat. It is a memorable weekend of dynamic talks, meaningful conversations and transformative encounters with our Lord. From incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors, all are invited to join us. Signups open in January each year.