Retreats

† Fall Retreat 2017

Are you trying to figure out God's will for your life? Join CCO's co-founder Angele Regnier as she leads us through a retreat based on St Ignatius of Loyola's Discernment of Spirits - a way to understand God's will or desire for us in our life. Relax with great food, prayer, sports, games, and worship. There will be group reflection and time for study will be offered.

Retreat dates: Friday September 29 - Sunday Oct 1, 2017
We will depart to Pioneer Pacific Camp in Thetis Island at 3:00 PM sharp on Friday from the UVic Interfaith Chapel. We will bus to and from the retreat together as a group. If you are unable to make it at that time due to classes or some other commitment, feel free to contact Fr. Dean for other transportation options.
We will return at 4:00 PM for Sunday Mass at Holy Cross Parish.

What should I bring?
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/blanket and pillow
  • Warm jacket/raingear, comfortable clothes
  • Hiking/walking shoes
  • Toothbrush/personal items, towel
  • Bible, journal, Rosary, flashlight
  • Musical instruments (optional)

The cost is $60, which includes food, accommodations, and transportation. The payment can be done directly to Fr. Dean in cash or cheque made out to 'Diocese of Victoria'. Please contact Fr. Dean if finances are a problem. 

Contact Fr Dean:
[email protected] - 250.882.2151
Or Chantal Côté:
[email protected] - 778.679.8415

† Winter Retreat 2016

WHERE?

You and fellow students will spend the weekend at Christ the King Parish in Comox, and on Mount Washington

WHEN?

Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31

Meet at the Multifaith Services Office for a 3:00 pm departure

Return to UVic will be at 8:00 pm on Sunday

WHAT TO BRING?

-Sleeping bag and pillow

-Rosary, Bible, prayer journal, etc. if desired

-Toothbrush/personal items, towel and swimsuit if you plan to go to the pool

-Warm comfortable clothes

-Winter gear/hiking shoes for Mt. Washington

MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

Mountain activities on Sunday include Alpine Boarding or Skiiing, tubing, and Snow-shoeing.  Please check prices on the website: www.mountwashington.ca.

This time on Sunday could also be used for studying and homework.

COST

The cost of this retreat is $50, for transportation, and food on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  If financial restrictions are a problem, please speak with Fr. Dean Henderson to discuss possibilities.

WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT CSA RETREATS?

"Before coming to this retreat I was very close to giving up on my faith. But now I am feeling stronger than ever before."

"I wasn’t even going to come, but I think God knew how much I needed to be here and this retreat gave Him the space to work on me. I needed that a lot. This was an incredible way to start the year and I will carry it with me for the rest of the year."

"I am so extremely grateful for the opportunity to come on retreats such as this one. They are such a blessing. I would not be where I am in my faith without this time to build community and grow closer to the Lord."


"To have a chance to settle down, be outdoors, and let God ask me about my heart was an absolutely incredible blessing. God reminded me that He’s a person and that he loves me and made me as a gift – that was very healing to experience."

† Fall Retreat 2015

THE RETREAT WEEKEND

Join other students for a fun and faith-filled weekend. Relax with great food, prayer, laughter, and worship.  Time for study will be offered.  Students will lead group reflections and facilitate the transition to the new academic year.  We will celebrate Mass on Saturday. More details coming soon!

† Lenten Retreat 2015

† Mountain Mass 2014