CHARIS MINISTRIES is a Jesuit ministry to those in their 20s & 30s. We offer a number of Charis Retreats each year.
Each semester the Busy Person’s Retreat (BPR) takes place on campus and it’s for exactly who it sounds like--busy people like you and me!
A Charis Retreat is a peer-oriented retreat for young adults to explore their relationship with God. We live such hectic and harried lives that we become too busy for God and too busy to re-engage with the vital question on our hearts. Catholics know Jesus but they don’t know him in an intimate and vibrant way. A Charis Retreat is an open invitation for you to encounter the Risen Christ.
As retreats are scheduled, registration information will be available below.
February 26-28, 2021
LaSalette Retreat Center
Too much going on?
Pulled in a million directions?
You’re not the only one.
In the craziness of life, it doesn’t hurt to pause and take a look at the big picture: What’s important in my life? What am I looking for? Where does God fit in?
UMass Dartmouth Catholic Campus Ministry presents the Seekers' Retreat. Find out how other young adults answer these questions; learn how faith plays a role in their journeys; and take the time to reflect on your own path.
Retreatants are invited to look at their lives to see where God has been, where God is present, and where God is calling them to be.
The Jesus Retreat for 2020 will be held online over five sessions due to the current gathering restrictions.
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
No Charge for this retreat
Two thousand years ago, Jesus put this question to his disciples: Who Do You Say I Am? Consider your own response to Jesus’ vital question. Listen to peers talk about faith, relationships, and where Jesus fits in as friend, healer, and role model. Have conversations in small groups, take time to reflect and pray, and connect with old friends or meet new ones.
We are called to be Christ's Disciples. Take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on the role of Jesus in your life and work. Experience the Jesuit spirituality of Pope Francis and millions of others.
• Explore how Jesus lived his life
• Deepen your understanding of His ministry
• Focus on your own spiritual journey
Why do you choose to be Catholic?
In the craziness of life, it doesn’t hurt to pause to discover more about yourself, your faith, and how it fits into the big picture.
Find out why other young adults choose to be Catholic; learn how faith plays a role in their journeys; and take the time to reflect on your own path.
Rachel just moved to a new apartment.Mark and Laura just broke up.
As 20 & 30 somethings, our careers, living situations, relationships, and identity are always changing…
Our faith and Ignatian Spirituality give us tools to reflect on our past and move forward with courage and grace, although the future is often uncertain.
The What Next? Finding Answers with Faith Retreat for those in their 20s and 30s. Register for this retreat to explore the transitions that define our past, present, and future. Take time away to reflect with others and on your own, listen to the experiences of a young adult team, and closing Eucharist.
Where is the Spirit calling you?
Catholic Campus Ministry invites you to reflect on your gifts and how you are called to use them. Join other young adults in learning about Ignatian tools to discern where God is calling you. You will hear talks from your peers, reflect on your own and in small groups, and celebrate the Eucharist.
Fall Semester: November 16-20, 2020
Spring Semester: March 22-26, 2021
Or you can download the Busy Person’s Journal any time and make an appointment to see a spiritual director if you wish by contacting Fr David or Deacon Frank.
Time: Your time!
Each semester the Busy Person’s Retreat (BPR) takes place right where you are and it’s for exactly who it sounds like--busy people like you and me!
BPR occurs over the course of five days on campus. What makes BPR unique is that the retreat schedule depends on your schedule. Each retreatant commits 30 minutes of personal prayer (we'll give you a guide to follow) and 30 minutes meeting with a spiritual director at least twice during the five days. It’s a great way to learn to pray within your busy lives. A spiritual director is someone who listens to your faith story and someone who guides you through reflection and prayer.
What do you need to know about the BPR? You need to know:
• BPR is completely FREE!
• BPR is open to everyone on campus!
• All the retreatants and spiritual directors will meet together on the Sunday at 7:00 pm in Blue and Gold Room on the ground floor of the Campus Center for Mass and to finalize schedules. We can arrange your schedules if you're unable to be there.
• Monday-Thursday you'll meet with a SD for 30 minutes every couple of days and commit to 30 minutes of prayer on your own daily. -----Your meeting times will be based on your schedule! In person or online (depending on gathering restrictions on campus.