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!
Interested? Complete the application for 2021/2022
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.
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.
Dates: FALL 2022
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
Dates: SPRING 2023
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.
Dates: FALL 2022 and SPRING 2023
You are not alone.
With uprooted plans, new worries, and so many changes, what are you longing for? Do you struggle to make time for prayer now due a change in your daily routine ? Are you seeking a deeper connection to God or searching for clarification, direction, or meaning to the suffering around us? Perhaps you tried to make a retreat in the past but didn’t have the time to get away. What if you could make a private retreat without having to leave your home or dorm room? The Online Busy Student’s Retreat gives you that opportunity!
Spring Semester: March 20-24, 2022
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!