This just in from Campus Ministry:
Selected Holy Cross students were invited to attend a Kairos Retreat, a spiritual experience that lasts a lifetime. Hosted by Bishop McNamara HS, one of our Holy Cross schools in Maryland, this year’s Kairos event was a huge success. The boys, and their chaperones, Father Randy, Mr. Arens, Mr. Maher and Mr. Broschart, returned enriched, and feeling the Spirit which they assure will stay with them forever.
The retreat invitation was accepted for two reasons. First, to give our students an experience they wouldn’t soon forget by helping them to explore their relationship with God, and the retreat also served as a template for future Kairos events that we will sponsor starting in September, here at Holy Cross. The boys who attended will serve as next year’s Kairos Retreat leadership team.
The students who attended, Anthony Evangelou, Anthony Rizzotto, Alex Loukopoulus, Angelo Vita, Sean Flynn, Michael Fuchs, Aidan Ryan, Andrew Papalardo, and Dean Bhuyan, explored such questions as, Who am I? Why am I here? How did I get here? Where am I in my relationship with God? This Kairos event also gave our students a chance to mingle with students from other Holy Cross schools, resulting in their coming back with fresh ideas, and a renewed spirit anchored in the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross; to make God known, loved and served.
The boys and their chaperones returned Friday evening to a surprise reception; their parents waiting for them in our Holy Family Chapel, where they each took a moment to share their experience with all present. Their comments forced a collective beam to emanate from their audience; they made us all very proud.
We look forward with eager anticipation to next year when we are able to coordinate our own Kairos Retreat here at Holy Cross. Stay tuned!