Retreats at AMHS are faith-filled experiences open to all students regardless of their religious background. Our graduates recall their time on retreats as a leader or participant, as the most impactful and memorable experience at AMHS.
The KAIROS retreat experience has been a life-changing event for many AMHS students. This powerful weekend retreat is open to all juniors and seniors. Kairos, translated as “God’s time,” is a unique opportunity for juniors and seniors to strengthen their relationship with God through listening and discussion, prayer, sacrament, and time for relaxation and reflection. This three-day retreat format is used extensively across the United States. The retreat encourages the building of a strong community through openness, reflection, and trust.
As sophomores, it is important to continue to build community among classmates and reflect on “The Murphy Way” pillars of giving respect and showing excellence. These retreats will have opportunities to listen to guest speakers and serve the larger community. Additionally, students will have time to strengthen relationships with their classmates. Both the fall and spring sophomore retreats are required for all students to attend.
During their first year at AMHS, freshmen have the unique experience of attending two class retreats, one in the fall and one in the spring. These freshmen retreats emphasize spiritual reflection, peer bonding, and how to live out “The Murphy Way” of doing good, giving respect, showing excellence and living faith. Students will have the opportunity to hear from upperclassmen, partake in service events, and spend time getting to know their classmates. Both the fall and spring freshmen retreats are required for all students to attend.