The retreat component of the Campus Ministry Program at Malden Catholic offers opportunities for students of each grade level to take dedicated time away from school to focus on relationships with God and others. Through talks, small group discussions, personal and communal prayer experiences, liturgy, and recreation, students are encouraged to open themselves to grow as young men who are rooted in faith and community, and called to serve others. All underclassmen retreats use upper-class peer ministers.
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Freshmen Retreat/Spirit Day
This day held on campus introduces the freshmen class to the Malden Catholic family, rooted in the love of God. Through a variety of activities, the students are welcomed into the community and given the opportunity to interact with his classmates. Big Lancer Seniors who have been trained by campus ministry prepare talks and presentations, and lead small groups throughout the day. This day includes presentations on the school mascot, seal, and the spiritual values of the Xaverian Brothers. The last half of the day is held on the football field and led by the Athletic Department with spirit and team-building activities.
This retreat is held during the Lenten season and focuses on relationships with God as well as the people in our students' lives who inspired them as models of Christian Leadership to serve others. The day is held at a local gathering hall and includes a liturgy, PowerPoint presentations, student witness talks, recreation, a trivia game, lunch, and small group activities.
Aligned with the junior Morality & Social Justice theology curriculum, this retreat is held off campus and is designed to focus on a deeper level on one’s responsibility to serve others in our local communities and beyond. PowerPoint presentations by faculty and staff who have served in Haiti and in the greater Boston community are a focal point for discussion and sharing. Students are asked to discern ways to live out the challenge of Catholic Christian morality and Social Justice as they heed the call to reach out in love to God’s people everywhere.
The Malden Catholic Leadership Institute takes place in the summer prior to senior year. The event is run by the Campus Ministry Team, takes place in August, and is attended by the senior class as well as school administrators, faculty, and coaches. The institute provides the opportunity for members of the senior class to plan and put into practice leadership skills in helping to lead the school in the Xaverian Brothers' tradition during their senior year. Current juniors that are interested in the MCLI program this year, please contact Mr. Dustin Batista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
XBSS Student Leadership Retreat
An annual five-day program gathering approximately 100 students from all the sponsored schools. The theme of the retreat is "Falling in love with the service of God." Students have the opportunity to learn about Xaverian Charism, Global Awareness and Stewardship. The retreat ends with a day of service. Students are asked to develop a plan to bring the spirit of the Xaverian charism back to their individual school. After attending this retreat, past MC students began the weekly Wednesday Rosary, Lancers-in-Action, Lancers United Scholarship, and Big Lancer-Little Lancer program.Six select juniors and one senior go each year.