Marian Campus Ministry hosts several special events throughout the school year to help foster community and spiritual growth within the Marian family.
The retreat program at Marian provides opportunities for our students to deepen their relationship with God and with one another in a non-classroom environment. The retreats are catechetical in nature providing the students the opportunity to reflect on personal experience, to hear faith stories of others and to have opportunities for prayer, Mass and Sacraments.
The Freshman retreat focuses on friendship. What is it? Why is it important? Can God really be my friend? This retreat focuses on friendship and encourages teens to reflect on their personal relationship with Jesus and what it means to live as a Christian.
The sophomore retreat focuses on ones' need for conversion and our call to follow Christ daily. This retreat will enliven their faith as they ask the most important question, "Jesus, who are you?"
The junior retreat focuses on prayer and discernment. ND Vision will facilitate our retreats this year.
Our Senior retreat provides our young adults with the tools needed to live a mature and courageous faith beyond the halls of Marian.
Theology on Cap
A opportunity for High School teens to come together in an open theological forum format to discuss theological topics of concern to them. It meets at 6:30 PM on the first monday of each at the Kights of Columbus hall in downtown Mishawaka. Each month a new guest speaker is featured. It is sponsored by Marian HS but it is open to teens from other high schools.
Other Retreat Opportunities: Students have opportunities to be involved in various retreat opportunities offered through the diocese at large, area youth groups such as the Ignited Retreat, the Antioch Retreat Program, retreats through their parish youth ministries, the Notre Dame Vision Retreats in the summer, and high school discernment retreats with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration - just to name a few. The diocesan Office of Youth Ministry also offers students the opportunities to participate in various programs and retreats. Check the Diocescan Youth Ministry website for more details.
Freshmen Father/Son and Mother/Daughter Prayer Breakfasts
The prayer breakfasts provide an opportunity for students and their guests to enjoy a warm breakfast while listening to a speaker at their breakfast on the topic of Christian Manhood or Christian Womanhood.
During October of each year, Campus Ministry, in conjunction with our diocese, hosts a "Vocations Day." The Day begins with an all school Mass. Throughout the day, Priests, Sisters, and Brothers visit the classroom to share their vocation stories with the students.
Grandparents are invited to join the grandchildren at Marian H.S. in a Reception and Prayer Service the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
In the month of May we hold our May procession highlighting our devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Representatives are chosen from the various extracurricular clubs that model Christian character, service and leadership, to participate in the procession. A student is chosen from this group to crown the image of Mary.