Kairos Retreat

Καιρός - "God's Time, A Time Set Apart"

Kairos is a four day, three night, student-led retreat in which students join faculty for prayer, community, liturgy, quiet reflection, and reconciliation. All Kairos retreats begin at SLUH at 4:00pm and conclude around 7:00pm on the fourth day of the retreat. OPEN TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS


Seniors can elect to attend one of three Kairos retreats.

  • Kairos 81: November 19-22, 2017
  • Kairos 82: January 9-12, 2018
  • Kairos 83: January 9-12, 2018

The November retreat is held during the first "Retreat Week," a time when no classes are scheduled. During that same week, Senior Advisors are the leaders on Freshman Retreat and, as a result, cannot attend the November Kairos. The Kairos retreats in January are run simultaneously at different retreat houses. They are each excused absences from a student's Senior Project.

For seniors, the cost of attending Kairos is $50, a fee that covers a portion of the total cost. Speak with Mr. Gilmore if the cost is an issue. It is the school's philosophy that cost never prohibit a student from attending a retreat.

Additionally, seniors who have already been on Kairos are eligible to lead all five Kairos retreats. Applications are now being accepted from Kairos alums from the Class of 2018 to lead all five retreats for the 2017-18 school year. Contact Mr. Gilmore to receive an application. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so turn in your application as soon as you can.


Juniors have the choice between one of two Kairos retreats, each of which would fulfill his Junior Retreat Requirement.

  • Kairos 84: April 3-6, 2018
  • Kairos 85: May 29 – June 1, 2018

The school has fully endowed retreats for all juniors, so the retreat comes at no financial cost to juniors or their families. The April Kairos retreat occurs during the second "Retreat Week," and as a result, involves only one missed day of classes. The May Kairos retreat occurs during the students' first week of summer vacation.

For questions about the Kairos retreat, please contact Mr. Brian Gilmore, Campus Minister, at bgilmore@sluh.org or (314) 531-0330, x2130.

Past Kairos Retreats

Kairos: "God's Time"

Kairos Registration

Online registration is needed for Kairos retreats.

  1. Go to: connection.naviance.com/sluh.
  2. Log in with your student Naviance account information. Note: parents cannot use their own Naviance account to register their sons for retreats.
  3. Click on the x2vol link in the left sidebar.
  4. Click on “Find Opportunities".
  5. Locate the Kairos retreat you want to sign up for.
  6. Click the sign-up button.

Download and print any permission slips or expected absence planning forms you see. Completed permission slips can be returned to Campus Ministry at any point after you register. Expected Absence Planning Forms should be completed and turned in during the week previous to the retreat.

As a courtesy to other students, if you are no longer attending a retreat you signed up for, please repeat steps 1-5 and then click the "Cancel sign up" button.