Kairos is a four-day retreat that focuses on encountering God through relationships with self and others. Kairos, Greek for "a time with God," is a poignant retreat program offered to NDHS seniors. Kairos Retreats are held in summer, fall, winter, and late spring. Kairos is a three-night, four-day, overnight retreat. During the retreat, students and adult leaders share presentations centered on the critical themes of knowing oneself, discovering Jesus personally, recognizing and responding to God's call, and living the message of Christ. The team of leaders is comprised of students, members of the Campus Ministry team, and other faculty and staff members.
Immersion is a retreat specifically geared for those in the junior class, which gives students an opportunity to better understand the Catholic missionary spirit of Blessed Father Moreau and the Congregation of Holy Cross. Father Moreau stated, "Our concern for the dignity of every human being as God’s cherished child directs our care to victims of every injury: prejudice, famine, warfare, ignorance, infidelity, abuse, a natural calamity." By fully immersing themselves in a commitment to social studies and justice activities, as well as service-learning and community engagement, our students live out the mission of Holy Cross. The goal is to give students the competence to identify social issues and have the courage to take action. Immersion is a three-day retreat experience. Immersion is offered in both overnight and non-overnight formats (depending upon retreat availability). Students do not report to class these three days, instead, they are actively participating in educating themselves on various social justice topics that are pertinent to our Los Angeles community, as well as learning new ways to live out the love ethics of Christ in social advocacy (St. Luke 10:27). The cost to attend this retreat will be $200, which covers transportation, materials, and meals (subject to change with prior notification). Immersion is a commitment, and only students who actively participate throughout the entire retreat will receive all of their Christian Service hours for their junior year.