The cornerstone of formation in junior year is the two-day retreat off campus. It’s called the “Road to Emmaus” because we’ve built it around the Emmaus story from the Gospel of Luke. Through creative group activities, small group discussions, prayer and Mass, students grow in connection with each other and are encouraged to discover the presence of Jesus in their journey.
During junior year, students receive protected class time to pray and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. They also participate in a class Mass with their families, where there’s the blessing of their school rings. Finally, this is the year to take on greater liturgical leadership roles. Groups such as the Gonzaga Society help them do that.