Are you a teen who is looking for something fun to do this summer? The North Side Kairos Retreat is a four-day retreat for North Side Chicago teens who have just completed their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school. On Kairos, you are invited to reflect on relationships with yourself, friends, family and God. The four days of Kairos are an opportunity to heal, rejoice, question, explore the Catholic faith, meet new people and have fun.
Kairos retreats are well-known throughout the Chicagoland area. Many Catholic high schools have Kairos retreats on a regular basis. North Side Kairos is unique because of its diversity. The youth who participate in and lead this particular Kairos come from both public and Catholic high schools and many different parishes in the city and suburbs. The retreat is led by trained peer leaders and Virtus-certified adult lay ministers. A participant does not need be Catholic to go on the retreat. This diversity creates a safe environment to understand the richness of our Catholic community.
Thousands of young men and women go on Kairos every year. They go and discover who they really are and how they want to live. They come for their own reasons. All leave changed.
North Side Kairos XVI will be Friday, July 17 through Monday, July 20 at the beautiful Bellarmine Hall in Barrington. The cost including meals is $200 per person. Scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged through the Financial Aid form; money should not be a reason to skip the retreat if you are genuinely interested. Give yourself the gift of this time.
- General Brochure (printable PDF)
- Youth Participant Application / Permission Form (printable or digitally fillable form, PDF)
- Financial Aid Application / Payment Plan Form (printable or digitally fillable form, PDF)
To apply or to receive more information about the North Side Kairos Retreat, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rachel in the parish office at 773-539-7510.