Here at Santa Clara, we believe that it is of the upmost importance for our students to be exposed to the different Catholic events and opportunities given here in Southern California. For this reason, every year, all of our students are taken to different locations in order to experience all that our faith has to offer. Attendance for each grade's retreat is mandatory and is a part of our school's graduation requirements.
Freshmen Retreat : Los Angeles Christian Service for Life
Santa Clara Freshmen attend the yearly Christian Service for Life retreat in Los Angeles! As mentioned on their website, LIFEsocal's mission is to "stand shoulder to shoulder with people from all different races and religions who believe that LIFE IS FOR EVERYONE. Together [they] strive to bring a new and vibrant awareness to being pro-LIFE. By hosting large family events, [LIFEsocal rallies] regular people and inspire them to do something positive for LIFE. [Their] approach is pro-LIFE, positive and non-political; [they] invite people to pray, learn facts, support local pro-LIFE organizations of their choice, and do something positive for LIFE."
Sophomore Retreat: Los Angeles Youth Day
Santa Clara Sophomores attend the yearly Los Angeles' Religious Education Youth Day! According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, "Young people from throughout the Archdiocese gather to plan Youth Day. It is a day planned by young people, for young people. Young people will have the opportunity to experience speakers, exhibits, music, liturgy and prayer that invite them deeper into their relationship with Christ. Young people will leave inspired and challenged to live as missionary disciples in their homes, schools, parishes and communities."
Junior Retreat - Immersion Experience
The Santa Clara Immersion Retreat is the spiritual encounter offered to our Santa Clara Juniors. This one-day, off-campus, service opportunity involves immersing our lives as a response into the calling Christ gave us to serve the poor. The service opportunity offered to our Junior varies from year to year.
This is a 3 day, 2 night spiritual encounter for Senior students that enables them to grow closer to themselves, others and God. Students are challenged to accept Christ’s love as they learn what it means to be part of a real Christian community and to look how to live as a Catholic in college and beyond.