The heart of the mission of Bishop O’Connell High School is to be a place to encounter Jesus Christ. Retreats are one of the ways that Campus Ministry provides an opportunity for students to have a true encounter with Christ. Each student is required to participate in one class retreat a year. These retreats provide each student with an opportunity to experience the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist, to experience His healing power in the sacrament of Reconciliation, and to enter into a relationship with Him in personal prayer through different activities. Each retreat has a different theme and structure to the day, but each has a goal of introducing Jesus to the individual student so that when the student graduates from Bishop O’Connell, they have a deep personal relationship with God.