The retreat is usually led mostly by the peers of the participants. For the high school retreats, the team is composed of both seniors or juniors who have already made the retreat and a few faculty from the school.
The difference between Kairos and other retreats is that it focuses mostly on helping one find his or her own personal relationship with God during a few days of discerning and discovery.
Through the course of the retreat, a building of a strong community takes place, through the conditioning of the Processors opinion, of openness, reflection, and trust. Students often use the expression "LTF" or "LT4" which means "Live The Fourth," referring to the fourth day of the retreat, to encourage students to take the virtues of the three day retreat with them beyond its conclusion.
Kairos retreats are often held at retreat houses removed from the hustle and bustle of mainstream society. With this concept in mind, the leaders of many Kairos retreats often request that the retreatants hand in their cell phones and other electronic devices, so that they can be more fully separated from the outside.
Friday After-School Prayer Group
The prayer group is a group of people that meet to pray together. These groups, formed mostly within Christian congregations but occasionally among Muslim groups as well, gather within the Brebeuf Chapel to pray for perceived needs. However, these groups often pray also for the world around them, including people who do not share their beliefs.
Many prayer group meetings are held according to a regular schedule, usually once a week.
The leadership retreats are 3-4 day experiences that gather Salesian youth from around the province. There are three LR's each year. The January Leadership Retreat is for youth from parishes and youth centers connected to the Salesian family. The March and October Leadership Retreats are intended for students of the Salesian high schools of the Province. The retreats feature witness talks, teachings, activities, discussions, journaling, and sharing. The retreats are also filled with powerful, emotional opportunities for prayer. Participants are usually recognized by their peers, faculty, and/or youth ministers as leaders in their local Salesian communities, and as such, are selected to take part in the retreat.
The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them.
The Pope has spoken often on the importance of praying the rosary, urging Catholics to meditate on the mysteries in order to grow in faith, understanding and holiness. While the prayer which is most recited is the Hail Mary, the rosary is a meditation on Scripture and on the different points of Christ’s life.
The faithful have found the rosary to bring them personal peace and to lead them to social action. The devotion to the rosary is common among Catholic communities, so that most parishes have prayer groups, dedicated to it.
Others find solace and strength in praying the rosary on their own, either in their homes, on their lunch breaks or on the public bus on their way to work.