Ignatian MinistriesCampus Ministry /  Sophomore Letter 2019

2019-20 Letter from the Director of Campus Ministry

Summer, 2019

Dear Sophomore Parent/Guardian:

We hope this finds you and your family well. For over 400 years, Jesuit schools have been involved in the intellectual, physical and spiritual formation of young men all over the world. We are proud to continue that tradition at Fordham Prep.

Last year your son experienced the Freshman retreat. This is the only mandatory retreat for Fordham Prep students. However, know that we continue to provide retreat opportunities at all grade levels. As a sophomore, your son has the opportunity to participate in the Sophomore Discovery Retreat.

This retreat is a unique opportunity for participants to come to better recognize their God given gifts and talents and to reflect on their values in light of the values of Jesus Christ as made know to us through the Gospels. Participants leave school at 3 pm on either a Monday or Wednesday and return by 3 pm on Wednesday or Friday. They travel to the Marist Brothers Retreat House in Esopus, New York. Sophomores get to know themselves and their classmates better in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The retreat offers a wide range of activities from reflection, prayer and group discussions to sports and hiking. This retreat is highly recommended for those sophomores looking for an experience most similar to their Freshman Retreat.

The Discovery Retreat dates are as follows:

Wed, Nov. 20 to Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Wed, Dec. 11 to Fri, Dec. 13, 2019

Wed, Feb. 5 to Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Mon, Apr. 6 to Wed, Apr. 8, 2020

Registration will occur during the first few weeks of school with your son’s mentor groups.

Please call the Ministry Office 718-367-7500 x 240 or e-mail Mr. Kravatz at kravatzm@fordhamprep.org if you have any questions.

May you and your families enjoy the summer. 


Mr. Michael Kravatz,
Director of Campus Ministry

*Space is often limited. If there are more students registered than available spots, a lottery will be held to assign spots. You will be notified by the end of September as to which retreat your son is assigned.

NOTE: There is no fee for the Discovery Retreat.

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