Student Life

Campus Ministry


Ignite invites freshmen to reflect upon their transition into college life.  Led by a team of fellow students, participants take part in activities and conversations that help them to discover how God calls each of us to a fuller and deeper way to live. This off-campus weekend is full of student talks, small groups, prayer, food and fun!

Retreatants are accepted on a first-paid, first-serve basis, with 20 male and 20 female participants for each retreat.

Our next retreat dates:

October 2-4, 2015

October 16-18, 2015


We will also be offering another Ignite retreat in February--look for more info later.

Contact to get involved in other ways.


Comments From Some Past Retreatants...

Ignite is my best decision of the year.

Ignite was exactly what I needed and have been searching for on campus. Hopefully I can experience it again as a leader.

There was a true feeling of solidarity in our mutual release of burdens and finding out how similar we all are.

Ignite came at the perfect time for me and was much needed.

I love going to Mass with people my age! It’s so moving to see the “future of our Church”, together as one congregation.

Ignite is the journey that all college freshman should go on.

A time for yourself to get away and be with God and others in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

A great time to reflect and meet people at St. Joe’s that I should already know.

Peaceful, fulfilling, a great break, fun

I truly just loved the balance of the fun activities while also being serious and discussing life. I loved the feel of the environment and the sense of community.

Was able to meet and relate to new people in a positive setting, that is love, trust and God.

Ignite Team Leadership Details:

Interested in being on one of the Ignite teams for February 2016?

Please see below for more information and to apply:

 Click HERE to Apply to be on team for the February 2016 Ignite retreat

Interested in being a Coordinator for an Ignite retreat? Click here to apply!

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