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Due to the recent mandates implemented by the Illinois Department of Publich Health, and County Health Officials this event has been cancelled. Those already registered for this event will be contacted and refunded. The next Kairos Retreats are scheduled for October 2020 and March 2021. Please check this site for updates. And Please keep all those who navigate the day to day realities of this situation in your prayers.  "O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin."

KAIROS 2020 - MARCH 20-22

What is Kairos?

“καιρός” is the Greek work referring to the “Lord’s time”. It describes a time in our lives to reflect on who we are and who God is. This retreat is offered to teens in their junior or senior year of high school. They come from many different parishes throughout the entire diocese. These retreats are led by trained peer leaders in high school with appropriate adult leadership from priests and male and female lay ministers.

Why go on Kairos?

Perhaps the question should be, “Why should I spend time reflecting on my life right now? How will that help me?” As you think about your life and where you are headed, maybe you are deciding about going to college. Maybe you are hurt. Maybe you're wondering if God really cares. Maybe you are scared to find out how much He does care about you.

Thousands of teens go on Kairos retreats each year. They discover who they really are and how they want to live. Some go because their friends are going or because they know someone who already went. They go for their own reasons, but all come back changed.

Where and When?

Our Spring Kairos retreat takes place at Our Lady of the Angels Retreat Center -13900 Main St. in Lemont  (Formerly the Mt. Assisi Academy)

Friday March 20 -thru- Sunday March 22: Arrival Time - Friday 6:30-6:55 (Programs start promptly at 7:00pm)   |  Departure Time - Sunday 5:00pm | Parents drop off and pick-up.


The total cost of the retreat is $150. This includes housing, food, and materials for the retreat. Once the registration and payment has been received you will have reserved your place on the retreat.



1) Register Now!  This link will take you to our Registration Page. Follow the prompts to register and make your payment.

2) Permission Forms:  This form is a 2-page fillable-form.  To access the permission forms in Acrobat 2017 or newer - Click link - Fill out the forms and email to rpavlik@dioceseofjoliet.org   -  If you do not have access to Acrobat 2017 or newer simply print the forms - fill them out - scan and email to (rpavlik).

3) ALL of the following must be recieved to complete the registration process:

  • Complete the Registration page,
  • Return BOTH permission forms and
  • Full payment


4) What to bring:

  • Casual/comfortable clothing for the weekend like jeans or shorts.
  • Pajamas
  • Extra blanket or sleeping bag if you are normally cold
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, towels)
  • Snack to share, They will be placed on the snack table and shared with the entire group
  • An open and expectant heart


5) What NOT to bring:

  • Any distractions
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic devices, such as I-Pods, music speakers, portable game consoles, cameras, laptops, tablets, TVs, DVD players, etc.
  • Watches or alarm clocks
  • Playing cards, board games
  • Books, magazines, homework
  • Any Item which is not legal for minors - (A letter will be emailed with a full list)

Have Questions ??? Contact Colleen Case | 815-221-6233



We are currently accepting applications from students who are interested in being consider for the Kairos Leadership Team. Students must have already attended a Karios Retreat. All registrations will be processed on a first come - first served basis.Registrations will be accepted until all leadership roles have been filled. Those not assigned to a leadership team will be wait-listed for future openings and future Kairos events.