Pre-Kairos : Thoughts and Hopes


Zachary Heinis, Staff Writer

Kairos, coming from the Greek language, means “a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action”.

Every November, there is another junior class that goes in the Kairos trip.

Kairos is a time for introspection, and a time away from technology and the world where people can get closer to their faith in an intimate setting.

Junior Will Hughes said, “I’m looking forward to having fun with my friends and expanding my faith.”

Junior Nick Sakkaris said, “I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friends.”

While Kairos is a time for introspection and growing in faith, it should also be a time to get to know your friends better.

As a junior at Holy Family, I am personally looking forward to what this retreat actually entails.  I’m hoping it will draw me closer to God and help me to grow in my faith.  I’m also looking forward to the experience of being able to take half a week away from society, and be able to get to know my friends better.

One of the other big reasons people are looking forward to it is being able to take days off school.

As Junior Paul Farmer said, “I’m looking forward to being able to go to the mountains and not having to be in school.”

Last but not least, it’s our own Father Joe Grady’s first time going on Kairos at Holy Family. “I feel like this will be a wonderful time to connect with students and it will be an opportunity to gain some perspective on life. I’m very excited to embark on this journey with the juniors,” he said.

Overall, I’m just very thankful that my class and I are able to actually go to the mountains on the Kairos retreat, and get the whole religious experience.