Joint School Retreat

On 13 March 2024, we were delighted to host a joint school retreat, attended by 80 Catholic students from St. Francis Xavier’s College and St. Francis Xavier’s School, Tsuen Wan. This spiritual gathering, held from 2 to 4 pm in our lecture room and chapel, was dedicated to enriching our students’ spiritual lives during the Lent season.

Retreat Highlights:

1.     “In the Way of Mary” Sharing:

o   Br. John Chong led a heartfelt sharing session on the theme “In the Way of Mary,” inspiring students with insights into Mary’s virtues.

2.     Creative Workshop:

o   Students expressed their creativity and reverence by designing colorful pictures of Mary, each adorned with written virtues, which were later displayed on our display board.

3.     Dramatic Presentation:

o   A poignant drama on the “Wedding of Cana” was performed by the committee members of our Catholic Students Association, bringing the biblical story to life.

4.     Sacrament of Reconciliation:

o   Fr. Miguel of O.P. provided guidance for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, encouraging students to partake in confession as a preparatory step towards a meaningful Easter celebration.

5.     Reflective Conclusion:

o   The retreat concluded with Br. John’s summarizing reflections on the drama, followed by a serene and contemplative prayer session.


As we conclude the Joint School Retreat, we are reminded of the profound impact such spiritual engagements have on our community. The retreat has been a testament to the dedication of our students and staff in seeking a deeper connection with their faith. It has been a time of reflection, learning, and spiritual nourishment that we trust will resonate with our students throughout the Lent season and beyond.