Student Life

Campus Ministry

  Ignite IX

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 includes student talks, small groups, prayer, reflection, meals and fun!

Retreatants are accepted on a first-paid, first-serve basis. There is space for 20 male and 20 females on each retreat.

Our next retreat dates:

September 30-October 2, 2016

October 14-16, 2016

February 17-19, 2017


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Comments from Participants...

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

Ignite was 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.

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.

I met people at St. Joe’s who I should know.

Peaceful, fun and fulfilling. A needed break.

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.
There was a true feeling of solidarity and release.

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 Team Leadership Details:

Interested in being on the Ignite teams for Spring 2017? Click HERE to apply for Team

Team meetings will begin in November 2016. 

Contact Jaclyn Newns at to express your interest and learn about the application process. 



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