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STM offers students many opportunities to get out of the classroom and expand their faith through experiential retreats. In addition to the events sponsored by our Center for Servant Leadership & Civic Engagement, STM students can participate in nationally recognized retreats, including Kairos, helping them grow into their faith and learn from the perspectives and experiences of their peers outside of the STM community. Campus Ministry and other student organizations also sponsor international retreat and mission opportunities, including our popular pilgrimage to Italy.

Questions about retreats? Contact our Campus Minister!
Tom Nass x143
Campus Minister

The Sophomore iThirst Retreat focuses on the universal longing for deeper meaning in our lives.  Thematically, the retreat is divided into three days – Dehydrated, Quenched, and Overflow.  We live in a world that – despite the multitude of options available to us – often feels directionless.  Through prayer experiences, small group sharing, talks, and activities, students are led to consider the place of God in their lives, particularly in relation to the basic Gospel message of the love of Christ.

This retreat also offers an opportunity for upperclassmen to grow in leadership and deepen their faith by serving as “captains.”  They receive training ahead of time, going on to lead small groups and help behind the scenes.

This year’s Sophomore iThirst Retreats will return to OSRUI (a Jewish summer camp) in Oconomowoc, WI.  The camp offers diverse, expansive grounds.

The Junior iSeek Retreat is an all-class retreat.  In a time of high-pressure consideration about the future, this retreat offers students an opportunities to reflect not just on what they do, but on who they are – how can their unique gifts and passions meet the needs of the world?  We will examine the Christian art of discernment – prayerful consideration and judgment – as it relates to decisions students will be making in the future.

The retreat will take place at the Cousins Center, using their meeting room and chapel facilities.  The retreat will take place during the school day.  Students will assemble at STM in the morning and return in time for afternoon dismissal.

The Senior iHeart Retreat is an all-class retreat offering an opportunity for each student to examine their inner life.  The retreat focuses on the importance of personal growth through struggle and reconciliation with God and others.  The retreat proper will commence on Saturday morning, but students will be offered the opportunity to sign up for a retreat extension beginning Friday after school.

This year’s Senior iHeart Retreat will take place at Timber-Lee, a Christian camp in East Troy, WI.  The camp offers a high-quality meeting space, plus plenty of outdoor space for use in good weather.

Spring, 2018

The iServe Retreat is open to any STM student and is designed to provide students with a different encounter and solidarity with the poor. Students participate in a number of poverty immersion activities, including asking neighbors for donations and spending the night outside in cardboard boxes.

The iServe Retreat will take place at STM and at different service sites in the Milwaukee area.

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Congratulations to juniors Melanie, Katie, and Josie and senior Marissa on earning All-Conference recognition for volleyball this year!

Additionally, two STM players from our boys volleyball co-op with South Milwaukee High School earned All-Conference recognition. Tyler Adams earned Second Team All-Conference Honors. As team captain and setter, Tyler led the team in assists (464), aces (36), and hitting percentage (0.374) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for assists.

Tony Czajka earned First Team All-Conference Honors. As the other team captain and outside hitter, Tony led the team in kills (267) and digs (187) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for kills. He was voted First Team All-Conference by all of the Woodland Conference coaches and voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

Way to go, volleyball players! Stay tuned for more news on our fall sports accomplishments.
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Father Christopher (TM '95) visited Lumen Christi yesterday! Read the full post below.

Lumen Christi Catholic School
Today our second grade students welcomed Father Christopher Klusman into their classroom. Father Christopher is the Chaplain at St. Thomas More High School, and is one of only 13 deaf priests in the world. The students learned a lot about Father Christopher's experience as a deaf child and priest. They also shared with him their "Hail Mary" song which they have been learning to sign for both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and their First Communion.
Read more about Fr. Christopher at archive.jsonline.com/news/religion/127716843.html. It was truly a blessing to have him share his story with our students. See the comments for some pics from the visit.
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Support STM this #GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, November 27, STM will join the global non-profit community by participating in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Because of your support for last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, STM was able to purchase interactive Smart Boards for each of our classrooms, and this year, we are asking for your support to upgrade technology in the Jerry Huennekens Gymnasium. For this year’s campaign, STM is requesting donations to purchase a high-definition projector and large display screen for the gymnasium, drastically improving the quality of our all-school assemblies and Masses. As you can see in the video below from last week’s Veterans Day assembly, our out-of-date projector and small screen do not match the high caliber of our speaker system or the size of our typical audience. Will you support STM this #GivingTuesday, helping us raise at least $6,300 for these much-needed improvements? ... See MoreSee Less

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St. Thomas More High School
2601 East Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: (414) 481-8370
Fax: (414) 481-3382
Email: [email protected]

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