awakening staff retreat

what you need to know

Another Weekend Away

Aloha Swords,


The campus ministers and I are really excited for our time together this weekend. We have a wonderful time planned with you. We hope that you will be present to the action of God this weekend and to those who will be on retreat with you.


Let us hold each other in prayer as we continue to prepare ourselves spiritually for the upcoming Awakening.


May God bless you,


Bro. Brandon K. Alana, S.M.

Minister for Retreats

Packing List

This will be a three-day, two-night retreat. We will not have enough space for large bags nor do we want people to carpool. Pack lightly and remember to pack these with you as well:


  • casual, comfortable clothes
  • swimwear, you will get wet!
  • towel and toiletries
  • sleeping bag (you can rent one from OSAL)
  • snacks to share during social

Consolidate your things in one (1) bag.

When and Where to Meet

Meet in front of Ching Hall by 4:30 p.m. Please be prompt.


If you have a class or lab that gets out at 4:30, please let me or one of the leaders know ASAP. If you need a place to store your bags, bring them to campus ministry and we will store them in the storage room.

Attention Commuter Students with Cars

Unfortunately there is no overnight on-campus parking. So you will need to plan accordingly. You can either be dropped off to campus in the morning and leave your bags with Campus Ministry or commute to campus via public transportation.

Pay Online

Do you still need to pay your retreat fee? You now have the option to pay with your credit card online. Use the link below to pay with your card.
Pay Online

Click here to pay your retreat fee with a credit card

Retreat Schedule

Friday, Sept. 25

4:30 p.m. Depart Campus

5:45 p.m. Arrive at Beach House

6:45 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Session I


Saturday, Sept. 26

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:45 a.m. Activity

12 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Session II

1:30 p.m. Free Time

3:30 p.m. Clean-Up

4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

6 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Session III


Sunday, Sept. 27

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Pack, Clean-up, Load Vehicles

10:30 a.m. Session IV

11 a.m. Closing Prayer

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Depart for CUH

Shine on Chaminade!

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