Campus Ministry | Awakening Retreat

Awakening Retreat

What is Awakening?

Awakening is a powerful, three-day weekend retreat offered by Campus Ministry to all Chaminade students. The retreat, though Catholic in nature, is open to people of different denominations and faiths who wish to discover the Christian message of hope and love.

The retreat invites our participants to experience God’s unconditional love through a variety of activities including: prayer, songs, fellowship, and discussion.

The retreat is a great opportunity for students to foster new friendships and to share their lives with one another. The retreat is facilitated by currently enrolled university/college students who have attended an Awakening Retreat. Participants experience and enjoy the gifts and talents of their peers/student leaders throughout the weekend.

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Student Responses

“It was a weekend of fun activity, music, relaxation, and it will help you find what you are looking for.”

“I found that my relationship with God and my outlook on life is stronger due to the retreat.”

“I was glad and fortunate to be a part of Awakening because of its positive message and support that was given to us by our peers.”

“I don’t know if the Holy Spirit was doing its job but all of a sudden there was just this urge in me to get my life back on track. For the first time in my entire life, I was just very enthusiastic to be part of God’s community again!”

“I was spiritually empowered! I was also reminded that I am special and that God really does love me.”

“The retreat has taken my faith and broadened it to an extent that it never reached before. This experience has helped me understand and realize that so much about the world’s relationship and my own relationship with God.”

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Registration

Early registration for this popular retreat is highly recommended. Here are the ways you can register:

  • E-mail your request for a downloadable copy of the Registration Form to: mfineisa@chaminade.edu

  • Come to Campus Ministry’s Fall/Spring Ice Cream Social for FREE ice cream and a Registration Form. Awakening Staff Members will be present to answer questions you may have about the retreat.
  • Stop by the Campus Ministry Office of Retreat Programs in Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 105 and pick up a copy of the Registration Form.

  • Download a PDF copy of the form by clicking here OR

  • We will send you a form if you send a request to:

    Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Campus Ministry – Office of Retreat Programs
    ATTN: Maimoa Fineisaloi
    Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 105
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    Tel 808-735-4704
    mfineisa@chaminade.edu
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Retreat Fee

Students pay a minimal fee, which helps cover the cost of transportation, lodging and meals.

Financial Assistance

If you are unable to pay the retreat fee, please stop by Campus Ministry in Clarence T.C. Ching Hall Room 105 where we will be happy to assist you.

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Retreat Location

The retreat is held at the St. Stephen Diocesan Center nestled in the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains of Kaneohe where you’ll find lush outdoor walkways and a perfect environment for your weekend get-away.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

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Contact Us

For more information about the Awakening Retreat, please contact:

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Campus Ministry – Office of Retreat Programs
ATTN: Maimoa Fineisalo
Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 105
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel 808-735-4704
mfineisa@chaminade.edu