The 2022-2023 Kairos adventure begins Tuesday

Julia Craskey, Staff writer

Kairos is coming up this week at the Malvern Retreat House. The retreat will be four days long and
Archbishop Carroll High School teachers who are serving as adult group leaders as well as seniors who
are participating are looking forward to it.

Kairos is a religious retreat for seniors. It gives them the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with
God, their teachers and classmates. Kairos is pronounced KYE-ruhs, and originated from ancient Greece;
it is translated as the right time.

Those participating will leave after school Tuesday, and will return after school Friday. Forty-four seniors, eight
student leaders and seven teachers serving as adult group leaders will be attending the retreat.

Fr. Mark Cavara, the director of campus ministry, is in charge of Kairos and has been working extremely hard to make sure everything goes smoothly. Fr. Cavara said he is most looking forward to
seeing the students’ happiness at the end of the retreat. He advises anyone hesitant or nervous for Kairos
to go in spite of that.

“You only get one year to go on Kairos,” Fr. Cavara said. “Do not pass up the opportunity.”

Mr. Ronald Cummings, a veteran Kairos leader, said he likes participating in the retreat to see “the
students improve their relationships with themselves, God, and others, because that’s what it’s all about.”
Cummings has been going on Kairos since the 2020-2011 school year, about 42 times in total.

Mr. Cumming offered this advice to those who will be attending the retreat: “The experience is different
for everyone, so please give it a chance.”

Senior Domenic Venini shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming Kairos.

“I am very excited to attend Kairos,” Venini said. “There is a part of me that is ready to give God
everything I have and let it all out. The other part of me is very nervous and eager to find out what is in
line for me and how relieved I will feel at the end.”

Venini said that he is most excited about strengthening his relationship with God and his friends.

“I am nervous about what is coming my way,” Venini said. “I feel like there is a whirlwind of emotions
that are circulating around.”