Senior, Riley Pylant also served as a Student Leader for Kairos at this year’s fall retreat and had this to say about the program:
“I gave a talk this year on ‘Ideals and Values’ and stepping out of my comfort zone because my experiences are important to share. It’s time for me to take my faith into my own hands and build a strong foundation now before I set off for college.”
When asked about her talk Riley said, “I looked at the bigger picture during my talk and reiterated that the number one thing to value is God over other’s opinions of us.” Riley's hope was to pass on the sense of community she felt at her first Kairos retreat last year and help build others up in this trusting, close-knit setting.
Senior, Jack Feczko, attended Kairos last year in the spring and who also participated this fall as a Student Leader had these thoughts to share, “Kairos is really important because it brings a whole level of ‘reality’ to the faith experience. Our school offers all of these great staples such as mass, adoration, etc., but then getting to participate in Kairos allows us the chance to put our faith in practice.”
“I can’t help but hope everyone has the chance to grow and develop their faith and relationship with God the way I have through opportunities at North Catholic. I’m so grateful and believe Kairos has had a huge role in that process.”