Retreats & Trips

CTK Retreats

The Freshman retreat to welcome and orient all new LSU students to Christ the King at the beginning of the Fall Semester! Check the Calendar for this year’s retreat.

Tiger Awakening
A once-a-semester weekend retreat FOR college students and run BY college students in the Fall & Spring Semesters at LSU. You can attend the retreat once, and staff any Awakening retreat after that. Check the Calendar for this semester’s retreat.

Student Leadership Retreat
The kick-off retreat for all CTK students involved in Student Leadership for the upcoming school year that takes place at the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Senior Retreat (Spring Semester – put on by CTK Graduates)
A one day retreat in the Spring Semester for undergraduate seniors who are preparing for post-graduate life whether entering a career, graduate school, or still figuring it out. The next retreat is TBA.

Musician Retreat
Musicians from CTK’s liturgical choirs, student worship bands, and the parish at large gather together to grow in key areas of their lives as musicians and Catholics. The next retreat is January 26-28, 2024 – Please contact Rachel Haydel if you are interested in attending!

Busy Person’s Retreat
Want to grow closer to God but can’t get away for a retreat? This a 1 hour daily commitment that fits into your schedule for one week and takes place at Christ the King in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

It is open to undergrads, grad students, young professionals and parishioners. The next retreat is TBA.


Mexico City Mission Trip & Pilgrimage

Visit Mexico City for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Brennan Garriques & Scott Johnson will be leading a mission trip & pilgrimage to Mexico December 11-22, 2022. The first day will be spent at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day and the rest of the time will be spent serving with the Missionaries of Charity with a couple of excursions included. Reach out to Scott Johnson or Brennan Garriques for more information.

March for Life

Serve as a college mentor to high school students on the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s bus pilgrimage to Washington D.C. in January. Learn more here.

World Youth Day

Pilgrims from all around the world come together with many young people to pray, worship, and celebrate the Catholic faith. The next International World Youth Day is Lisbon 2023. Details about a CTK trip are TBD.

Catholic Conferences


Join thousands of other Catholic College Students from around the country at this FOCUS Conference once a year. Register with the LSU FOCUS missionaries for pricing, group transportation, and scholarship information. Visit our SEEK Page for more information!


The national conference for St. Paul’s Outreach, purposefully designed to be a place of both encounter and restoration for college students, young adult alumni and ministry leaders from across the nation. Learn more here.

Recommended Retreats

Discernment Retreats

  • For those interested in learning more about the priesthood, religious, or consecrated life please contact the Office of Vocations. There are also a variety of orders on display with information located outside the Portiuncula Adoration Chapel at CTK.

Camino Manresa

  • A 3-day silent retreat each May for young adults (men & women) in Convent, Louisiana at the Manresa House of Retreats. You can reserve your spot for just $25. Please contact Fr Nathan O’Halloran for more information.

Greek Retreat

  • Once a year in the Spring Semester, UL-Lafayette hosts a retreat specifically for those involved in fraternities and sororities. Students active in LSU Greek Life should contact the LSU FOCUS missionaries to register.


  • A Dumb Ox Ministries retreat that will dive in, unpack, and process the themes of prayer, our identity, and our mission to love. We are all created to be in personal relationship with GOD, and each of us is created as a unique, unrepeatable man or woman with a vocation to love like GOD. Click here to learn more and register.