Catholic Society

Saint Davids Retreat

Newman Hall and the University Church • Fri 28 Feb 2020 16:00 - Sun 01 Mar 2020 13:30

A core CathSoc event, the Saint David's Retreat provides an opportunity for CathSoc members from Cardiff and other nearby universities to meet and pray together.

The Saint Davids Retreat is an annual event held by Cardiff Cathsoc. We invite participants of our society from Cardiff but, also, from the other CathSocs in south Wales and mid-west England. The retreat runs from Friday evening until Sunday morning and holds several opportunities to deepen one’s faith including talks, prayers, and masses. The retreat also provides CathSoc members with the opportunity to meet Catholics from other universities across the country. 


Here is the agenda from the March 2019 retreat (2020 retreat details will be posted when known):


4:00pm onwards Arrival (Tea, Coffee, cake)

5:00pm Silent Adoration and Benediction (opportunity for Confession)

6:00pm Choral Mass for the Feast of St David

7:00pm Drinks reception followed by Dinner in the Refectory Newman Hall.

8:30pm First talk: Building a “Survival Kit” for Today’s Catholics at University.

9:00pm Film Night.

11:00pm Night Prayer in the little Oratory.



8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Second talk: “So What’s Occurring?”

10:00am Mass.

11:00am Coffee, Third talk: “We have seen the Lord!”

1:00 soup lunch

2:00pm – 5:00pm Explore Cardiff City…

7:00pm – Chaplaincy drinks reception followed by CathSoc Supper

9:00 Games Night

11:00pm praying Joyful mysteries of the Rosary in the little Oratory



8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Clean up / Pack up

11:00am Mass

12:00 Lunch

1:30pm depart

Typically the event has cost £10 to cover the accommodation (for non-Cardiff participants) and food.