Welcome to the official Holy Cross H.A.Y.E.S. website!

H.A.Y.E.S. is a fully student led volunteer organization which runs retreats for Worcester diocese youth groups.  The Holy Cross student body has a deep foundation in spirituality.  H.A.Y.E.S.'s mission is to utilize that deep spiritual foundation in order to foster Catholic dialogue with local youth.

H.A.Y.E.S. is Helping Area Youth Embrace Spirituality and our goal is to do exactly that.  Our retreats are all tailored to the needs of each parish.  In the past, we have led retreats on topics as varied as Understanding Jesus, Salt and Light, Catholic Confirmation and Community, Loss & Suffering: Using Faith to Heal, Christian Maturity, and Social Justice and Service.