WEEKEND PREACHED RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

 

This is not a silent retreat.

Theme:  “Married Couples: Living Together

the Four Pillars of the Catholic Catechism”

February 14 - 16, 2020

Arrive 6:15 p.m. Friday - Depart 1:00 p.m. Sunday

(no evening meal served on Friday)

                                                                  Presenters: The Retreat Team

                                                                         (Fee: $365 per couple)

The retreat for married couples has the same basic theme as this year’s series of silent weekend retreats for men and women: “The Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” However the retreat for married couples is not silent and the Saturday dynamic includes short afternoon DVD presentations and discussion. We will celebrate daily Mass, have an opportunity for Reconciliation, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and ample time for private time with your spouse.

How might married couples get back to the basics of our faith and better live out the Catholic mission? The central mission of the Church is to bring people to an encounter with Jesus Christ and to enable them in such a way that they enter into a life changing and transformative relationship with Him. This is the Church’s task, entrusted to Her by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes a dialogue between God as He reveals His heart of love, and a beloved people who respond with faith, all in the environment of the teaching of our Church as She is guided by the Holy Spirit. Married couples are called to intimately enter into this dialogue with God.

The dialogue is spelled out in the Catechism’s four sections, commonly called “pillars”: 1) The Creed (the faith professed), 2) The Sacraments (the faith celebrated), 3) Morality (the faith lived), and 4) Prayer (the faith deepened).

In the Acts of the Apostles, we find a model for married couples:  “They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)