WEEKEND SILENT PREACHED RETREATS FOR MEN
Theme: “The Four Pillars of the
Catechism of the Catholic Church”
May 1 - 3, 2020
Arrival/Check-in at 6:15 p.m. on Friday.
Retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.
(Note: No evening meal is served on Friday)
Presenters: The Retreat Team
(Fee: $ 215)
The Silent Weekend Preached Retreat offers ample time for a variety of opportunities for private and public prayer, rest, meditation, spiritual conferences, daily Eucharist, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) spiritual consultation with a member of the staff, Lectio Divina (a very early form of monastic prayer), Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, enjoying the beautiful grounds, and good, wholesome food. How might we 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.
This 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, it is recorded that Christians have been lovingly devoted to living the “four pillars” from the beginning: “They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
Note well: Although many parishes have scheduled to attend retreats on specific weekends as a group, individuals or groups from any parish are free to choose to attend a retreat on any of the indicated weekends. Register soon... We welcome all!