Prince of Peace Parish, A Catholic Community in Northwest San Antonio, Texas

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7893 Grissom Rd. San Antonio, TX. 78251 Parish Office:  210-681-8330  Religious Education: 210-681-5063 FAX 210-681-2286

ACTS Retreats

The remaining ACTS retreat dates for the rest of the year:

 Men, October 24-27, 2013 - Women, September 26-29, 2013.

As always, priority is given to registered parishioners of Prince of Peace.


What is an Acts Retreat?

An ACTS retreat weekend is a three-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like yourself. The weekend begins Thursday evening, around 6:00 PM and ends with Mass at Prince of Peace a 12:30 PM on Sunday followed by a meal for retreatants, their families and members of the ACTS community. Transportation provided to and from the Retreat Center.

This weekend is filled with lots of reflection time. Singing, praising and sharing all with the blessings of our Lord! There are angels to serve your needs, speakers to share the Word and singing to uplift your souls.


The purpose of an ACTS weekend is to provide an opportunity for retreatants to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord and fellow parishioners through Adoration and daily prayer; through Community in one's parish as a member of the Body of Christ; through Theology or the teachings of our Catholic faith by encouraging more study; and, to instill a virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish and each other.


ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service and it is these four themes that are the focus of the activities of the weekend.

ACTS is inspired by the ACTS of the Apostles 2:42A7: "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to prayers. Awe came upon everyone and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common: they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one's need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread  their homes. They ate their meals in exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And, every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved."


An ACTS retreat strives to achieve the directives of Vatican II and the goals of the Revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 to place more emphasis on "Community and Pastoral Care" within a parish; that the participants experience God's love and joy throughout the weekend, and return to their parishes with a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in the parish faith community. Please note that all denominations are welcomed.


From Past Retreats

"This retreat is a weekend reflection of what Christ is to me and how I can be more like him in sharing and helping others."

"This was one of the most powerful retreats... unconditional! It made us feel so special. The entire weekend was just beautiful."

"God renews us and reveals Himself through personal experiences. ACTS is one of those experiences."

"I got so energized!"

"ACTS showed me the love of Jesus and the love of God through His Holy Word, the Bible."

"I realized that God had been waiting for me, and when I found Him, He welcomed me with wide open arms, and gave me wondrous gifts and blessings."

"I never had an experience like this retreat. I found a spiritual family. I'll be forever rich because of this."

"I could see Jesus in each one of them."

"It quenched my thirst; it filled my cup."

"It took me away from my daily routine and gave me a chance to review my personal values and goals."