2012 Dates for ACTS Retreats
History of Acts Retreats
What is an Acts Retreat?
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.
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.
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
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.
MESSAGE OF ACTS
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.
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."
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
"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
"It took me away from my daily routine
and gave me a chance to review my personal values and goals."
ACTS Retreat Dates for 2012
September 27-30, 2012
October 25-28, 2012