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Why Should You Attend an ACTS Retreat?

Those who attend an ACTS retreat share in an experience that has impacted more than one million lives worldwide since the first retreat in 1987. Numerous retreatants have provided testimonies describing how they were evangelized through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. They have become better fathers, mothers, husbands, wives and children.

Parishes have been revitalized, and retreatants have sought to deepen their relationship with Christ through prayer and service. As a result, ACTS is supported by bishops and priests worldwide as a legitimate participant in the Church’s New Evangelization. Through ACTS, the laity respond to their baptismal call and seek to participate in the apostolic mission of the Church to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and this has been found to be good.

An ACTS Retreat …

  • Is a parish-based three-day, three-night retreat, which offers parishioners an opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ. This in turn fosters a desire for intentional discipleship.
  • Is given by parishioners for parishioners, and in this way, serves to build Christian community at a parish.
  • Begins Thursday evening and ends with Sunday Mass in the parish.
  • Uses prayer, service and teaching to meet people where they are in their spiritual journey and invite them to experience God in a manner that is both personal and communal.
  • Fulfills the mission of: “Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities through ACTS.”
  • Is rooted in the Pascal Mystery in that retreatants are invited to reflect on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Throughout an ACTS weekend, retreatants are invited to prayerfully consider how they can respond to His love by spiritually surrendering to Jesus to have new life with Him. This invitation is extended through the pillars of the apostolate:

  • Adoration: Response to God’s love through prayer and worship.
  • Community: Participating in the One Body of Christ as Church.
  • Theology: Deepening our relationship with God to better fulfill His will.
  • Service: Answering the call to discipleship by following the model He gave us.

When Is the Next Retreat?

Registration has begun for our fall dates:

  • Women’s Retreat: Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
  • Men’s Retreat: Oct. 28 -31

Register online by clicking the button below.

Online Registration

You will be contacted by a retreat team member to confirm your reservation

For more information, please call JoAnn Forister (316-942-1918) or Maria Newman (316-519-1771) for the Women’s Retreat, or Aaron Leiker (719-691-5306) or Jim McAnarney (316-655-2240) for the Men’s Retreat.