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Retreats

Saint John Vianney Catholic Church invites you to join other fellow parishioners on a spiritual journey of prayer, reflection, community, and fellowship. Spiritual retreats are offered year round. Learn more:

ACTS Retreats

  • Adoration: The call by, acceptance of, and response to God.
  • Community: The love and caring of each other.
  • Theology: The study of God through scripture and the Catholic faith.
  • Service: To God and His people.

The ACTS Retreat is a parish wide weekend retreat patterned after the description of the early Church by the ACTS of the Apostles.

Members of the ACTS community strive to assist members of the parish family to attain a deeper relationship with the Lord and with fellow parishioners through Adoration (prayer life), Community (love and caring for each other), Theology (study of faith through scripture), and Service (to God and each other). To achieve this goal we sponsor three-day weekend lay retreats for men and three-day weekend lay retreats for Women which are patterned after the description of the early church in the Acts of the Apostles.
The ACTS Retreat for Men and the ACTS Retreat for Women can have a profound effect on your Christian life. It is an opportunity to meet with other men and women who are living their faith, with the aim of renewing and strengthening their enthusiasm for living a faith-filled life. Men and women on the ACTS Retreat will form bonds that will remain long after the retreat is over. The message from the retreat can help those participating further commit to their faith and inspire them to become more deeply involved in parish life and in serving the needs of their community.

Please see below our upcoming ACTS retreats for the current year. Online registration now available by clicking the red box below:

Register Online

We invite you to join us for the Men’s ACTS Retreat on November 3-6.  The goal of this retreat is to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ, renew ourselves spiritually and give new meaning to our prayer life.  Come build lasting friendships with members of our parish and faith community.  Space is limited, sign up today!

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

A silent weekend retreat sponsored by Regnum Christi.

Do you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus? We offer a silent weekend retreat for men or for women based on the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius. Come encounter the love of Christ through prayer, Scripture, and the Sacraments, and let him renew your heart!

This silent retreat offers:

  • A deeper personal friendship with Jesus Christ
  • Spiritual direction
  • Mass and Confession
  • A personalized vocation statement
  • A personalized virtue program
Parish Retreats

At St. John Vianney we recognize that the women and men of our parish have an obligation to discern the will of God in their life and that a spiritual retreat can often be the catalyst for that discernment. Often times when we are away from the ordinary routines of our life we are able to filter through the common and find the spiritual. Navigating that spiritual path in our life takes structure, support and enlightenment.

If you are looking to discern God’s will for you or experiencing life’s many ups and downs and are looking for answers, let us encourage you to give yourself the gift of a parish retreat. If you are married and looking to help your spouse become a better wife/husband, parent, or grandparent, encourage your spouse to attend a retreat. If you are single and want to deepen your commitment to serve God, give yourself the gift of a retreat weekend.

Our St. John Vianney sponsored retreats are offered for men or for women and usually are held in the Spring during the season of Lent. The next Men’s parish retreat will be held April 8-10 at Holy Name Retreat Center. Please contact David Cole, 281.556.1576 for more details.


 

Upcoming Retreats

Nov, 2016