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. If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, or for information regarding upcoming retreats, please contact Juaquin Arellano at

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At St. John Vianney we recognize that we 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 grow in faith, 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 usually in the Spring during the season of Lent. For more information, please contact David Cole, 713.562.2932.

Upcoming Retreats

  • SJV  ACTS Men’s English Retreat |  February 22, 2024 – February 25, 2024
  • SJV  ACTS Men’s Spanish Retreat | April 18, 2024 – April 21, 2024
  • SJV  ACTS Women’s English Retreat | July 18, 2024 – July 21, 2024
  • SJV  ACTS Women’s Spanish Retreat | September 5, 2024 –  September 8, 2024