Does your heart yearn for more? Many of us who love God – who long to know Him and feel His love – do not yet fully realize this desire. Jesus wants to be intimately personal with you -- take this opportunity to know Him better.
You are invited to attend the St. Paul Women’s ACTS Retreat the weekend of January 18-21, 2024 at Camp Baldwin Retreat Center in Elberta, AL. An ACTS retreat weekend is a three-day, three-night retreat presented by Catholic women who are fellow parishioners like yourself. Spiritual direction will be available during the weekend.
The retreat will begin Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2024 at5:30 p.m., with check-in at St. Paul Catholic Church. You are welcome to bring family members or friends to see you off. Transportation to and from the Retreat Center will beprovided. Scheduled departure time: 6 p.m
The weekend will conclude on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024 at the11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Immediately following the Mass, retreatants will share a meal and fellowship in the Parish Center with their families and other members of the ACTS community.
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He
is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you;
He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who
provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you
settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the
masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your
most genuine choices.” – Pope Saint John Paul II
The cost for each retreatant is $225.00. This covers all meals, lodging, and transportation. A deposit of $50 must be submitted with this form to reserve your place. The remaining balance of $175 is due on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024 at check-in. Please do not let the cost of the retreat keep you from coming. Some financial aid may be available. If you have any other questions, please contact Director, Becky Siegel (850) 516-9890.
ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology andService and it is these four themes that are the focus of the activities of the weekend. 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.
MESSAGE OF ACTS
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. The weekend allows an opportunity for men to focus on their faith and its application in their daily lives, to build purpose in their prayer life, to increase their presence at the liturgy, and to cultivate friendship among members of the community.
Please note that all denominations are welcome.