Men's ACTS Retreat
June 1-4, 2017
Notre Dame Spiritual Center, Alfred, ME
"Receive the Holy Spirit."
We invite you to join us for a spiritually uplifting weekend. Set aside some time for God and yourself. Get away from your usual busy schedule by joining men like yourself wise enough to seek His answers to life, family and eternity. ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. This weekend is an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, renew your spirituality, give new meaning to your prayer life and Sunday liturgy, and to build lasting friendships with some great men. All men age 21 and older are encouraged to attend.
The retreat begins at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 24 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn, Maine on Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 pm. The retreat ends Sunday afternoon, June 4, at Sacred Heart Church following the 11:00 am Mass and reception.
Round-trip transportation to and from the Retreat Center will be provided for all retreatants
Message of ACTS
ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. It is these four themes that are the focus of the weekend’s activities. ACTS is inspired by the ACTS of the Apostles 2:42-47:
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the 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 in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God an enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”
The purpose of the ACTS weekend is to Invite the retreatants into a new or deeper relationship with the Lord and with other faithful women and men through
Adoration and daily prayer;
Community awareness as a member of the Body of Christ;
Theology encouraging more study of our faith and God’s word; and promoting the virtue of
Service to our Lord and one another.
An ACTS retreat strives to achieve the directives of Vatican II and the goals of the Revised Code of Canon Law of 1983, placing emphasis on “Community and Pastoral Care” within a parish; that the participants experience God’s love and joy throughout the weekend, and return to the parish with a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in the parish faith community. Though this is a Catholic faith-based retreat, all denominations are welcome!
The cost of the retreat is $250.00, and includes lodging, food, beverages, transportation, and all activities.
A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required to reserve your spot; the balance of $200.00 is due on or before the Thursday check-in at the beginning of the retreat.
Please Note: Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat.
A prompt response is recommended; registrations are made on a
first received, first registered basis.
You will receive a letter 7-10 days before your retreat describing what you will need to bring with you.