Deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, renew yourself spiritually, give new meaning to your prayer life and Sunday Liturgy, and build lasting friendships with members of our parish.
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. There are numerous testimonies describing retreatants who were evangelized through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. They witness to becoming better fathers, mothers, husbands, wives and children.
English Women's Retreat:
February 22-25, 2024
Our Lady of Guadalupe ACTS will be holding their Women’s ACTS Retreat on February 22 – 25, 2024. We would like to invite you all to be a part of this Team. To be considered you must have been on an ACTS retreat before October 2023.
Team Formation will begin on Monday, October 30, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00pm, after this meeting, all other meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings. Registration fee is $190 and will be collected during Team formation.
Team registration will be accepted through October 16th, 2023. All forms must be turned in by 4pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Office. Sign-ups will no longer be taken by phone at the parish office. After the team is drawn, we will contact each member of the team individually. Registration forms turned into the office after this date will NOT be included in drawings and will be added to the end of the waiting list. Thank you in advance for all your thoughts and prayers as we begin preparing to do God’s work.
Click the link below to download the registration form.
An ACTS retreat is a three-day/three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men and retreats for women are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it. The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
Each retreat is conducted by a retreat "team" composed of individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats. Chosen by the retreat Director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat talks and activities, and ministers to the needs of the retreatants during the retreat weekend.
An ACTS weekend is designed to help the retreatants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one's parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith. All of which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish, and one another.
A parish ACTS retreat strives to achieve the directives of Vatican II and goals of the Revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 which emphasize "community and pastoral care" within a parish. The weekend allows the retreatants to experience God's love and joy. They return to their parish with a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in their parish faith community.
The weekend is a powerful and enduring personal conversion experience. Faith Sharing talks, which draw from the personal experiences of team members, focus on Adoration, the need for prayer and meditation on the word of God, Community, the importance of community built on faith and love, Theology, the need to read and understand scripture and our Catholic Faith, and Service, the need to answer Christ's call to servanthood. Activities conducted during the weekend give retreatants a better understanding of the significance and importance of prayer, liturgy, the sacraments, scripture, community, and service. Retreatants are also given guidance to help them in their faith journey. It is a powerful community building experience. The ACTS weekend brings the retreatants to a better understanding of God's love for them, and also develops their need to share that love with others through their involvement in a faith-centered parish community. The retreat emphasizes our call to service, service to the parish community and to our world community. There results a new or renewed dedication to the life of the parish community and a new recognition of the needs of those around us and of our obligation, as followers of Christ, to help meet those needs.
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