What I love most about our adult retreat is that everyone who comes gets to experience God! Holy Hours and the Holy Spirit Encounters are great, but there is something special about getting away for the weekend and spending time with God and other parishioners. It really is so good for the soul and I personally am always filled after these weekends.
“I thought the whole experience was amazing and I am so thankful that I was able to go on this retreat. Thank you all for giving us these beautiful opportunities!”
The pace of the weekend is very intentional. We don’t want to throw too much at people and leave them feeling overwhelmed, but we also want to challenge people. Our goal is to encourage them to step out in faith, trust God more, and hand over our worries and fears. We want people to experience the Father’s love!
“I thought the retreats pace was great and there was plenty of time to pray, relax or visit with others on the retreat.”
When asked what do you think was the most meaningful part of the retreat, the majority of the answers are usually Adoration, prayer teams, and people’s testimonies. Having time for confession, Adoration, and prayer teams are a pivotal part of the weekend. We end both nights spending time with the Lord. Friday night we try to settle ourselves in, to get rid of the stress and distractions of everyday life. This allows us to hand over any of our worries and fears and just trust God and his plan for us for the weekend. By Saturday night, people are more comfortable and the excitement going into Adoration that night is amazing! It's in those quiet moments where God shares his heart. Then we get to add the weekend in Mass together Sunday morning!
“AMAZING! The prayer teams were phenomenal in allowing the Holy Spirit to work through them! The music was beautiful!”
“Prayer teams were the highlight of the weekend experience.”
“The Lord’s presence is all I need.”
I really want to encourage everyone to prayerful consider attending our next adult retreat on September 27-29 at the DeWitt retreat center. These retreats can be so life changing! This weekend is what you make of it. God desires time with his children, and these retreats are really for everyone. We strongly feel like God is calling people to this next retreat: people who are struggling, who are looking for a break, who may feel lost, disconnected, or who are searching for more. Come and experience God’s love!
“Thank you for making these such a priority in our Parish! Don’t know what I would do without them! They always seem to come when I need them most & fill me backup with what I need to get through until the next one!”
“Powerful, amazing, indescribable, wow - not sure how else to describe it!”