Adoration ~ Community ~ Theology ~ Service
St. Pius X Men’s A.C.T.S. Retreat
September 22-25 of 2022 at the Fr. Bernard Retreat Center, Mt. Angel, Oregon
“But you, man of God, pursue righteousness,
devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.”
1 Tm 6:11-16
Your Invitation to an A.C.T.S. Retreat
Dear Brothers in Christ,
Thank you for your interest in our ACTS Retreat. Please consider this my personal invitation to attend. You should know, that if you have gotten this far into this invitation, you are probably meant to be with us on this special weekend. It may be us inviting, but it is God calling YOU! Please open your heart and trust Him, as did our Blessed Mother Mary, to lead you on your journey to a deeper faith!
Please reach out to me or one of our team members if you have questions.
Your Brother in Christ,
The 3-day, 3-night A.C.T.S. retreat begins Thursday evening, September 22 with check-in beginning at 5:30 pm at St. Pius X Church Hall, and ends Sunday, September 25 with a final ceremony, a meal and fellowship in the Community Center following the Mass at 11:00 am.
You can use the button below to pay for your retreat package. It will take you to our Other Payments Fund, Please put "Men's ACTS Retreat" in the Memo Field.
What is an ACTS Retreat?
An ACTS lay retreat is held for three days and three nights and is 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. The focus for the weekend is Adoration, Community, Theology and Service from which the ACTS acronym is derived. The retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it. The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new and/or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
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
Each retreat is conducted by a retreat "team" composed of 20-25 individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats. Chosen by the retreat Director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat activities and ministers to the needs of the retreatants during the retreat weekend.
What is the purpose of an ACTS retreat?
To allow each retreatant to experience God's love and joy and deepen their faith in Him. To allow all to return to their lives with a deeper love for God, each other and a desire to become more involved in their faith community and serve others.