Adoration ~ Community ~ Theology ~ Service
St. Pius X Women's A.C.T.S. Retreat
April 11th - 14th of 2024 at the Father Bernard Youth Center, Mount Angel, Oregon
"Lord, make our hearts burn while you speak to us"
Cf. Luke 24:32
Dear Sister in Christ,
I would like to personally invite you to attend the 2024 St. Pius X Women’s ACTS Retreat. This retreat is a unique opportunity for you to experience the love of Jesus Christ. With God’s grace, our team is working hard to prepare a weekend rooted in Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Please open your heart, trust Him as our Blessed Mother did, and prayerfully consider joining this year’s ACTS retreat. Feel free to reach out to me or one of our team members if you have any questions or concerns.
Your Sister in Christ,
The 3-day, 3-night A.C.T.S. retreat begins Thursday evening, April 11th with check-in beginning at 5:00 pm at St. Pius X Church Hall, and ends Sunday, April 14th with a final ceremony, a meal and fellowship in the Community Center following the Mass at 10:30 am.
You can use the button below to pay for your retreat package. It will take you to our Give Now Payment Form, Choose "One Time Payment", For the Fund select "ACTS Retreat - Women and Men", Enter "Women" in the box that appears to the right of the Fund Name.
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.
Group Photo from the 2021 Retreat