Forest

Men's and
Women's Retreats

Over the course of a year, St. Francis offers well over a dozen retreat options for men and women. All are welcome to join us for a weekend to strengthen their faith as a community. We encourage individuals to bring a friend or invite someone who may have been away from the Church for a while to share the retreat experience. Non-Catholic friends are always welcome.

 

The weekend lay director and a guest speaker will present a number of inspiring talks and lead group discussions over the weekend. The agenda also includes Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, and time for individual prayer and reflection.

 

A suggested donation of $185 will be asked for during the retreat, or you can make your donation when you register online. If you cannot afford the full donation, we just ask that you give what you are able.

2021-22 Retreats: Rediscovering Jesus

The time has never been more crucial to “Rediscover Jesus”. If we are to live as disciples of Christ, we need to know the person of Christ. ​ We will be looking at what we know about Jesus, who he is, who he said he was, and how that impacts our lives today.  More importantly, though, this weekend helps us to seek to know Jesus in a personal way in a prayerful walk through the first 10 Chapters of Matthew Kelly's popular book "Rediscover Jesus". Understanding the truth about who Jesus is crucial to embracing who we are called to be.

Women's Retreats

March 11-13, 2022

April 8-10, 2022

Men's Retreats

March 4-6, 2022

April 1-3, 2022

Weekend Retreat Schedule

Schedule may vary slightly each weekend depending on priest availability

Friday

5:00-6:30 pm Check in
6:30 pm Mass
7:00 pm Dinner
8:15 pm Orientation/First Session
9:15 om Night Prayer

Saturday

7:30 a.m.   Rising
8:00 a.m.   Morning Prayer 
8:15 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.   Session
9:45 am Break
10:15 a.m. Option Group Lectio
12:00 p.m.  Lunch 
1:30 p.m.   Reconciliation Service
                  Individual Confessions
4:30 p.m.  Guest Speaker
6:00 p.m.   Dinner 
7:00 p.m.   Third Session
8:00 p.m.   Adoration/Holy Hour/Evening Prayer
9:00 p.m.   Benediction/Reposition

Sunday

7:30 a.m.  Rising
8:00 a.m.  Mass
8:30 a.m.   Breakfast 
9:30 a.m.  Recap/Discussion
9:10 Talk V 
11:00 a.m. Departure