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 $200 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.

2022-23 Retreats:
Rescue and Response

Our 2022-23 retreat theme is based on the book "Rescued" by Fr. John Riccardo. 

 

How can we believe and be transformed by the gospel? We must first understand that the gospel is not merely “good” news but explosive, life-changing news. God has equipped us with everything we need to be instruments in his hands in order to share the Gospel. Join us to learn how he has chosen us all for this purpose!

Click each retreat date to access a poster that can be used for your parish, or posted on social media!

Weekend Retreat Schedule

Friday

5:00-6:30 pm Check in

6:30 pm Mass

7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 Orientation/Talk I

Followed by Night Prayer

Saturday

7:30 a.m.   Rising
8:00 a.m.   Morning Prayer 
8:15 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Talk II

                  Break

                  Talk III
12:00 p.m.  Lunch 
1:30 p.m. 
Reconciliation

3:30 p.m. Group Rosary
6:00 p.m.   Dinner 
7:00 p.m. Talk IV

Followed by Adoration

Sunday

7:30 a.m.  Rising

8:00 a.m. Mass
8:30 a.m.  Breakfast 

9:30 a.m. Talk V

                  Recap

11:00 a.m. Departure