An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night retreat 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 retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
The format of the retreat is prescribed by ACTS Missions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. ACTS was founded by two men who had such a profound experience on their Cursillo retreat that they were inspired to give others have the same experience. ACTS Missions now leverages thousands of volunteers to bring the retreat to people around the world.
The St. Louis ACTS community is led by the “Core Team” of our parish. This team consists of women and men who are are practicing Catholics, in good standing with the Catholic Church, and registered parishioners of St. Louis. The Core Team members are committed to the building of the ACTS community within our parish and to ACTS as a ministry. The ACTS Core Team is the governing body for the ACTS ministry. Core Team members responsibilities include:
The Core Team offers leadership, spiritual, and financial support to the Retreat Teams that conduct the retreats.
Women's Spiritual Coordinator
Men's Spiritual Coordinator