“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” 1 Pt. 3:15
St. Francis Women’s ACTS Retreat-
May 18-21, 2017
Holy Family Retreat Center / Beaumont
is an acronym for
ervice. The retreat’s goals are to strengthen our faith and its application in our daily life, to renew ourselves spiritually, and to build strong lasting friendships. The ACTS weekend retreat is presented by lay Catholic women with support provided by a Spiritual Director and Clergy. The retreat begins Thursday evening May 18
with check-in at 6:00 p.m. in the Canticle Building at St. Francis, followed by a meal at the retreat center. We will return to St. Helen on Sunday, May 21
for the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Helen Parish in Orangefield, with a Reception to follow. Transportation to and from the retreat center will be provided. Everyone will depart and return together.
Space on the retreat is limited. The full cost for the retreat is $170 and covers meals and use of the HFRC. The completed registration form (below), with a $50 deposit check made payable to St. Francis ACTS, must be received by the St. Francis parish office (mailing address below) to complete your registration. The remaining balance is due at the Thursday night check-in.
Please note: Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat.
If you have financial concerns, confidential arrangements can be made by contacting Father Sinclair Oubre or one of the persons listed below. Late cancellations may have to forfeit their $50 deposit if a replacement cannot be obtained!
ACTS is a parish-based retreat ministry hosted by St. Francis in partnership with other parishes in the Eastern Vicariate.
Registration will open Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
A waiting list is maintained until the day of the retreat to fill any vacancies. Registration is open for the first 30 days for the partnering parishes, during which time they receive registration priority for the approved registration list and the waiting list. All other registrations during the first 30 days will be recorded in the order received and placed on the waiting list after 30 days. After 30 days all registrations will be recorded as received, regardless of parish/church membership. Anyone on the waiting list and not attending the retreat will be returned their deposits and can register again for the next retreat. The spouse and immediate family (living at home) of a parish member will be considered the same as a parish member.
You will receive a letter about two weeks prior to the retreat describing the necessities you should bring on the retreat. If you need further information or have any questions, please contact one of the Directors listed below. Send your completed registration form to:
Women’s ACTS Retreat, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632-4508
Cecilia Gower - Director Sheila Babin – Co-Director Denise Fitts – Co-Director
1901 Hearthside Drive 9553 Winlin 8903 Wren
Orange, Tx.77630 Orange, Tx. 77632 Orange, Tx. 77630
409-988-4287 (Cell) 409-988-9920 (Cell) 409-313-2027 (Cell)
PLEASE DETACH AND RETURN BOTTOM PORTION
Please register me for the Women’s ACTS retreat, May 18 – 21, 2017 Enclosed: _______$50.00 Registration fee; or _______$170 Retreat fee
PARISH/CHURCH_____________________________ HAS SPOUSE ATTENDED ST. FRANCIS ACTS RETREAT? ________
EMERGENCY CONTACT (WHO DOES NOT LIVE WITH YOU)_________________________________________________________
RELATIONSHIP TO YOU ____________ CONTACT #: CELL______________________
WILL YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DIETARY OR MEDICAL NEEDS DURING THE WEEKEND? _______________________________________________________________________________
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS__________________________________________________________
IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE RETREAT, WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO DO WITH YOUR CHECK/CASH?
RETURN TO YOU SHRED CHECK DONATE TO ST. FRANCIS