The Family Apostolate
Upcoming: Advent Retreat 2020
|| REMAINING CALM IN THE STORMS
“Through his Word, God speaks to man. By words, mental or vocal, our prayer takes flesh. Yet it is most important that the heart should be present to him to whom we are speaking in prayer: "Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of words, but on the fervor of our souls" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2700).
Our souls desire connection with God. We long for moments of quietness, for sacred times spent in prayers, and in contemplation of God’s love. Retreats offer such huge opportunities for spiritual growth and inspire us to deepen our relationships with God.
By having quiet time to hear the good news offered in the Sacred Scriptures, listen to good music, experience profound reflections; by participating in the sacrament of penance, and in a special way, through a profound sharing in the Blessed Eucharist, those who participate in retreats reawaken the consciousness of God’s invitation for an active relationship with Him and with their Christian community.
The Family Apostolate offers opportunities for retreats to individuals and families, helping them to step away from their normal life for the purpose of reconnecting, usually in prayer, with God.
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Fr. Matt Buening
Tues. Dec. 1 | Be calm but not afraid, like St. Joseph
Fr. Tony Adawu
Wed. December 2 | Grounded in prayer
Fr. Austin Murphy
Thurs. Dec. 3 | Lessons in perseverance
Fr. Boniface Anusiem
Fri. Dec. 4 | Witnessing in transit
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu
Sat. Dec. 5 | All eyes on the Lord, example of Mary
Fr. Albert Nze
Sat. Dec. 5 | All eyes on the Lord example of Peter
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION
The retreat is 5 days long beginning on December 1st and ending on December 5th.
The first 4 days will be held virtually starting at 8 PM EST.
The 5th day of the retreat will be held in-person at St. William of York Church, Baltimore, MD
*** Due to updated protocols with the CDC, we will only be holding a fully virtual event. We apologize for any inconvenience ***
Online participation with unlimited access to talks $40
We look forward to having you be a part of this unforgettable event!
See you soon,
- The Family Apostolate Team