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St. Monica ACTS invites all the women in our community to an ACTS Retreat that will be held on August 16 - 19, 2018 at St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center in San Antonio.  This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your spiritual life, deepen your relationship with God, and meet other members of our community. The cost of the retreat is $180, but financial assistance is available.  

Call Nancy Zepeda: (210) 410-7648, Delia Finch: (210) 573-6664, or Joan Petru (210) 643-1058 for more information.  Registration forms can be downloaded here in the future.

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What is an ACTS Retreat?


An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday Aug 16 in the evening and ends on Sunday, Aug 19 after the 11 am Mass. This retreat is for women only and all are invited to participate!

Come enjoy a weekend of fellowship with many wonderful ladies from our parish and share in talks and activities that focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service.  The retreat is guided by Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Church to bring forward the Good News of Eternal Salvation and God's Unending Mercy through:

Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God,

Community – the love and caring of each other,

Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith,

Service – to God and his people.

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Why should I attend an ACTS retreat?

An ACTS weekend is designed to help bring about a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and among our fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one’s parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith.

All of these which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish  and one another.  The members of the Team have prepared an awesome weekend for you, where you will experience God ’s Love and Joy.

When you return on Sunday, we are praying you will posess a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in your parish community.

What can I expect from an ACTS retreat?

The weekend is a powerful and enduring personal conversion experience. Talks, which draw from the personal experiences of team members focus on Adoration, the need for prayer and meditation on the word of God, Community, the importance of community built on faith and love, Theology, the need to read and understand scripture and our Catholic Faith and Service, the need to answer Christ’s call to servanthood.

All the activities are planned will provide you with a better understanding of the significance and importance of prayer, liturgy, the sacraments, scripture, community and service. Join us as we share an encounter that will help us all on our faith journey.  Come away with a better understanding of God’s love for you and find out His Plan for us to be able to share that love with others.

Cost - The cost of the retreat is $180 per person. A deposit of $90 is required with your registration form (non-refundable).  The balance will be due prior to leaving on the retreat. Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending an ACTS Retreat.  Financial assistance is available for those who wish to attend but cannot cover the entire cost.  Contact one of the directors for more information.




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Register for the next Women's ACTS Retreat!

St. Monica ACTS Retreat Schedule

Women's Retreat in English | St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center | San Antonio, TX | Aug 16-19, 2018

2019 Teen ACTS Retreat | Slumber Falls Camp | New Braunfels, TX | Mar 14-17, 2019

2019 Men's Retreat in English | TBA, Check the web site for more info.

2019 Men's Retreat in Spanish | TBA, Check the web site for more info.

2019 Women's Retreat in Spanish | TBA, Check the web site for more info.

More details will be available soon.  For more info about these retreats or about ACTS, please contact Eliza Reyna at