Annual Faith Formation Retreat 2023
Using Scripture passages from the Post-Exilic period, you will have the opportunity to reflect on our own return from exile. Much like the Jews of the time, our return has been to a ministry landscape somewhat unfamiliar.
With guidance from Haggai, Zechariah and Psalms of the period, we will apply their words to our similar journey through prayer, reflections, and discussion.
Nourished by the time away and this wisdom from the Prophets, we’ll be strengthened to trust once again that the Holy Spirit “remains in your midst” (Hg 2:5), and go forth in such a way that those we serve may respond, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” (Zec 8:23)
Learn more about our retreat leader, Fr. Justin Ryan, here.
SCHEDULE (subject to change):
8:30 am Check-In
9:00 am Opening Mass and session with Fr. Justin Ryan
- Letting the Dust Settle, Connecting with Judah’s Return from Exile
11:15 am – 6:30 pm Individual Spiritual Direction Available
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Second Session with Fr. Justin Ryan
- Haggai 2:5, The Spirit Abides, Do Not Fear! Reflections on the Graces of the Last Few Years
4:00 pm Personal Reflection Time/Sacrament of Reconciliation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm Social
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Third Session with Fr. Justin Ryan
- Zechariah 8:23, Let Us Go for God Is With Us
11:00 am Closing Mass
12:00 pm Lunch and Departure