An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men, women and teens are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it. The retreat itself facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with our Lord 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, his people and the parish faith community. Each retreat is conducted by a retreat "team" composed of 36 to 40 individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats. Chosen by the retreat Director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat talks and activities, and ministers to the needs of the retreatants during the retreat weekend.
The CGS ACTS Team will be hosting a retreat for Women [English] on February 23-26, 2017. Dora Carranza will be the Director. Laura Royse and Ramona Scarlett will be the co-directors. Call Laura at 281.660.7220 or Ramona at 713.816.4040 for more information.
Upcoming ACTS Retreats in the Houston area can be found here: ACTSHOUSTON.ORG