ACTS stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. The ACTS retreats are three day weekend retreats designed to help Catholics connect deeply with God and with each other through a series of activities that celebrate our rich Catholic heritage. People of other faiths also have benefited greatly from participating in the ACTS retreats.
OLQH 2017 ACTS Retreat Schedule:
Men's June 1-4, 2017 (Regstration form can be downloaded and printed - see bottom right)
Women's September 14-17, 2017
OLQH 2018 ACTS Retreat Schedule:
Men's April 26-29, 2018
For more information, contact Felicia Borel at OLQH at 477-1236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Women’s Lenten Silent Retreat is held annually on Palm Sunday weekend at St. Charles Retreat Center. Various Retreat Masters lead this retreat that is especially for parishioners of OLQH, but we warmly extend an invitation to all women of the Diocese of Lake Charles, as well as others. The center has 36 rooms with twin beds giving it a capacity for 72 ladies. You may reserve a private or semiprivate room for the weekend which begins on Friday evening with dinner at 6:30, and ends with lunch on Sunday following the 10:30/11:00 A.M. Mass. Commuting is possible for women unable to stay for the entire weekend. Saint Charles Retreat Center offers partial or full scholarships for those needing assistance.
For more information or to reserve a room, contact Retreat Captain Elaine Trahan at 337-474-0178.
A Faith Renewal Retreat’s purpose is to "Renew" our Faith in God as an individual, and as a part of the community of the Body of Christ. When Bishop Sam Jacobs (ret.) was pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel, he began the "Awakening Retreats" for college students. He later adapted the weekends for adults when he was pastor at St. Mary of the Lake in Grand Lake.
Faith Renewal weekends welcome all adults including couples, as well as single men and women who are at least 18 years of age and out of high school. We also welcome men and women of other faiths. The weekend is Catholic, but all are invited, and treated with respect and understanding.
As in many retreats such as Cursillo, silent retreats, and ACTS, there are presentations on a number of subjects given by clergy as well as lay people. There are opportunities to participate in the Sacraments. We also enjoy good fellowship, music, and fun on a Faith Renewal Weekend. Because our staffers open up their homes for the weekends, we are able to hold down the cost of the weekend for new candidates. We ask for a small donation if the person can afford it, but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.