You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses...to the ends of the earth. (ACTS 1:8)
ACTS spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities by promoting, consulting in, facilitating and coordinating ACTS retreats. A parish ACTS retreat strives to achieve the directives of Vatical II and goals of the Revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 which emphasize "community and pastoral care" within a parish. The weekend allows the retreatants to experience God's love and joy. They return to their parish with a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in their parish faith community.
Through the ACTS retreat, ACTS provides the spark that ignites Christians with the true eternal flame of the Holy Spirit. As an instrument of God. ACTS is the light that will bring about the New Evangelization by fostering love and true discipleship, leading others to a commitment and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ by our every word, action and thought.
An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. Retreats for men and women 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 itself facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with our Lord through: 1) Acoration - the call by, acceptance of, and response to God 2) Community - the love and caring of each other 3) Theology - the sttudy of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith and 4) Service - to God, His people and the parish faith community.
While ACTS is a Catholic retreat, it is open to all Christians who want to learn more about the Roman Catholic faith. An ACTS weekend is designed to help the retreatants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and our fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through fellowship 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 actions encourage the virtue of service to our Lord, our parish and one another.
|Contact:||Jim Penrod ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 832-851-6977|
|Meeting Time:||First Monday of the Month ~ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
No meeting in July
|Meeting Location:||Mary Queen Parish Center|
|Houston ACTS:||Houston ACTS|