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
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.
For more information, contact Grayson
or Clarissa Benoit at 337-368-6953/337-523-8049
February 14-16, 2020 in Hathaway
March 13-15 in Kaplan
April 17-19, 2020 in Lake Arthur