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October 9 – 11, 2020 – VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT – Surrender?
October 9 @ 7:00pm - October 11 @ 1:00pm
For both Men and Women. A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.
Led by Fr. Tom Marciniak and Karen Florence
Surrender? A retreat theme that some would consider at worst unattractive or at best ambiguous. Perhaps another wording of the theme will help clarify this important spiritual stance: “Yielding Yourself to a Loving God.” This not only brings peace, joy and hopeful confidence to our tired souls, but it is also a fundamental movement of our life of faith. With this firm foundation we sense God’s invitation to a greater spiritual freedom – a freedom of mind and heart that enables us to see and accept all our gifts and limitations.
• This retreat will be added to your weekend retreat count contributing toward certificates and awards.
• This is a great way to introduce someone NEW to the Loyola retreat experience – if they have been hesitant! Sign up together! Invite a spouse, partner, family member or relative in another state, friend, co-worker, neighbor! You can all participate together VIRTUALLY! We may be socially distanced but we are spiritually connected!
The VIRTUAL RETREAT will be structured the same as a weekend retreat and will begin Friday evening at 7pm. It will be offered using ZOOM, but DO NOT BE AFRAID! You do not have to own ZOOM to participate or be tech savvy. Upon registering, you will be sent a link to the ZOOM retreat along with an alternate call-in number. So if you are NOT TECH SAVVY, you can simply call-in via phone and participate this way. It is very simple. You will also be sent by EMAIL the schedule; all materials needed for the retreat along with the Loyola Retreat Manual.
Tentative VIRTUAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Friday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, First Presentation, Night Prayer
Saturday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Second Presentation
Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Third Presentation
Saturday, 7:15pm – 8:15pm: Evening Examen, Faith Sharing, Night Prayer
Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Fifth Presentation
Sunday, 11:00am – LIVESTREAM MASS
*Optional: Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Direction via Zoom