The A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) Retreat, as offered through St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, is one visible sign of this community living out its mission “to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all God’s people through work and action.” This evangelization retreat experience is intended to be a doorway through which individuals gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be an active, conscious, participating member of St Mark the Evangelist parish and the larger Catholic Church. The primary purpose of A.C.T.S. is to strengthen this parish as a Eucharistic Catholic Community, through renewed participation in worship, fellowship and service.
June 15-18: Men in Recovery
June 29-July 2: Men
July 13-16: Men (Spanish)
July 13-16: Teen ACTS – Disciple Oaks, Gonzales TX
August 24-27: Women (Spanish)
September 7-10: Women Register Here.
November 16-19: Women in Recovery
December 7-10: Men in Recovery
All adult retreats will be held at the Cordi Marian Retreat Center, San Antonio.
A.C.T.S. Core Team Philosophy
The A.C.T.S. Core Team recognizes the call to help the parish family attain a deeper relationship with the Lord and with fellow parishioners through Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. Under the direction of the pastor, the A.C.T.S. Core Team seeks to support, direct and guide the A.C.T.S. community in its evangelization efforts.
A.C.T.S. Core Team Goals
Evangelize as many parish members as possible to a communal faith experience.
Coordinate diverse prayer opportunities that are meaningful and representative of the liturgical celebrations of St. Mark the Evangelist parish.
Help participants understand Vatican II teachings about the Catholic faith.
Facilitates participant's discernment of their personal gifts after their retreat experience.
Encourage them to use their gifts in building up the Kingdom of God.
Develop a love of the Sacred Scriptures as they are used in the day-to-day liturgies of the Church.
Increase awareness of the variety of ministries that are part of the St. Mark parish community.
For more information on A.C.T.S. please contact Jonathan Bassett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Future Retreats
Men’s Retreat - March 21-24 2024
Women’s ACTS in Spanish – May 2-5, 2024
Men in Recovery - May 30 – June 2, 2024
Women’s Retreat – June 20-23, 2024
Men’s ACTS in Spanish – September 26-29, 2024
Women in Recovery – November 14-17, 2024
Men in Recovery – November 21-24, 2024
Men’s ACTS in Spanish – February 27-March 2, 2025
Women’s Retreat – March 27-30, 2025
Women’s ACTS in Spanish – May 15-18, 2025
Men in Recovery – June 19-22, 2025
Men’s Retreat – October 16-19, 2025
Women in Recovery – 13-16, 2025
Men in Recovery – November 20-23, 2025
Women’s ACTS in Spanish – February 19-22, 2026
Men’s Retreat – March 26-29, 2026
Women’s Retreat – May 21-24, 2026
Men in Recovery – June 25-28, 2026
Men’s ACTS in Spanish – September 24-27, 2026
Women in Recovery – November 12-15, 2026
Men in Recovery - December 3-6, 2026