ACTs Retreat

About ACTs Retreat

The ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) Retreat movement began in San Antonio, Texas in 1997 and came to St. Louis in the early 2000s. It is now thriving in over 65 parishes in St. Louis and starting in many other cities. Popularity keeps increasing with the ACTS Retreats because they are parish-based, uplifting, and faith-enriching weekends. Part of the ACTS purpose is assisting parishes and parishioners in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities with faith filled enrichment and fellowship by promoting, facilitating and sponsoring ACTS retreats as we find in the reading from Acts 2:42-47.


A response to God’s love through prayer and worship


Participating in the One Body of Christ as Church


Deepening our relationship with God in order to better fulfill his will


Answering the call to discipleship by following the model He gave us

Men’s ACTs Retreat May 30-June 2, 2024

St. Joseph Parish is now accepting applications for the May 30-June 2 Men’s ACTS  Retreat. This parish-based retreat offers the opportunity to renew your spirituality, to strengthen your faith and its application in your daily life, and to build lasting friendships among members of the parish community. It is presented by your fellow parishioners, with spiritual direction from Fr. Daniel Shaughnessy.

The retreat begins Thursday evening, May 30th, with check-in at 6:00 pm at St. Joseph. Transportation will be provided to and from the Marianist Retreat Center in Eureka, MO. The retreat concludes at the 10:00 am Mass on Sunday, June 2nd, with a reception following in the Corpus Christi Center. Approximately 10 to 14 days prior to the Retreat, you will receive a letter describing what to bring with you (clothing, reading material, etc.) for the weekend.

The cost for each retreatant is $305.00. A deposit of $75.00 is requested to reserve your place. The balance of $220.00 will be due by the time of check-in on Thursday, May 30th. Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending this retreat. If you wish to inquire about special arrangements or need more info, please contact Chuck Bailey 636-346-9327 or Jim Brinkmeyer 314-630-5746