The Faith of the Church –
the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Lenten Retreat
Please join us for a daylong retreat entitled, “The Faith of the Church – the Blessed Virgin Mary” on Saturday, March 28, led by Bishop Chad Jones.
The purpose of this retreat is to come together for a simple, engaging and substantive day. Throughout the day we will say Morning and Evening prayer together, attend Mass, and have two sessions on the topic of the Mother of God. During the sessions we shall explore the biblical doctrine of the Mother of God and the application of that doctrine in the Apostolic Tradition of the Church. We shall also explore how that traditional faith and teaching is experienced in the life of Catholic Christians through devotion and prayer.
Consider this retreat an introduction to the Blessed Mother and why orthodox and Catholic Christians venerate Our Lady within the Communion of Saints.
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Mothers and nursing babies are welcome! Childcare is available during times of silence so mothers can participate (please let us know if you plan to use childcare so we can plan accordingly).
If you have not already RSVP’d, please fill out the form at the bottom.
Retreat Schedule (subject to minor changes)
8-9 a.m. – Participants can use this time to arrive and settle in, for prayer, quiet time, and a priest will be available to hear confession. (This time is optional)
9 a.m. – Retreat begins with Morning Prayer in the Nave
9:30 – 10 a.m. – Light continental breakfast and coffee/tea
10 a.m. – Morning Session
11 a.m. — Private prayer and confession
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. – Mass
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Free time (silence in the Nave, visiting in the Undercroft, walks, etc.)
1:15 – 2 p.m. – Lunch
2 p.m. – Afternoon Session
3 p.m. – Private prayer and confession
4 p.m. – Evening Prayer
4:30 p.m. – Retreat concludes
*If you have never said confession before, you may use this time to meet with a priest and learn about confession (and schedule your first confession for a later date).