Saturday, August 11, 2012; 9 a.m.
Location: St. Benedict Parish Hall, 1063 Benedicta Rd., Benedicta, Maine
Contact: Judy Pelletier; 207-365-4236
You are invited to what will be a grace-filled event in Jesus’ name: a Catholic retreat given by EWTN’s Fr. Mark Mary Christina and Susan Conroy on finding the Lord’s joy, peace, and love in today’s chaotic world. The retreat will offer tools for coping with chaos today and tomorrow.
The location is often called “God’s Country” because of the lovely rolling hills and views of Mt. Katahdin. A beautiful spot for a day of reflection. St. Benedict’s Church has been a continuously active worship site for over 175 years.
The parishioners at St. Benedict’s are overjoyed to be hosting such wonderfully faith-filled, and nationally-recognized, speakers. The retreat is open to all and we truly hope you’ll be there. The day will start at 9 A.M. and end after a Q&A session that starts at 7 P.M. Meals are included and donations accepted to help with expenses. Please call or email to reserve a spot so we have enough meals planned. Thank you.
9:00 Coffee & muffins
10:00 Susan Conroy will introduce Fr. Mark’s first talk on Peace and Joy
11:00 Q&A, silent prayer & reflection, break time
11:30 Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
1:00 Fr. Mark’s talk on Love
2:00 Q&A, silent prayer & reflection, break time
2:30 Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
3:00 Personal prayer, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, private Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Church
4:00 Holy Mass
5:00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 Desserts and Q&A with Fr. Mark and Susan Conroy
Sunday August 12th, for those who can stay:
10:30 Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
11:00 Concelebrated Mass by Fr. Mark and Fr. Joel Cyr
Noon Lunch and goodbyes