Thursday, 24 February 2011

Mass for all at St Ann's . . .

I thought you might like to see a copy of our timetable for the retreat. Sometimes, people who have never been on a retreat ask me, 'what do you actually do on a retreat?'

Here you can see how our retreat is arranged. No two retreat experiences will be identical but I think all will/should contain common elements such as some sort of spiritual talk and an opportunity for spiritual direction; plenty of opportunity for private prayer and reflection and naturally also time for Confession. Hopefully there will be daily Mass and if you are staying with a religious community, retreatants are often invited to join the community for some of the Divine Office.

I do recommend that if possible, we all find time for a retreat at some time. It needn't be very long, just a quiet day away from the hurly-burly of our daily lives can still give us the time and space to draw closer to God and return to pick up our usual routines refreshed and renewed.

I offered Mass today for all at St Ann's.


Flick Saunders said...

Thank you for the Mass intention Fr Miceal- just what is needed.

It is interesting to see your timetable - may you find the retreat rewarding and refreshing both spiritually and physically. With Lent and Easter just around the corner another busy period is just ahead on your return to the parish!

mt & lewis said...

Dear Fr Miceal

Thankyou for the encouragement.
We are looking forward to following your footstps,in the near future.Whilst reading the word retreat it made us think of God and His beauty in this way:-

God is the .......

Be safe and blessed!