All Saints Men’s Lent Retreat
About the Retreat
Each year men from all walks of life participate in retreats at All Saints. Emmaus retreats have one theme: To meet Christ on the road we are traveling, to hear his voice and to follow him. This requires self knowledge and brotherhood. The retreat helps us to see who we are - one loved by God. They help us realize we are called by God to follow Jesus Christ, who became man over 2,000 years ago to show us how to live. He still shows us how to live today.
The daily schedule includes talks given by fellow men on the road. The Eucharist is celebrated. There are also opportunities to participate in the rosary. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available.
During the retreat we will pray together, eat together and have small group together. Retreatants are not required to give a talk. There will be time for rest and some silence. Suspend your agenda for a weekend in the beautiful natural setting of the Franciscan Retreat Center!
WHO ATTENDS: About 40 men attend the retreat. Each year 10-15 men are first-time retreatants. Join us!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Each man enjoys a semi-private room (shared bathroom). The chapel, conference room, dining room, lounge area, and administrative offices are all conveniently located.
COST: There is no registration fee. All are encouraged to make the retreat. When leaving Sunday you will be asked to donate what you can reasonably afford, anonymously if you wish. The actual cost per person is $175.
WHEN: Participants will meet at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville at 6:00pm on Friday and return no later than Sunday, 3:30PM. Attendance is expected for the entire retreat. Please do not arrive late or leave early.
TRANSPORTATION: Participants will park in the parish parking lot, and the members of the retreat team will provide transportation to and from the retreat center via car pool.
LOCATION: The retreat is held at the Franciscan Retreat and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, MN.
MEALS: Light snack on Friday night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
WHAT TO WEAR: Casual clothing is recommended - slacks, sweaters, sports shirts make for a relaxing weekend.
Questions about the retreat?
Please contact one of these men: