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Parish Men’s Annual Retreat

Feb 28 at 6:00 pm - Mar 1 at 12:00 pm

$230

Standing on Holy Ground: The Call to Holiness in Today’s World

“The Lord Jesus, the divine Teacher and Model of all perfection, preached holiness of life to each and every one of His disciples of every condition … ‘Be you therefore perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.’” (Lumen Gentium 5)

Can anyone deny that we, as Christians – perhaps now more than in any other time in history – are urged to live our vocation to holiness?

Come and join us on ‘holy ground’ as we prayerfully explore what it means to be holy in today’s world.


Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while. Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow Your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life. Amen.


FAQ – Preparing for Retreat:

What is a retreat anyway?

A Passionist retreat is the gift of time and space to relax and refresh one’s spirit. A retreat provides opportunities for reflection, prayer, and renewal of heart in relationship with God. Retreats at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center are for a full weekend, beginning with dinner Friday evening and ending Sunday afternoon following 11:15 mass.

What happens on a retreat?

The retreat team offers a balance of free, unscheduled time with scheduled presentations or conferences.

What if I have to cancel? Will I get a refund?

Refunds (less the deposit) are given only if you call and cancel by 12:00 PM on the Wednesday before your retreat. No refunds are made for “no shows”.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your retreat reservation. We often have a waiting list and this will help us to accommodate others who may wish to attend the retreat. If you have already paid your deposit and are able to attend another retreat during the current season, we can reserve a space for you on that retreat.

What if I don’t want to go to one of the conferences?

That’s ok. All we ask is that you arrive for the retreat on time and stay for the entire retreat weekend.

Who are the Passionists?

The Congregation of the Passion are a religious group of Catholic priests and brothers and lay partners who have a special devotion to the love God shows humanity through the suffering, death, and resurrection (collectively known as the Passion) of Jesus Christ. Please take time to explore the entire Passionist website to learn more about us!

Do I have to be Catholic?

Retreats are open to Catholics and non-Catholics. The prayer and worship styles are Catholic, because that’s who we are, but all are welcome!

Do I have to be silent the whole time?

Not the whole time. The bedroom areas and Chapel are designated “Quiet Zones,” and there may be times during the retreat when the retreat team calls the house to silence. Usually, retreatants spend time in conversation outdoors and during meals.
Will it be like the retreats I attended as a youth?

The weekend retreats offered at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center are different than most youth retreats. There is less emphasis on group sharing and community building and more emphasis on fostering each individual’s relationship with God.

What kind of clothes and items should I pack?

Please dress comfortably but with a spirit of respect for the spiritual nature of our facility. Also, bring your favorite crucifix from home, ideally one you can hold in your hand, for a special blessing during Sunday mass. A selection of crucifixes will be available for sale at the retreat center. Your Crucifix will not only serve as a ‘souvenir’ of the retreat but – according to an age-old privilege granted to Passionist retreats and missions – after it is blessed at the conclusion of the retreat, a Plenary Indulgence is granted to those who reverence the Crucifix on their death bed.

What time can I arrive for my retreat?

Retreatant rooms are available after 4:00 pm on the day Friday of your retreat. The weekend retreat begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday and concludes following 11:15 am Mass on Sunday.

What is the weekend schedule?

Friday Evening
6:00 p.m. Buffet Supper
6:40 p.m. Newcomers Tour
7:15 p.m. Welcome followed by Retreat Session I
8:30 p.m. Night Prayer
Optional Popcorn Social after Night Prayer

Saturday
7:00 a.m. Wake Up Time
7:30 a.m. Mass
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Retreat Session II
10:30 a.m. Reconciliation Service
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Group Photo
1:30 p.m. Personal/Quiet Time (Optional Rosary followed by Stations of the Cross)
3:00 p.m. Retreat Session III
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer in Chapel
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Keeping A Grateful Memory of the Passion: Why and How?
8:00 p.m. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
GRAND SILENCE FOLLOWING ADORATION THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

Sunday
7:00 a.m. Wake Up Time
7:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Retreat Session IV
9:00 a.m. Brunch
10:00 a.m. Sharing the Graces
11:15 a.m. Closing Eucharist, Departure Following Mass


Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while. Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow Your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life. Amen.

Venue

Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center
430 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Website:
https://holynameretreatcenter.com/