What is a retreat?

A retreat is an opportunity to come away from our usual daily lives.  It is an invitation to be refreshed in body, mind and spirit. It is a special time where we seek to find The One who is always seeking us.  This year we are setting aside two times for the community to gather on retreat.

Student Retreat at Martyrs' Shrine

September 29- October 1, 2017

The student retreat this year will focus on "More than Words: Speaking the Gospel with our Lives." The retreat takes place at The Martyrs' Shrine (Midland). The bus departs from King's parking lot at 1:00 pm on Friday, September, 29, 2017 and will return by approximately 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Space is limited to 25 people, so sign up early. To sign up contact Annette Donovan Panchaud  at annette.donovanpanchaud@kings.uwo.ca or call 519-433-3491 ext 4423.

Lenten Retreat: The Journey Within

March 4, 2018

Our speaker for the day will be Kim Smolik, Ed.D who serves as the CEO of Leadership Roundtable, an organization committed to advancing and promoting financial, managerial and leadership best practices in all levels of the Catholic Church.

She has been a guest speaker at various Catholic gatherings in the US and abroad. This includes serving as a national conference facilitator for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and facilitating the national conferences of United States Catholic Mission Association and Catholic Volunteer Network, on whose executive board she served from 2006 through 2012. Kim has also given multiple keynote addresses, including one on the Millennials in the Catholic Church to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, an organization serving the leadership of Catholic orders and congregations of the more than 17,000 priests and brothers in the United States.

In her spare time, Kim can be found creating culinary magic in the kitchen of her Washington-DC home, where she brings her special knack for building community around the dinner table.

Our Lenten Retreat will begin with a simple lunch in the Vitali Lounge (King’s University College).  There is no cost for the day but your RSVP is requested, so as to plan for food.  The day will conclude with the 5:00 pm Eucharist in Labatt Hall.

The day will be appropriate for parishioners from 14-84 years of age.  A concurrent program will be offered for children in primary school.

For further information and to register your attendance, please call 519.963.1477 or email lisa.caeiro@kings.uwo.ca.  To view the poster, click here.