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 28-30, 2018

The student retreat this year will focus on "The Call to Holiness." The retreat takes place at The Martyrs' Shrine (Midland). The bus departs from King's parking lot at 1:00 pm on Friday, September, 28, 2018 and will return by approximately 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018. 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: Seeing Clear Through: Jesus in the Gospel Event of the "Temptations"

March 10, 2019

We will reflect upon the gospel story for the first Sunday of Lent which speaks of the three temptations of Jesus during his 40-day desert sojourn. What does such vivid imagery have to say to us today? How can we describe the inner space of Jesus that enabled a clarity about what his life was about? What difference does our own clear-seeing make in our own experience of ourselves and our  engagement in our world? The following snippet of poetry by Vaclav Havel, one of the architects of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, will be included in our reflection: 

                Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely

                On whether or not we are lost.

Our speaker for the retreat is Sister Margo Ritchie CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph. Her life has offered many opportunities: teaching high school, co-director of a home for women experiencing homelessness, adult education and leadership within her Congregation. 

Our Lenten Retreat will begin with a simple lunch in the Parish Hall (1486 Richmond Street).  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 The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount.

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

For further information and to register your attendance, please call 519.963.1477 or email lisa.caeiro@kings.uwo.ca.