Welcome to SJB A.C.T.S. Ministry

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The first Saint John the Baptist A.C.T.S. retreat was held in July 2016. Twelve men made the journey to deepen their Catholic faith and now have dedicated themselves to bringing the A.C.T.S Ministry to men and women of faith in our community.

We invite you to join us for a life-changing weekend. This experience will take place in the summer of 2018 at the Wasatch Retreat Center in Salt Lake City. It will be an opportunity for spiritual renewal and the making of many friends.
 
Men's Retreat:
Catholic laymen present the ACTS weekend retreat with spiritual direction provided during the weekend. The Retreatís goals create an opportunity for men to focus on their faith, to increase the presence of Jesus Christ in their daily lives, and to cultivate friendships among members of the church community.
 
The Retreat begins Thursday evening, July 19th, with check-in at 5:30 PM at St. John the Baptist in Meeting Room A. The Retreat ends Sunday, July 22nd with a Celebration Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist.
Women's Retreat:
Catholic laywomen present the ACTS weekend retreat with spiritual direction provided during the weekend. The Retreatís goals create an opportunity for women to focus on their faith, to increase the presence of Jesus Christ in their daily lives, and to cultivate
friendships among members of the church community.
 
The Retreat begins Thursday evening, June 21st, with check-in at 5:30 PM at St. John the Baptist in Meeting Room A. The Retreat ends Sunday, June 24thh with a Celebration Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist.
What is an ACTS Retreat?
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What is ACTS ?
An ACTS Retreat is a parish-based event which offers parishioners an opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ. This in turn fosters a desire for intentional discipleship. ACTS Retreats are given by parishioners for parishioners, and in this way, serve to build Christian community at a parish.

The ACTS Retreat begins Thursday evening and ends with Sunday Mass in the parish. While utilizing prayer, service, and teaching, the ACTS Retreat meets people where they are in their spiritual journey and invites them to experience God in a manner that is both personal and communal. In this way, the ACTS Retreat fulfills the mission of:


"Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities through ACTS."

The ACTS Retreat experience is rooted in the Pascal Mystery in that retreatants are invited to reflect on the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Throughout the weekend, they are invited to prayerfully consider how they can respond to His love by spiritually surrendering to Jesus in order to have new life with Him. This invitation is extended through the pillars of the apostolate:


Adoration
A response to God's love through prayer and worship
Community
Participating in the One Body of Christ as Church

Theology
Deepening our relationship with God in order to better fulfill His will
Service
Answering the call to discipleship by following the model He gave us






Those who attend an ACTS retreat share in an experience that has impacted more than one million lives worldwide since the first retreat in 1987. There are numerous testimonies describing retreatants who were evangelized through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. They witness to becoming better fathers, mothers, husbands, wives and children. 
     
Parishes have been revitalized, diaconate classes have been filled, and all seek to deepen their  relationship with Christ through  prayer and service.
As a result, ACTS is supported by bishops and priests worldwide as a legitimate participant in  the Church's New Evangelization. Through ACTS, the laity respond to their baptismal call, and seek to participate in the apostolic mission of the Church to "go and make disciples of all nations," and this has been found to be good.

 Click below to register for the 2018 Men's retreat