The Diocese of Lubbock operates two retreat centers, the Catholic Renewal Center in Lubbock and Our Lady of Mercy Retreat Center in Slaton. More information about each facility is available at left.
A wide variety of retreat opportunities are available in the diocese, including:
An ACTS retreat is a three-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by parishioners from throughout the Diocese of Lubbock.The retreat begins on Thursday evening at Mercy Retreat Center in Slaton and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the ACTS community. Retreats for men, women and teens are held separately.Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats.The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
Adoration - the call by, acceptance of, and response to God
Community - the love and caring of each other
Theology - the study of God through scripture and the Catholic faith
Service - to God and his people
Each retreat is conducted by a retreat "team" of 20-30 individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats.Chosen by the retreat director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat talks and activities, and ministers to the needs of the participants during the retreat weekend.
An ACTS weekend is designed to help participants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and fellow Catholics. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one's parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith, all of which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish, and one another.
For more information, visit www.actscommunityoflubbock.org.
Cursillos in Christianity (in Spanish: Cursillos de Cristiandad, short course of Christianity) is a ministry that began in the Roman Catholic Church and has since spread to other Christian denominations. It was founded in Majorca, Spain by a group of laymen in 1944, while they were refining a technique to train pilgrimage leaders. It has since been adapted by numerous other Christian denominations, some of which have retained the name "cursillo" while others have given the program a different name.
The cursillo method focuses on training lay people to become effective leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, some given by priests and some by lay people. One emphasis of the weekend is on preparing those undergoing it to take the movement's methods back into the world, on what they call the "fourth day."
For more information contact at 806-792-4308 (O), 806-543-5686 (C).
Visit the Marriage & Family Life page on this website to learn about Engaged Encounter, Retrouvaille for marriages in crisis, and Worldwide Marriage Encounter retreats.
Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Rachel's Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. It can help you experience God's love and compassion on a profound level. It creates a place where men and women can share, often for the first time, their deepest feelings about abortion. You are allowed to dismantle troubling secrets in an environment of emotional and spiritual safety. Rachel's Vineyard is therapy for the soul. Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered.
For information about Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in the Diocese of Lubbock, please contact at 806-577-5912.
National Hotline for Abortion Recovery: 866-482-LIFE (866-482-5433)