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Sabbath Retreats
​​​Rooted in Word and Sacrament, Sabbath Retreats, the preaching ministry of  Fr. Lou Papes,
celebrates ​the promise of the Second Vatican Council ​and the Gospel vision of a new creation of global peace and justice.​​

PARISH MISSIONS / RETREATS
The traditional parish mission or retreat is an excellent vehicle 
for experiencing the Sabbath within the context of our daily lives. 

Through prayerful rituals and inspiring preaching, a parish community
can be energized to continue the work of the Gospel in their daily lives.

The mission is introduced with a theme-setting homily preached at weekend liturgies.
   

Click underlined titles for details:


21st Century Disciples
...and “The Fra ncis Effect”  

Loving and Forgiving
Reconciliation for Our Time


Families of Faith
The Spiritual Dimension of  Human Relationships​
​​
Living Sacraments

Being a Sign of What We Believe




Any of these themes can be adapted to    SHORTER FORMATS.
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VIEWS ​FROM THE PEWS

 Fr. Lou was a great presenter; enjoyed his sense
 of humor and honesty.

​ Shared with my adult daughter and felt elated
 with her response. Thanks for all that you do!


 Thank you for making Reconciliation a glowing
 invitation --after many (15) years away!

  My five-year-old blessed me in the ritual the
 first night and I felt a rush of emotion.  
    

  It rocked!  It really moved me, and touched my
  heart. Thank you.  Awesome. (Teen)

  Every once in a while I have the opportunity to
  experience true communion in the Lord.  
This was one of them.


My family attended all three nites
and I thought all evenings were awesome
​& definitely worthwhile.

MORE VIEWS FROM THE PEWS IN EACH THEME