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Retreat Programs for the Season of Lent and Easter

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Dear Retreatants and Friends,

The season of Lent is a time to reflect on our call to a personal conversion of heart and the renewal of life that Jesus invites us to experience. To assist us on our Lenten journey we are offering several Days of Reflection that will focus on the themes of Lent and our preparation for the celebration of Holy Week.

We are happy to announce that guest presenters for our Lenten programs are Bishop Mark Eckman, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, Father Michael Ackerman, Pastor of Resurrection Parish, and Father Levi Hartle, Associate Pastor at Blessed Trinity Parish.

Days and Evenings of Reflection include conferences based upon the theme, personal time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the celebration of the Eucharist, and lunch or dinner.

You may want to bring your Bible, a personal journal, and / or material for spiritual reading.

Following are the special programs that we will offer at the Retreat Center for Lent and for Divine Mercy Sunday. To register please call the Retreat Center at (412) 381-7676 or access our website at:

We look forward to your being with us for these programs.

With prayerful best wishes,
Fr. Gerald, C.P.
Retreat Director

Lent: Reflecting on the Passion of Jesus

Fr. Michael will focus his presentation on the accounts of the Passion of Jesus that are so central to our reflection during the Lenten season and Holy Week.

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Suggested Offering: $30.00 (includes lunch)
Program: 10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Presenter: Fr. Michael Ackerman

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Open Your Heart to the Way of the Lord

A wonderful way to begin the season of Lent is to reflect on its meaning in relation to our spiritual journey throughout the year. This retreat day will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist and the Distribution of Ashes.

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Suggested Offering: $25.00 (includes lunch)
Program: 10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Presenters: Fr. Curtis, Fr. Gerald

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Renewing Our Commitment to follow Christ with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength

If you are saying to yourself, “I am too busy to pray” or “I am too stressed out to work on my relationship with God” or “life is too hard for me to focus on God” or “I want to follow Jesus but I am just not motivated enough”, then ask yourself what is the most important thing in your life? What comes first? Family, friends, food, fitness, entertainment, vices, or Jesus?

This Day of Recollection will be about finding the pearl of great price that is totally worth selling everything for! Come as you are and be prepared to find the hope, love, and joy that you have been looking for as you recommit your life to Christ!

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Suggested Offering: $30.00 (includes lunch)
Program: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Fr. Levi Hartle

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Lenten Evening of Reflection

Join Bishop Eckman for an evening of rich reflection and time for personal prayer at the mid-point of the Lenten season.

Registration: 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Offering: $25.00 (includes dinner)
Program: 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Presenter: Bishop Mark Eckman

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Quiet Day of Reflection in Preparation for the Sacred Triduum

This retreat day will provide the opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection on the themes of the Sacred Triduum ~ the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Participants will be invited to pray the traditional service of Tenebrae.

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Suggested Offering: $25.00 (includes lunch)
Program: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Presenters: Fr. Gerald, Fr. Curtis

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The Mercy of God Renews Us

In the context of our celebration of Easter, Pope Saint John Paul II invited the Church to pray and reflect on the extraordinary gift of God’s Divine Mercy. This afternoon of reflection will conclude with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the celebration of the Eucharist.

Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Suggested Offering: $25.00 (includes dinner)
Program: 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Presenters: Retreat Team

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