What is ACTS?

ACTS is a parish-based retreat program that began in Texas in 1987.

The acronym of ACTS comes from Adoration, Community, Theology and Service, which is the foundation for these retreats.

This retreat offers the opportunity to renew your spirituality and prayer life, to enhance your relationship with our Lord and to strengthen connections to and within our parish community.

800+ St. Gabriel the Archangel parishioners have attended the retreats.


“The ACTS program has helped me deepen my faith and my faith community”

“As a new parishioner, ACTS gave me a chance to meet great people and share a great weekend experience!”

“ACTS is no High School Retreat. It’s a chance to grow closer to God with adults looking for the same experience”

“I met Jesus for the first time on an ACTS retreat”

2024 Retreats:

Men's: September 12-15, 2024

2025 Retreats:

Women's: February 13-16, 2025

Men's: December 4-7, 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ACTS Retreat?

It’s a weekend long faith filled retreat experience

Who attends an ACTS Retreat?

Men and women of all faiths and experience. We have had retreatants from age 21 to age 94, Cradle Catholics, Converts, Baptists, Lutherans, and Non-Denominational Christians. All are welcome!

Why should I attend an ACTS Retreat?

If you have a yearning to grow closer to God, would like to grow deeper in faith and/or would like to meet people with the same interest, ACTS might be a good fit for you.

Where are ACTS Retreat held?

ACTS retreats are held at nearby retreat centers. Transportation to from the center is provided.

When is the next retreat?

We have one Women’s and one Men’s retreats every year. Check the above section for dates

How do I get more information and register?

Click on the Registration forms in the top right corner to download a form and contact the current retreat director. 

CORE TEAM 2023-2024

Jim Crowe 3rd term Facilitator
Susan Nowak 2nd term Co-Facilitator
Sarah Henderson 3rd term Communications
Faith Kremer 1st term Supplies
Agnes Boul 2nd term Finance
Debbie Beishir 3rd term Community Involvement
Andy Goldkamp 1st term Spiritual Coordinator Women's Retreats
    Spiritual Coordinator Men's Retreats
Dan Sise 1st term Database
Bob Wagner 2nd term Music Coordinator
Mike Miller 2nd term Support Coordinator Women's Retreats
Erin Grady 2nd term Support Coordinator Men's Retreats