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”

2023 Retreats:

Women's: March 30-April 2, 2023

Men's: October 19-22, 2023

2024 Retreats:

Women's: March 14-17, 2024

Men's: September 12-15, 2024

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 2022-2023

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