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”

Upcoming Retreats:

Women's MINI Retreat:  September 17-19, 2021 

Men's MINI Retreat: October 22-24, 2021


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 2 Women’s and 2 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, or contact Melissa Apprill-Sokol, (314) 665-0324, or contact the Rectory 314-353-6303 for more information. 

CORE TEAM 2019-2020

Melissa Apprill-Sokol 3rd term Facilitator
Mark Thibodeau 1st term Co-Facilitator
Erica Niemira 1st term Communications
Kathy Fellin 3rd term Supplies
JP Hasman 3rd term Finance
Gabriel Sison 3rd term Community Involvement
Kris Arteaga 1st term Spiritual Coordinator Women's Retreats
Rich Fava 2nd term Spiritual Coordinator Men's Retreats
Katie Lake 2nd term Social Coordinator
Dave Rocchio 1st term Music Coordinator
Russ Smith 2nd term Support Coordinator Women's Retreats
Roberta Cahill 2nd term Support Coordinator Men's Retreats


ACTS Registration Forms

 TitleModified Date 
2021 Mini Retreat Registration 8/23/2021Download


Melissa Apprill-Sokol

(314) 665-0324