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 Retreat:  June 2-5, 2022 

Men's Retreat: September 29 - October 2, 2022


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 2021-2022

Mark Thibodeau 3rd term Facilitator
  1st term Co-Facilitator
Erica Niemira 3rdterm Communications
Paul Cook 1st term Supplies
Kris Arteaga 3rd term Finance
Sarah Henderson 1st term Community Involvement
Jim Crowe 1st term Spiritual Coordinator Women's Retreats
Jim Crowe 1st term Spiritual Coordinator Men's Retreats
Sarah Henderson 1st term Social Coordinator
Dave Rocchio 3rd term Music Coordinator
    Support Coordinator Women's Retreats
Debbie Beishir 1st term Support Coordinator Men's Retreats