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Feeling lost and confused? You are NOT alone!

God has a plan for each of us. Prepare to enter your future!

Come and explore your calling and mission from the Holy Spirit!

 

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you!"

John 15:16

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St. Bernadette's Family Resource Centre
is pleased to present our newest Retreat

Come and witness the great works of the Holy Spirit from the Resurrection and the formation of the early Church. When God sent the Holy Spirit through the risen Lord, the world changed! We became God’s children - apostles who He has chosen to spread the gospel and bear fruit. People began to live in the spirit, which through His love built community, giving us Faith, Hope and Charity!People began to live in the spirit which through His love built community which gave us Faith Hope and Charity!

The Retreat

Guided by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, students will have an opportunity to explore their calling and life mission as they prepare to leave high school. They will learn that the Lord has a plan for everyone and how building a personal relationship with Jesus assists us in the discernment of our gifts and talents.

 

Through THE CALL Retreat, students will:

  • Through witness talks, understand how the Lord has a plan for each one of us; a mission that only we can fulfill

  • Learn about how building a relationship with Jesus helps each one of us find our calling and plan for our future

  • Explore the powerful intercession of the Holy Spirit in guiding the first apostles and initiating the early church c/o movie excerpts from A.D. The Bible Series (covering the life and death of Jesus Christ)

  • Understand how the apostles were led to live a life in the Holy Spirit and the importance of living united with the Spirit in order to be empowered as God's leaders and community builders

  • Witness how the Lord empowered His apostles through the gifts of Courage, Fortitude, Wisdom and Understanding, and how The Holy Spirit delivered His Apostles, like St. Peter and Paul, from their difficulties by Grace; the same Grace which is ours today!

  • Participate in prayer and reflection to explore how we are called by name to serve the Lord

  • Have the opportunity to shed light upon their personal calling by asking the Lord during reflective time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Assist our charity in making rosary bracelets for our fundraising drive

Schedule

10:00 - 10:30

Arrival / Greeting

WITNESS TALK

on the formation of St. Bernadette's Charity and how the Lord has a calling and a plan for every soul

PRAYER AND REFLECTION

11:30 - 12:00 

10:30 - 11:30

12:00 - 12:45

12:45 -   2:00

ACTIVITY / SOCIAL

Rosary Bracelet Making for our fundraising drive

PIZZA LUNCH

MAIN TALK (Based on Acts of the Apostles)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

POST CHAPEL GROUP DISCUSSION AND DEPARTURE

St. Jude’s Academy of the Arts

To reserve a retreat for your school or church group, please contact:

Angie Carboni

     (416) 654-9810

Located at: St. Bernard de Clairvaux Hall, 1795 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6L 1E3

St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre provides inclusive programs which allows intellectually and/or physically challenged individuals and their care givers to actively participate with their “able” peers in the community. All proceeds go to assist           

St. Bernadette's Family Resource Centre, a ShareLife member agency.

Our Charitable Registration number is 13586 6721 RR0001

Our Motto is WE CAN LIVE AS ONE.

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