Retreat Opportunities 2020

Silent Directed Discernment Retreat:

When: May 1-6, 2020
Where: House of Prayer within St. Francis Convent, Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, Wisc. 
Details: During this five day retreat, retreatants will see a spiritual director, Sr. Jacqueline, once a day. Young women will pray morning and evening prayer, and have Mass with the Franciscan Sisters living at the convent. Silence will be kept for the young women to reflect on the Lord's will for their life. 
Ages welcome: 18-35 
For more information and how to register, contact Sister Julie Ann at (920) 323-9632 (call or text).


**UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 directives from the State of Michigan, the Cursillo weekends scheduled for July 2020 are cancelled, with the hopes of being rescheduled in 2021. 

When: July 9-12, 2020 (men) and July 24-26 (women)
Where: St. Michael Parish, Marquette. 
Details: The inspiring, informative, and practical talks given throughout a Cursillo weekend are offered both by lay people who comprise a Cursillo team and by clergy, as the team includes one or two priests who are available for Masses and Confessions. A deacon or a professed religious may offer a talk as well. The weekend provides many opportunities for prayer, worship, good meals, and joyful fraternity.
Contact: Sheryl Carobine  (906)-282-1258,
Chaplain: Father Larry VanDamme,

Immaculée Ilibagiza Retreat:

When: Aug. 7-8, 2020
Where: Resurrection Parish, 2607 18th St., Menominee, MI 49858. 
Details: This retreat includes Immaculee's witness of the power of prayer, miracles of the Rosary, and inspirational music. Immaculée Ilibagiza was born and raised in a small village in Rwanda, Africa. She enjoyed a peaceful childhood with her loving parents and three brothers. On April 6, 1994 the Rwandan president, a Hutu, was assassinated. This sparked months of massacres of Tutsi tribe members throughout the country. To protect his only daughter from rape and murder, Immaculée’s father told her to run to a local pastor’s house for protection. The pastor quickly sheltered Immaculée and seven other women in a hidden 3 x 4 foot bathroom.
After 91 days, Immaculée emerged from that small bathroom weighing just 65 pounds, and finding her entire family brutally murdered, with the exception of one brother who was studying abroad. She also found nearly one million of her extended family, friends, neighbors and fellow Rwandans massacred.
After the genocide, Immaculée came face-to-face with the man who killed her mother and one of her brothers. After enduring months of physical, mental and spiritual suffering, Immaculée was still able to offer the unthinkable, telling the man, "I forgive you."
Immaculée's first book, Left to Tell; Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Hay House) was released in March of 2006. Left to Tell quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. To date, it has been translated into seventeen languages and has sold over two million copies. Immaculée's story has also been made into a documentary titled “The Diary of Immaculée.”
For more information and how to register, visit

Pilgrimage to Poland

When: October 5-13, 2020
What: Celebrate the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul ll and the 20th anniversary of St. Faustina’s Canonization by joining Father Ryan Ford, Deacon Steve and Jackie Gretzinger as the Catholic Diocese of Marquette leads a religious and cultural pilgrimage to Poland.
Where: Spend time in worship where St. Faustina lived and died. Visit Auschwitz, the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors, as well as the resilience of the human spirit. Be amazed as we stroll the Wieliczka salt mines. Gaze upon the world famous Black Madonna at the Jasna Góra Monastery. Learn about the young life of the beloved Saint Pope John Paul II in Wadowice. Celebrate Mass in Warsaw and Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland.
Contact: Laura Chapman at (906) 228-6355;; Holiday Travel Vacations, 1440 W Ridge St. Ste B, Marquette, MI 49855

Wise Men Retreat

When: Friday December 4-6, 2020
Where: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, Crystal Falls, MI
Contact: St. Albert the Great Parish, (906) 482-5530 or email

Retreats at Companions of Christ the Lamb (CCL)

If interested in making an individual or group retreat at Companions of Christ the Lamb in Paradise, Mich., contact retreat directors Charles & Kathy Roelant at (231) 944-2524 for more information.


Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141