What is an ACTS Retreat?
An ACTS Retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners.  The Retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday.

Activities throughout the Retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived.
Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the principle guides for the Retreat.

Oblate Renewal Center
5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas

“...fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control...” Galations 5:22
The Retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it, while facilitating the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:

Adoration - the call by, acceptance of, and response to God
Community - the love and caring of each other
Theology - the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith
Service - to God and his people

Building Hope By Bridging Communities
ACTS HOPE 1
January 20 -23, 2011​
Directors: Albert Guerra
Lucy Delgado
Belinda Martin​​​
Health Care: Bill Hickey
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Theme Song:
What Faith Can Do
​by  Kutless​​

"Faith, HOPE, and Love..."
​-Corinthians 13:13​​
ACTS HOPE 2
March 29-April 1, 2012​
Directors:  Monica Compean
Joel Bazan
Carol Glass
Health Care: Bill Hickey​

Theme Song:
You Are
​by Jason Castro​​​

"​​I will not forget you…
I have carved you in the palm of my hand."
-Isaiah 49: 15-16

ACTS HOPE 3
May 9 -12, 2013​
Directors: Bill Hickey
Sharon Whitley
Denise Ezquerra
Health Care: Corina Esparza

Theme Song:
I Will Follow
​by Chris Tomlin​​​​​​​​

​“...fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control...” Galations 5:22

​​ACTS HOPE 4
March 27-30. 2014​
Directors:  Joel Bazan​
​John Garcia
Maricella Gonzales​
Health Care: Norma Escobar​

Theme Song:
The Reason For The World
​by Matthew  Wes
t​​​

"...I am the light of the world."
​- John 9:5​​
Healing, One body, Peace, Empathy
Oblate Renewal Center
5700 Blanco Rd​
             285 Oblate Rd

​ACTS HOPE 5
May 21-24, 2015​
Directors:  Maricella Gonzales​
Steve Martinez
Sandy Flores
Health Care:  Monica Compean​​​​ and
​Isabel Rodriguez

Theme Song:​​ 
Our God
by Chris Tomlin​​


"Peace I leave with you; My peace I ​​give to you" 
-John 14:27​
ACTS HOPE 6
February 18-21, 2016
Directors:​​ Albert Guerra
Dr. Jim Vosberg
Brenda Bernal
Health Care: Isabel Rodriguez

Theme Song:  ​​​
​Lord I Need You
by Matt Maher


Behold...Beloved...Believe...
--cf Luke 9:35​​​​
ACTS HOPE 7
February 23- 26, 2017​
Directors: Joel Bazan
Roni Stach
Bryan Heuertz
Health Care: Isabel Rodriguez

Theme Song:
Holy Spirit
by Francesca Battistelli

Find Rest, O my Soul, in God alone.
Your're Our Living HOPE!
-cf Psalm 62​​

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