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Next Retreat
September 27-30, 2018
St. Francis de Sales – Lower Level
(not an overnight retreat )

John is the third course of St. Andrew School of Evangelization.  The course appeals more to the heart than to the intellect. It is not about merely transmitting a theory or some ideas but rather to live an experience. The preacher must be more a witness than a teacher.   The objective is to know our roles as disciples in the plan of salvation that God entrusted to Jesus and to be disciples who will establish the Reign of God in this world.


Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (6:00-6:30 pm - sign in/registration)

Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


To help with costs associated with the retreat such as participant materials, presentation materials, and meals, we ask each participant to try to give at least a $25 donation. While the re-treat is well worth this amount, we would never want to turn anyone away because they are not able to give that amount, so please give what you can.

What to Bring

Each participant is asked to bring their own Bible. Food is included in the suggested donation.


Contact the parish office for more information - 616-392-6700.


Our registration form is below.  In order to participate in this retreat, you should have previously attended either the New Life or Emmaus Retreat, but exceptions can be approved.  We wouldn't want to leave someone out who really wants to get started with the St. Andrew School of Evangelization; however, before accepting your registration, we would first like to discuss with you if this course will meet your expectations.. Please complete the form below. Contact Craig Slachter at or 616-403-3462 for more information.