Adult Retreats

Domestic Church Parent Retreat

Saturday, September 9

Location: Sacred Heart Church

We are providing a day of encounter to inspire and empower parents to live and teach mission in their domestic church as Eucharistic People. This retreat will equip and affirm parents with resources to fulfill their role as first teachers of the faith. At this retreat you can expect to:

  • Encounter Jesus in the Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation
  • Hear witness talk on How to Live Mission in the Domestic Church
  • Listen to formation talks on Sacraments
  • Attend breakout sessions to learn practical ways to raise your children in the Church
  • Walk away with resources to help you share and witness the faith to your children
  • Receive a blessing from Fr. Zarse to empower you in your role as parents!


Real Presence Retreat

Saturday, October 31
Location: Sacred Heart, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
No fee

Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. Join us for this one day retreat and discover the powerful way that God is present to us in the Eucharist, and is inviting us into an intimate union with himself!

Who is this retreat for? All parishioners wanting to grow in appreciation and knowledge of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Breakfast and lunch included!


Rejoice Advent Retreat

Saturday, November 11
Location: Sacred Heart, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Cost: $13.95 for Rejoice journal

Join us for this 1/2 day retreat where we will introduce you to the Rejoice Advent program from Ascension Press. Let this day inspire you as we encounter Jesus in the Mass, encounter each other in community and break open the details of this selfguided Rejoice Advent program. Throughout Advent, you will be using the Rejoice Advent journal and be led with daily reflections steeped in the weekly Sunday readings with prompts for prayer and journaling. Fr. Mark Toups will also begin each Sunday with a video to encourage and spur you deeper into your preparation of this Advent Season. Come with an expectant heart to receive what graces Jesus wishes to gift you this Advent season!


Domestic Church Advent Retreat

Thursday, November 30
Location: Sacred Heart, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
No fee

This workshop will form parents on the Domestic Church and the Holy Family emphasizing the necessity of a committed prayer life for parents and families. We will share ideas on how to prepare for Advent and complete an Advent craft that will help families celebrate this season.

Who is this retreat for? Parents who wish to bring the meaning of Advent into their homes!


Cursillo Retreats

Men's Retreat: September 21-24 at Savior of the World Pastoral Center
Women's Retreat: October 12-15 at Sisters of St. Francis Retreat Center, Independence, MO

Cursillo begins with a 3-day weekend giving Catholics the necessary tools to sustain a growing personal relationship with Jesus! You will experience talks given by priests, deacons, religious, and lay Catholics-- daily mass, reconciliation, rosary & quiet reflection. While the 3-day weekend retreat may be the kickoff to your Cursillo journey, it’s the regular follow up gatherings that provide a sure mechanism to keep your faith life always fresh, new, and vibrant. Applications for the mens retreat are due now.

For more info: contact Kathy Ducey, our Sacred Heart Cursillo Representative, at or 816-804-9324 or visit