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Men’s Retreat, St Stephen the Martyr Church, 13055 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA 98058
Cost: $100 Please note the price is actually below our expense to produce this event. Donations above this amount are greatly appreciated!
Credit Cards accepted online. Please mail checks payable to: St. Stephen the Martyr Church. (Memo line: Men’s Retreat).
A limited number of scholarships are available. To download a PDF of the scholarship application form please click here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Music, fellowship, adoration, sacraments, prayer were all fantastic! I needed this time away from our busy world.
This exceeded my expectations. This is my first retreat and I really enjoyed it. Love the content, the morning, afternoon, and evening prayers.
Unbelievable! God adds specific elements for each man in attendance. I’ve mentally reserved by bunk for next year.
It’s great to attend a retreat for men, about men and with men.
Join us for this exciting retreat opportunity designed specifically for men! This 3-day event (Friday evening through early Sunday afternoon) will explore the challenge men face of authentically living their faith in the world today. Our presenter, Fr. Bill Watson S.J. and Retreat Pastor Fr. Ed White will guide us through a rich and thought provoking encounter with Christ.
Fr. William Watson, S.J., D. Min., has spent over thirty years developing Ignatian programs and retreats. In the spring of 2011 Fr. Watson launched the non-profit Sacred Story Institute, to bring Ignatian Spirituality to Catholics of all ages and walks of life. The Sacred Story Institute is promoting third millennium evangelization for the Society of Jesus and the Church by using the time-tested Examination of Conscience of St. Ignatius.
Fr Watson is the author of numerous books on spirituality including Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer. In this book, Fr Watson introduces readers to a heart-felt personal relationship with Jesus in daily prayer, spiritual discernment and a regular and fruitful practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All in all, about twenty years’ worth of reflection, study, testing, feedback, and refinement have gone into this updated version of St. Ignatius’ powerful Examen prayer.
Those who wish to order the book “Forty Weeks” can do so with their online registration below.
Fr. Ed White was born in Deer Lodge, Montana and grew up in the midwest. He came to Seattle to study forestry, but soon discovered ministry as his primary interest. Becoming Catholic in 1980, Fr. Ed began a vocational search that took him through lay ministry, monastic life, and finally diocesan priesthood. He was ordained by Archbishop Brunett in 2005 and has served St. Stephens since 2006. He loves hiking, fishing, and travel.
Our schedule begins Friday with men arriving between 7:00-8:00 PM, settling in, and enjoying pizza and fellowship. The weekend will feature a mix of sessions, prayer , liturgy and free time. Opportunities for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will be available throughout the weekend, and priests will be on hand at various times to hear confessions. Our retreat will conclude on Sunday between 12:30-1:00 PM.
Plan on spending time both indoors and outdoors. Walking shoes or boots are suggested, as well as a warm jacket or raincoat. A bible and notebook are also suggested. Bring your own sleeping bag pillow and normal toiletries. A full sized gymnasium is available, so bring your athletic shoes! Meals are provided.
Black Diamond Camps (formerly Camp Berachah) is a retreat facility located just east of Auburn, Washington, which features more than 160 acres of beautiful forests, hiking trails, a chapel, meeting and dining rooms and sleeping quarters. Our sleeping quarters and common area, the Quad, has a large stone fireplace which will keep the atmosphere warm and inviting. The Quad features hot showers and easy paved walkways to all our meeting areas. Sleeping quarters provide standard bunks without bedding so participants will need to provide their own sleeping bag and pillow. Room assignment will take place upon arrival Friday evening.