Cursillo, a Spanish word meaning “short course,” is a weekend course designed to give participants a greater appreciation of our Catholic faith. It presents a method to live that is fundamental to Christianity, helps people discover and fulfill their personal vocations, and promotes creation of friendship groups. To attend, you must be sponsored by someone who has already made a Cursillo weekend. There are two men’s weekends and two women’s weekends held each year. Ideally, participants are 21 years of age or older and must be able to receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. The website www.evansvillecursillo.com provides more information. After attending a Cursillo weekend, one is encouraged to “group” on a regular basis. There are also larger group gatherings called Ultreya which are listed in our church bulletin and in The Message. For more information, please contact Sam Tenbarge, or visit http://www.evansvillecursillo.com/.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats for Healing the Wounds of Abortion
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis requested that a particular outreach be offered for those women and men who have been wounded by past abortions. In this spirit, we want to inform parishioners about local offerings of Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats for Healing the Wounds of Abortion. Participation in this retreat is open to any woman or man who has been involved, or touched by, abortion. If you have lost a child or grandchild, or a sibling, nephew or niece, to abortion, or if you have at any time in your life been involved in an abortion, then the Lord Jesus would like to offer you both healing and peace! Both Catholics and non-Catholics are welcome to participate, and our retreat is conducted with absolute confidentiality. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/weekend/sites.aspx?c=United%20States. You can also contact Debbie at (270) 570-4717 or Jennifer at (931) 242-5506 for details about retreats being offered in the Diocese of Owensboro.
The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.
For more information, please contact Father Zach Etienne, or visit http://www.retrouvaille.org/.
Teens Encounter Christ Retreats
Sponsored by the Evansville Diocese TEC is a three-day retreat weekend of prayer, reflections/talks, discussions and activities based on the Paschal Mystery. TEC is a special experience with topics and an approach designed for older adolescents and young adults who will be starting their junior year of High School through college age. Adults are also encouraged to join as Observers on the weekend. It begins at 10:00AM on Saturday and ends about 5:00PM on Monday. Candidates are required to attend all three days. Applications can be printed from this website.
TEC weekends are filled with talks, group discussions, personal reflection, recreation and live music. Sharing, getting to know those around you and participation in activities are important aspects of the weekend.
Southwest Indiana TEC weekends are usually held at St. Mary’s Parish in Ireland, Indiana. Retreatants are housed with full access to washrooms and hot showers.
For more information, please contact Father Zach Etienne, or visit http://switec.org/.
Unveiled – A PreCana Program
Sponsored by the Evansville Diocese, this Marriage Preparation Program is designed to share Christ’s vision of married love with engaged couples including the the theology of marriage, communication and intimacy, and married spirituality. Successful completion of this program will enable couples to understand the fundamental components of the human and spiritual elements of the Church’s vision of sacramental marriage.~From the Unveiled Facilitator Guide
* Please note that all couples must register for the weekend in advance. Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
*Cancellation prior to Monday before the retreat or in the event of family emergency will be a full refund of registration fee. Cancellation after Monday prior to retreat will be 1/2 refund of registration fee.
For more information, please contact Father Zach Etienne, or visit https://www.ccevansville.org/unveiled.html.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Retreats
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is the largest pro-marriage organization in the world and promotes Weekend experiences for couples who want to make their good marriage even better.
For more information, please contact Father Zach Etienne, or visit http://www.wwme.org/.