Annual Parish Retreat

The Gift of Uncertainty: Doubt & Faith in a Secular Age

Friday night, Jan 19: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm & Saturday, Jan. 20:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sacred Heart Parish Center – Retreat includes Friday evening dinner, Saturday breakfast foods and lunch.

  • WHY RETREAT? A time away from our normal activities to spend time getting reacquainted with God, to examine the priorities of life and to make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement.
  • FOR ME? Yes! For parishioners of Sacred Heart, Hopedale or those who want to be! The retreat is recommended for teens and adults of all ages.
  • HOW MUCH? Free to all. You need only to commit your time.
  • PRESENTER? Fr. Carl Chudy, SX of the Xaverian Missionaries at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston.

Our parishes and families are deeply affected over sweeping changes happening in the practice of the Catholic faith. Large numbers of young people are leaving the Church, many are disconnecting from any form of institutional religion, and in some cases, in belief in God. Young and older are seeking meaning, community, and inspiration in a society where religious affiliation is declining and new forms of social engagement are rising. How can we as Catholics understand more deeply what is going on, and how do we respond? How do we pass on our faith tradition to a new generation?

Uncertainty, in the context of faith, is the road to a new hope and vision. This retreat looks to where our uncertainty can take us. We will use the wisdom of our scriptures & tradition as we catch a glimpse of our post-Christian, post-secular world, to show how
religious and non-religious can connect in meaningful ways, and propose fresh thinking on what it means to be Catholic in a culture of choice.

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