acts(Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service)

The ACTS movement came to birth from the Cursillo Movement through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. ACTS started in 1987 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, Texas, a small suburb of San Antonio. ACTS Missions was founded in 1997 to take the ACTS Retreat to new Parishes all over the world so that the ACTS Community would be alive in all parishes. ACTS has grown much since 1987 and is now in 22 U.S. states, 8 Mexican states, Canada, England, Houduras, and South Africa. It is currently in over 20 parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The ACTS retreat has gradually become a Parish Weekend Retreat patterned after the description of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles (ACTS 2:42-47); breaking bread together, worshiping together, receiving instruction together, sharing in common, and reaching out in loving service.

What is the purpose of the ACTS retreat?

An ACTS weekend is designed to help the retreatants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one's parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith, all of which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish, and one another.

MQP ACTS Core Team

Beth Rogers President/Facilitator Email
Robert Useted Vice-President/Co-Facilitator Email
Claire Rowan Secretary Email
Peter McCarthy Finance Email
Marty Walsh Men's Support Email
Lenore Riganti Women's Support Email
Lolly Useted Supply Coordinator & Spiritual Coordinator Email
Mark Woolbright Spiritual Coordinator Email
Rich Fanning Spiritual Coordinator Email
Lynne Telfair Database Email
John Schulte Marketing Coordinator Email
Jane Palisch Communications Coordinator Email


Upcoming Retreats

Men's Retreats Women's Retreats
October 26-29, 2017 March 1-4, 2018
October 4-7, 2018