ACTS Core team is seeking new members for the Core Team.   While it is a 3 year commitment the time for this ministry is miminal.  We typically meet once a month and we are there to support the two annual ACTS retreats (one for men and one for women) our parish has each year as well as provide background support during the retreat weekend.  Only experience required is that you previously served on an ACTS retreat.  We are looking to add 2-4 new members as other members need to roll off.   We typically have 7-8 members on the core team at any one time.  If interested please contact me. 

Tammy Kraatz
MQP ACTS Core Team Facilitator
Telephone:  314-780-5531

For over a decade, men from Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Webster Groves have been gathering for an extended weekend at the beautiful LaSalle Retreat Center in Glencoe, Missouri (just a short drive from Webster Groves) to ignite their relationship with Jesus in a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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.

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MQP ACTS Core Team

Henry Telfair Facilitator 314-443-2005 
Tammy Kraatz Co-Facilitator 314-780-5531
Peggy Maull Secretary 314-402-8840
Denny Hoffman Finance 314-443-2005
Lynne Telfair  Communications Coordinator  314-749-7260
Lolly Useted Supply Coordinator and Men's Support 314-607-0030
Tom Hulsen Women's Support                   314-550-4579
Tom Tlapek  Database 314-753-8089 
Marie Longtime  Spiritual Coordinator 314-541-9652 

Upcoming Retreats

Men's Retreats Women's Retreats
September 15-18, 2022 May 12-15, 2022
September 28 - October 1, 2023 March 9-12, 2023



Tammy Kraatz

ACTS CORE Team Facilitator


Women's ACTS Retreat

May 12-15, 2022


Retreat Payment HERE