ACTS at MQP
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.
Look What They Have to Say
MQP ACTS Core Team
||May 12-15, 2022