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Our Mission

The ACTS Ministry promotes, facilitates and coordinates St. Pius X ACTS retreats. Through an ACTS retreat, ACTS provides the spark that ignites members of our parish with the true eternal flame of the Holy Spirit. As an instrument of God, ACTS is the light that will bring about new evangelization throughout community fostering love and true discipleship, leading others to a commitment and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ by Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. In becoming leaders through spiritual growth, they can serve as leaders in other ministries of St. Pius X and maintain involvment in our community.

What is an ACTS Retreat?

An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishoners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at Mass celebrated with the Parish community. Retreats for Men, Women and Teens are given separately. Activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service, from which the ACTS program acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats.

Adoration

The call, acceptance and response to God.

Community

Love and caring for each other as members of the body of Christ.

Theology

Study of our faith through scripture.

Service

To God, each other and our parish family.

42 “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. 43 Awe came

upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45

they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to

meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, 47 praising

God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)