Christ’s Peace offers the following monthly preached retreats. There are conferences, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, Confession and time for private prayer, reflection and walking. Cabins/Courtyard Rooms: $170 Single/$250 Couple or Single Guest Rooms: $100 (Meals Included). To attend, fill out the Individual Retreat Form or call 913.773.8255
2021 Monthly Preached Retreats
St. Isidore Day Retreat with Mass and Blessing of Seeds and Soil
Saturday, May 15th from 10:30am-4:30pm
Join us for a special mass in honor of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers on his feast day. The day will begin with Mass at 10:30am followed by a procession to the Saint Isidore Shrine. Bring seeds and soil in a small decorated basket to be placed at the altar for blessing. After lunch and a time of fellowship, there will be a spiritual conference on Pope Saint John Paul II’s encyclical “Laborem Exercens” – On Human Work, adoration and evening prayer. All are welcome! A free-will offering will be taken up during the retreat.
“To you, O Lord, we cry and pray; bless this sprouting seed, strengthen it in the gentle movement of soft winds, refresh it with the dew of heaven, and let it grow to full maturity for the good of body and soul.”
Freedom in the Spirit
Friday, May 21st at 5:30pm – Sunday, May 23th at 4:30pm
Come, prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit over Pentecost Sunday Weekend. Enter into a dynamic relationship that will enkindle your faith life. Don’t forget to start the Novena to the Holy Spirit on May14th.
St. Joseph – With a Father’s Heart Retreat
Friday, June 25th at 5:30pm – Sunday, June 27th at 4:30pm
In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, enter into the movement and develop a deeper relationship with our spiritual father, as we learn about consecration to St. Joseph through Fr. Callaway’s book.
Theology of the Body w/ Fr. Thomas Loya
Friday, July 9th at 5:30pm – Sunday, July 11th at 4:30pm
Come spend a weekend with Byzantine Catholic priest Fr. Thomas Loya, pastor of an Illinois parish and host of two radio programs as he unpacks Saint Pope John Paul’s “Theology of the Body”. Through dynamic presentations, he will explain how “all human well-being rests upon learning and living honestly the language of our bodies and why the theology of the body is indeed the ‘answer to all of life’s questions.” In addition to the cost of the retreat, there will be a free will offering to support Fr. Loya’s ministry.
Day of Reflection on the Pope’s Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”
Sunday, July 18th 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Dedicate an afternoon to learning about global issues from a Christian perspective as we take a look at Pope Francis’ encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” which addresses the need for greater global cooperation along with a call for human brotherhood and solidarity.
Consecration to Mary Retreat
Friday, August 13th at 5:30pm – Sunday, August 15th at 4:30pm
Come spend a weekend dedicated to Mary and make/renew your Marian Consecration on the Feast of the Assumption! Don’t forget to start your 33 day renewal preparation on July 13th. There will be Marian conferences and a special Consecration to Mary Ceremony and Celebration. Day Guests are also welcome for the Ceremony and Celebration on August 15th.
Living in the Present Moment
Friday, September 17th at 5:30pm – Sunday, September 19th at 4:30pm
Develop the tools needed to find peace and contentment in your life by learning to live in the present moment and studying de Caussade’s spiritual teaching of self-abandonment to Divine Providence.
Discovering the Wisdom of Saint Pope John Paul II
Friday, October 15th at 5:30pm – Sunday, October 17th at 4:30pm
The New Evangelization has transformed the church. This and other teachings of JPII will be examined. You will come to understand why he is called “the Great”.
Unlocking Difficult Scripture
Friday, November 19th at 5:30pm – Sunday, November 21st at 4:30pm
We believe that the bible is the word of God, and yet we sometimes find passages that are hard to accept. In this retreat, we will learn to understand what the Word is telling us and begin to let it penetrate our hearts and enter into a deeper relationship with Christ.
Advent Silent Retreat
Friday, December 3rd at 5:30pm– Sunday, December 5th at 4:30pm
Prepare your hearts for the coming of the Lord this Advent as we look at the richness of the season’s traditions.
New Year Spiritual Reflection and Planning Retreat
Friday, January 7th at 5:30pm – Sunday, January 9that 4:30pm – 2022
Join us for our Annual New Year’s Spiritual Reflection and Planning. Set aside time this year to: focus on spiritual growth, create growth goals for various roles, devise steps to reach goals and write a vision statement for the year. The structure of the retreat will allow ample time for you to do work on your plan. We will be providing resources and ideas to incorporate in your plan. There will be time to brainstorm and share our plans with others as well as time to meet with a spiritual director if you prefer to speak on an individual basis. Please bring your own personal items that will aid in this process such as: bible, notebook, agenda, journal, catechism, laptop (if this helps you plan better), etc.
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Luke 14:28-30