Many often question what ACTS is, what are our goals, and how we function. The information provided below will answer all of these questions with clarity and bring you to a better understanding of our ministry.

What is ACTS?

ACTS is a Catholic weekend retreat designed with the purpose of engaging Catholics in their faith lives, especially within the parish community. A retreat is not a vacation, but rather an opportunity to get away from the pressures of everyday life and deepen your relationship with God. Retreatants are encouraged to put into practice that […] Read More

History of ACTS

ACTS retreats have enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people; men and women, teens and retirees, rich and poor, Catholic and non-Catholic, in the United States as well as other countries. It has reinvigorated the spiritual lives of individuals, of families, of entire parishes. Yet, before 1987, it did not even exist. The way this wonderful program came to be is a beautiful blend of the Holy Spirit and those who listen to His words. Read More

What is the Core?

The governing body of the ACTS community is a group of men and women known as the Core. As with all parish ministries, the Core solicits the support of and is governed by the pastor. The greater good of the St. Ferdinand is foremost in all activities of the Core and ACTS community. Read More

Core Meeting Minutes

The Core meets the first Monday of each month to discuss issues relating to current and future ACTS retreats, as well as providing support to retreatants after retreats with opportunities to fully live their Catholic faith in their parish. Read More