Many people ask what happens on an ACTS retreat. What is it that makes the retreat such a life changing experience? The retreat is a time in which you have a true encounter with God. Each person’s experience is different and unique, so we let them speak for themselves. Below you will find the testimonies of men and women whose lives have been changed through ACTS.

Jorge from Santa Rosa

My name is Jorge Ortiz and when I went to my ACTS retreat I had no idea that it would change my life completely. Before my ACTS Retreat I would go to Mass but did not really understand my faith and what it meant to be a Catholic.

Orlando from Mary Immaculate Hey, my name is Orlando. I’m from the parish of Mary Immaculate. I just finished coming off of a retreat, the ACTS retreat. Great, great, amazing experience that I just had! You’re talking to man that was on empty, spiritually empty. And I didn’t know where to get any answers or tools to proceed […]

Jess Flores Hi my name is Jess Flores. I wanted to share a little bit about the ACTS retreat that I was on. This retreat changed my life dramatically. I’ve been a Catholic for 41 years and to really have the Holy Spirit put in me is an awesome feeling. It was a miracle that I […]

Pedro from St. Ferdinand My name is Pedro Dominguez and I come from the parish of St. Ferdinand. I want to tell you about my retreat. My retreat was an amazing experience. What touched me most about this retreat was when I heard the stories of all these people without knowing them. It touched my soul and when […]

Zoila from Mary Immaculate I am even more excited than before. I was excited before, but now it’s like I have Jesus even more in my life. It’s made me so happy and I’m glad to be back to my kids, to serve them. I do recommend this to every woman that if they have the opportunity, if […]

Sisters in Christ

My experience with the retreat has been glorious, wonderful, merciful. I'm so glad that I came. I believe that God touched me in a way that I've never been touched before. I'm so thankful to all the sisters and all the ACTS people who participated in the organization. I really loved it. Thank you so much.

Tanya from Mary Immaculate

I'm Tanya Dunkin a member os Mary Immaculate parish in Pacoima, California. I recently attended the ACTS retreat and wow! I mean, what can I say? I went in with a heavy heart, feeling very unworthy, and I wasn't quite sure why I went. I was reluctant to say yes.

Mayra from Santa Rosa

Hi, my name is Mayra Gúzman. I'm 18 years old and I belong to the parish of Santa Rosa. I actually got introduced to this ACTS retreat through my confirmation class. I didn't know what to expect. I knew it was going to be an adult retreat for people over 18. It was kinda hard for me to accept it, because I as a young person feel like I should not come to these kinds of retreats.

Sara from San Francisco

My name is Sara. I just got back from my retreat. This is my mom Laurie. We came here together, well, she actually served. I got so much out of this retreat. I wasn't expecting...