Spirituality Retreats

From time to time, the Men’s Club supports spirituality retreats for the men of the community. In the past, these events have included “mini-retreats” for a half or full day at Cassidy Hall or full weekend retreats off site.

Annual Spirituality Mini Retreat for Men

“GK Chesterton on Lay Spirituality, and (while we’re at it) Lay Mysticism”

A look at why the role of the Catholic layman is more important today than ever before—through the eyes of that profound and prophetic writer G.K. Chesterton—who happened to be a Catholic layman.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 AM – Mass
9:00 AM – Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee, & Juice)
9:15 AM – Mini-Retreat (Cassidy Hall)
12:00 PM – Lunch (Pizza & Pop)

Guest speaker Dr. Dale Ahlquist will be speaking. No admission charge. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the Commons after any Mass during the weekends of January 5 and 12, or by emailing Jim Clancy at jrpclancy@gmail.com.

Dr. Dale Ahlquist

Dr. Dale Ahlquist is President of The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and The Chesterton Schools Network. He is the author of five books, editor of Gilbert magazine, and creator and host of the EWTN series “The Apostle of Common Sense.” He is a Senior Fellow of the Chesterton Library at Oxford. “Ahlquist on Chesterton is like Plato on Socrates, or Boswell on Johnson.” New Oxford Review.

Grill the Priests

Fr. Finnegan and his fellow priests step up to answer some of the toughest questions in Catholic Faith.  We wrap it into a fun Jeopardy game of questions and answers, or should we say answers and questions! The audience gets to ask their own personal questions to the priests.  It's a wonderful event.  A fun barbecue dinner is served.  It's a free event!  Please join us.

When: Thursday, November 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Cassidy Hall

Acts 29


Monday Evenings, October - May

  • Encounter God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in a more personal way

  • Learn more about His Presence in prayer, sacraments, formation and fellowship

  • Be formed in the Catholic, Christian way of life

  • Allow God to transform, enable and equip you to share Him with others

  • Become more connected to those in our parish community

About Acts 29

Want to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and his Church, but need help? Want to take that next step, or steps, in your spiritual life? If so, then Acts 29 may be perfect for you! Acts 29 is a formation process designed to help you go deeper and take that next spiritual step.  Acts 29 had three modules: Sow, Grow, and Go.  Each module lasts seven weeks, concluding with a retreat. All live sessions are held Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM*. Retreat times are TBD.

*We may be able to offer satellite groups, which would view presentations recorded on Monday nights. See application for more details.

Acts 29 Topics


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5,12;
Retreat – November 10

  • Who Am I?

  • Who is God the Father?

  • Who is God the Son?

  • Who is God the Holy Spirit?

  • Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary?

  • Who is the Church?


January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25;
Retreat – March 2

  • Grace and Holiness

  • Prayer and Discernment of Spirits

  • The Mass

  • Reconciliation and Forgiveness

  • The Flesh, the World and the Devil

  • Freedom, Vice and Virtue

  • Docility to the Holy Spirit - Hearing My Unique Call


April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13;
Retreat – May 17-19

  • The Dignity of the Human Person

  • Community

  • Mission of the Church

  • Service and Witness

  • Friendship and Threshold Conversations

  • Sharing Jesus

  • Put Out Into the Deep


Contact Sean Lavell at seanlavell@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9042) for more information.

Men at Mass / First Friday Devotion

The Men Club assembles on the first Friday of each month at the 6:15a mass and stays for coffee and pastries after. Join us in Our Lady of Grace’s Adoration Chapel in this First Friday Devotion to celebrate the Eucharist and honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

When: 6:15a mass on the first Friday of each month
Where: Our Lady of Grace Adoration Chapel
Resources: to learn more about this devotion, check out the Sacred Heart Institute’s website HERE.