STEP Retreat

Welcome to the STEP retreat — a private retreat to help Catholic men and women go a step further in personal conversion and discipleship.

Go to  the following link to find out more about the retreat:

STEP Retreat – A Weekend Retreat for Catholics

Click here to download retreat files for offline use:

STEP Retreat – Offline Files

Read the “Guidelines for the Retreat” before starting the retreat:

Guidelines for the STEP Retreat

Schedule

Weekend Format

Friday Evening

5:00 PM         Evening Meal

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

6:00 PM         Introduction to the Retreat

6:30 PM         Talk #1: “Who are you looking for?

6:45 PM         Reflection

7:30 PM         Solitude/Small Group Discussion

8:00 PM         Break

PART 2: SELF-KNOWLEDGE

8:15 PM         Talk #2: Who do you say I am?

8:30 PM         Reflection

9:00 PM         Solitude/Small Group Discussion

9:30 PM         Night Prayer

10:30 PM       Bedtime

Saturday

6:30 AM        Arise & get ready for the day

7:00 AM        Morning Prayer

8:00 AM        Mass

9:00 AM        Breakfast

PART 3: TRANSITION

10:00 AM      Talk #3: “What do you want me to do for you?”

10:15 AM      Reflection

10:45 AM      Solitude

11:15 AM      Open Time/Small Group Discussion

(If on a private retreat, one can use this time for additional

meditation, to go for a walk, to meet with a spiritual director,

or for spiritual reading.)

11:45 AM      Midday Prayer

12:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM         Prayer Walk or Free Time

PART 4: RECONCILIATION & METANOIA

2:00 PM        Talk #4: “Why do you call me good?”

2:15 PM         Prayer & Self-Examination

2:45 PM         Sacrament of Reconciliation

4:45 PM         Break

5:00 PM         Evening Prayer

5:30 PM         Supper

PART 5: ACTION

6:30 PM         Talk #5: “Follow me.”

7:00 PM         Reflection

7:30 PM         Solitude

8:00 PM         Open Time/Small Group Discussion

(If on private retreat, one can use this time for additional

reflection, to meet with a spiritual director, or for spiritual

reading.)

9:00 PM         Night Prayer

9:15 PM         Relax/Social

11:00 PM       Bedtime

     Sunday

7:00 AM        Arise

7:30 AM        Morning Prayer

8:00 AM        Breakfast

PART 6: SURRENDER

9:00 AM        Talk #6: “What profit is there for one to gain the whole world

and yet lose or forfeit himself?”

9:15 AM        Reflection

9:45 AM        Solitude/Group Meeting

10:30 AM      Mass

11:45 AM      Closing Prayer

12:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM         Retreat Ends/Departure

Thank you for participating in the STEP retreat. I appreciate any feedback so I can continue to improve future resources.