Pray Always – Do Not Lose Heart (Luke 18:1)
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 8:45 am to 3:30 pm
The deadline for registration is October 4.
The 13th Annual Women’s Fall Retreat (WFR) will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm. This year the WFR team will hold a one-day hybrid retreat, both in person and online via Zoom. The retreat will be held at Heritage Hall on the grounds of the Kemptville Campus, 820 Heritage Dr., Kemptville, ON.
Like everyone else, the WFR team was challenged by the pandemic of 2020. The in-person retreat had to be cancelled, so we decided to pivot to a virtual format. By the Grace of God, several retreats have been offered on-line during the past two years. A full day virtual retreat was held last October led by Laura O’Reilly, a pastoral assistant from the Archdiocese of Ottawa. She spoke to the 30+ women who attended on the theme: “Therefore encourage one another and build up each other.” (1Thess 5:11) The team also presented the Stations of the Cross on six Thursdays in Lent.
Women of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s Fall Retreat. The keynote speaker will be Beverly Illauq. She will present three talks relating to Luke 18:1: “Pray always: Do not lose heart.” Bev has a varied and lengthy list of credentials, available on our website. During the retreat, Beverly will lead us on a faith journey to encourage us to walk as a friend of God, praying always.
The day begins with Holy Mass celebrated by Father Brian McNally, and includes keynote presentations, discussion groups, music and a delicious buffet lunch for those who attend in person. Participants who attend virtually have the option to choose the sessions that they wish to attend.
The cost for the retreat is $65 in person and $20 for the Zoom version. For more information and to register, please check out our website http://www.womensfallretreat.com. The deadline for registration is October 4.
Come join us, as in solidarity with Beverly and other women of faith, we explore ways to “pray always and not lose heart.”
The Women’s Fall Retreat Team
Archdiocese of Kingston