What is the Parish Retreat Program?

The Earthen Vessels Parish Retreat Program provides a way for members of a parish community who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation to enter more deeply in to the parish family.

This is done by providing each retreat participant to focus on their life journey as a part of their Paschal Journey, within the life of the parish community. The retreat provides guidelines to help guide each person to become more aware of the presence of Jesus in their life.

This retreat program can be used for a 1, 2 or 3-day parish retreat, and can be adapted to meet a wide variety of parish needs. In order to assess how best to meet the needs of the parish, there is a questionnaire which members of the parish fill out to provide necessary background material. Then, the coordinators from the parish and those from the Earthen Vessels Team members work together to prepare a retreat that aims to enrich each person who participates.