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of the World Retreat - FAQ's
- Is it required to attend all the days of the retreat?
Answer: Since each day of the retreat builds on the experiences of the day
before, it is necessary to attend the entire retreat. In some cases, we
can work around the need to miss an hour or two, depending on the timing.
- I am not a member of St. Patrick's Parish. Can I attend the retreat?
Absolutely! At our last retreat in February, we had several
- My faith is important to me but I am concerned that attending a retreat for a
whole weekend is just too much. I really don't want to get stuck listening
for hours to boring religious stuff. Is Light of the World for
A - This
retreat is anything but boring. It is filled with insights, refreshing
perspectives, excellent humor, really good food (delicious/homemade), touching
real life testimonies, lively discussions. It will touch your heart, open
your mind and deepen your faith - GUARANTEED!
- Is there special preparation necessary for the retreat? Do I need to
take notes or bring other study materials?
A - No!
you do not need to bring anything. Just come and relax. Attending
this retreat is completely carefree.
- I have someone at home with special needs. What if I have an urgent need
at home during the retreat?
A - While
it is important to attend the retreat from start to finish, a member of the
retreat team is constantly monitoring a cell number for important messages.
All you need to do is give that number to your friends or loved ones and tell
them to call if they need you during the retreat. A retreat team member
will notify you immediately if there is a message for you. You will
also have opportunities during breaks to check your own cell phone for
urgent messages if you wish.
- I see that the retreat starts on Friday and ends on Monday. I sometimes
do not get home from work until dinner time. When does the retreat start
on these days and are meals provided?
A - The
retreat's Friday and Monday sessions start at 6:30PM on Friday and Mon.
To keep the required time as short as possible, dinner is not served, however
delicious wholesome snacks are provided on Friday and Monday evenings.
- I am interested in attending, however my wife is Catholic but I am not.
Can I attend?
Absolutely! While LOTW is a Catholic retreat, non-Catholics are
welcome. We do ask that you let us know in advance so we can personalize your
experience of Catholic sacraments for anyone who is not Catholic.