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ACTS Retreats

The ACTS movement came to birth from the Cursillo Movement through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. ACTS began in 1987 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, Texas, and was brought to St. Anne Parish in Beaumont in September 2001 by ACTS Missions.

ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. It is these four themes that are the focus of activities for the three-day weekend lay retreats, patterned after the description of the early church in Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47, "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to communal life, to the breaking of bread and to prayers... And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved."

Southeast Texas Mission ACTS Chapter (SETMAC) was formed in 2004 for the specific purpose of preading the ACTS retreats to more parishes in the Diocese of Beaumont. SETMAC is dedicated to this purpose and to ensure that the integrity of the ACTS Retreat is maintained.

Click here for more information on the ACTS Team Workshop (PDF)

Date Participants Parish
Jan 30-Feb 2 Men St. Jude
February 13-16 Women St. Anthony
Feb 27-Mar 2 Women St. Francis
Mar 13 - 16 Teens SETMAC
March 27 - 30 Men St. Charles
April 3-6 Women Infant Jesus
May 1-4 Women St. Peter
May 8-11 Women St. Charles
May 29 - June 1 Men OLOG
June 19-22 Men St. Elizabeth
June 26-29 Men St. Francis
July 17-20 Men Infant Jesus
July 24-27 Teens SETMAC
July 31 - Aug 3 Women St. Francis
Aug 7-10 Men St. Charles
Aug 21-24 Women St. Anne
Sep 11-14 Women St. Charles
Sep 25-28 Women Infant Jesus
Oct 9-12 Men St. Peter
Oct 16-19 Women St. Jude
Oct 23-26 Men St. Anthony
Oct 30 - Nov 2 Men St. Anne
Nov 13-16 Women St. Elizabeth
Nov 20-23 Women OLOG
Dec 18-21 Men St. Francis