Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God.
Community – the love and caring of each other.
Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith.
Service – to God and his people.
Women's in Spanish - November 16-19, 2017
Women's in English - March 8-11, 2018
Men's in English - May 17-20, 2018
“It was an awesome weekend. The Holy Spirit truly surrounded all of us as we gathered as Men and Women of Faith. Thank You!"
“I am privileged to be counted among my new ACTS brothers and sisters. Both of my ACTS experiences have been way out of balance. I received so much more than anything I gave. It's amazing how one can navigate a demanding day from up on the mountain!”
“The thanks rightfully go to the TEAM that provided us with the best retreat I have ever attended. Many of us look forward to passing it on by teaming on STAOP ACTS Retreat next year. Thanks again.”
“Thank you for all that you did to make this weekend incredible.”
“I just wanted to say how excited and proud I was this weekend. I can't wait for the next ACTS retreat.”
“I hope all of you are as filled with the Holy Spirit as I am right now. It was an honor and privilege to serve with all of you this past weekend. My community just keeps growing and growing. I am looking forward to getting the chance to serve again with you all in the future.”
“I too want to thank all of you for showing me a great example of what it means to be the Lord's "Witness". The Holy Spirit was incredible and it shined in all of you. Your participation in this ACTS Retreat blessed many lives... not only the retreatants but their families, friends as well as anyone else they will come in contact with in the future. And it was a blessing for me to have this time in my life with you and the retreatants. I feel privileged to call all of you my Brothers.”
“My heart is EXPLODING with joy and love and a renewed faith. Thank you to all of you servants of the Lord.”
“Brothers, I thank God for you and such a blessed and spirit filled weekend. Have a wonderful “Monday” until next time!”
“How blessed we have been to have witnessed so many miracles!”
“The Healer” truly heals a soul, when He is called upon! Praise and Thanks!
“God is Good - All the Time. Thank you Lord for this opportunity to get closer to you.”
“I am rarely impressed by acts or words of others, but as I've told a few others--this past few days have made a deep and lasting impression in my heart, soul and mind. Thank you one and all.”
“I can't thank you enough for taking care of us with so much love and devotion. The Retreat was a very special life changing event for me. I want everyone to know how I consider myself a very fortunate man for experiencing Christ our Lord in such a setting with all the love that poured out form everyone there rather the ones who served or being served. This is indeed a priceless gift.”
“A special thanks to all for giving so graciously of your time this past weekend. What a wonderful and fulfilling experience we enjoyed at Circle Lake. I am still riding on the top of the mountain and truly feel blessed. May God bless each and everyone of us and our families.”
"Allow me to pile on my love and appreciation for the weekend that we have just shared! The Holy Spirit was certainly active at every turn at Circle Lake. We were very blessed to have the opportunity to be a witness to God's grace with men who are all on a journey...whether it was as a team member or a retreatant. We now need to add this apostolic movement, that Christ has called us to be a part of, to our lives with our families, friends and acquaintances."
"I am honored and blessed to be an ACTS brother. I truly experienced a change in my relationship with the Lord and the Spirit! This truly is Apostolic."
"We (wife and I) both plan to continue with ACTS and team on retreats in the future. Because it has greatly affected us and we both feel very strongly that it is a ministry that has the ability to bring so many people closer to God. Thank you for everything you (all) have done to bring ACTS not only to St. Anthony’s, but also to parishes in the entire Greater Houston area."
"At my age I have been on a number of retreats, but this was the most joyful, awesome, spirit-filled and loving retreat I have ever attended!"
"I was reminded that even though we are from different faiths, we are still connected in Christ."
"This has forever changed my life."
"I arrived with a very broken heart, many burdens, a soul with little direction, lonely and scared. I leave with a healing beginning in my heart and soul."
"I will remember this weekend the rest of my life".
"The gifts each team member gave of themselves was the biggest blessing."
"I will talk to people up north to see if it is available and will definitely tell my son and daughter to go when they see it offered."
"I am so at peace now about my spiritual journey from Protestant to Catholic."
"This is the single best thing that I have ever done for myself."
"Loved the mixture of age groups at each table."
"Although I'm 21, I had an amazing weekend...I know I will be grateful for all of it when I start thinking about marriage and children."
"The gifts from the Holy Spirit from every event are gifts that I have never received in my life."
"I will never be able to sum up everything this retreat did for me."
"The beauty of our Catholic faith and the presence of the Holy Spirit were so evident, I will pray that ACTS Retreats will spread."
"This Retreat has inspired me to strengthen my faith."