The Alive Retreat is a weekend retreat at St. Timothy's for anyone over the age of 18 who is seeking to grow in their faith through a life-changing encounter with the Holy Spirit. Throughout the retreat you will have the opportunity to experience the Holy Spirit, either for the first time or to re-kindle the fire. No matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, He has something new to give you. Are you willing to take the next step? Come and see!
OUR NEXT RETREAT will be held: March 10-12, 2017
...Registration will open soon on-line from the "Forms & Register" tab on the parish website or in-person through the Gift Shop as the date approaches - keep an eye on the bulletin for details.
Here's what people are saying about the Alive Retreat...
“From the moment I saw the Alive Retreat first advertised in the Bulletin… it was one of those things that was more than just a nudge from God – it was an outright PUSH to go. And I'm so, so, so happy I did. How do you even put into words the experience? It is beyond words… it took my relationship with Jesus to such a deeper level and a MUCH more personal place. I encountered the Holy Spirit in a way that I never had up until that point. The Holy Spirit took the experience of the weekend and brought into my heart/soul God in a way that is beyond words and a place that only tears responded. If you long for a closer, more personal relationship with God – don’t miss the next retreat. I tell everyone about this and recommend they go. I will be back for sure. Thank you & God Bless all the ALIVE Retreat team... I feel so blessed to be a part of St Tim’s and able to take part in something so incredibly special." --Beth
"I had no idea what to expect from this retreat, but I knew that I wanted to go because it had something to do with the Holy Spirit. Boy was I ever glad that I went on this retreat! A well planned out and orchestrated curriculum consisting of praise and worship, biblical re-enactments, faith testimonials, interactive exercises designed to help you release the chains that bind you, and prayer healing. By the end of the retreat, I had no doubts that I was filled with the Holy Spirit! The core group who put on this retreat are the most caring, warm-hearted, endearing people, who truly walk in Christ. This is a life changer that will bring you closer to God. I HIGHLY recommend this retreat to all who could use some inner healing and soul growth... which narrows it down to EVERYONE!" --Lisa
"The Alive retreat was a real awakening for me. I have been to a lot of retreats over the years but nothing like this one. It gave me the opportunity to really get in touch with the Holy Spirit and to allow the Holy Spirit to be an active part of my daily life. To be honest, I hadn't really thought that much about the Holy Spirit until this retreat. I now realize what an amazing gift I was missing out on. I left this retreat renewed and looking for additional opportunities to grow in my faith. I gained a lot of new brothers and sisters and have a spiritual support group to call upon. The beauty of this retreat is that couples, singles, young people, retired people, people who aren't yet Catholic and people who have been Catholic since birth all come together, wherever they are on their faith journey, to discover more about the power of the Holy Spirit. What I experienced was amazing." --Sonya
"I attended the ALIVE retreat to grow in my faith. I have always needed to have control over everything in my life. I would say that God has control over my life and that I would go with whatever he had planned for it. But the truth is I wasn't giving that control to God, I was still attempting to control it myself. By the end of the retreat I gave God complete control of my life. The retreat was the best thing I could have done for myself." --Catherine
"This retreat provided the opportunity to quiet my mind and to reflect and spend time with God. I received healing in my heart and was able to forgive people in my life. I allowed myself to draw closer to God and let Him love me." --Gail
"After some coaxing from a friend who had been to the ALIVE retreat before, I attended the retreat last year even though I was not a Catholic. She promised it would be an exciting 2 ½ day spiritual adventure I would not forget. I went not really knowing what to expect but kept an open mind. I am glad I did because I really felt the Lord and saw his work first hand at bringing people together. Father John was inspirational and feeling the Holy Spirit at work made a real believer out of me and convinced me to finish my journey to becoming Catholic. Not having to travel far and getting to sleep in my own bed each night made it attractive plus being able to bring my own camping chair kept me comfortable the whole retreat. The food and snacks were great plus the ALIVE core team kept things going at an even pace and were wonderful throughout the retreat. My friend was right; it is something I will never ever forget. Thanks to my friend for encouraging me to go and God Bless the ALIVE Core Team. It was a real life changer." --Dell