The ACTS Missions Houston Chapter is an extension of ACTS Missions organized to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston by promoting, consulting in, facilitating and sponsoring ACTS retreats. Read more about the Houston Chapter on their website.
About the ACTS Retreat
The ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men, women and teens are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Cath0lic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it. The retreat itself facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with our Lord through: 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, his people and the parish faith community. Each retreat is conducted by a retreat "team" composed of ~ 36 individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats. Chosen by the retreat Director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat talks and activities, and ministers to the needs of the retreatants during the retreat weekend.