Fifty-two men and women participated in a two-day Spiritual Retreat at St. Patrick on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24.
Sponsored by St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 10567 and the Ladies Auxiliary, the annual retreat included presentations, discussions and prayer. The theme of the retreat was "Catholic Men and Women of Action - through Prayer, Study and Work".
Council 10567 Grand Knight Ronnie Muro said, "My many thanks to all that took the time to attend the retreat. In today's busy world, it's important we stop and take time to reflect on where we are on our spiritual journey. This weekend was a great reminder that we need to develop our spiritual lives through more prayer, study and work. As we do this, we are ready to take action - doing God's work by serving the church and those around us. I challenge those who attended to consult their personal plan of action regularly and fulfill those commitments."
The retreat was planned and organized by Phillip Troha. Starting with prayer in the chapel Friday night, the participants then enjoyed a steak dinner, complete with all the trimmings. Phil Neely then delivered the first presentation on "Prayer", which was followed by table discussions. Each table group then shared their thoughts on the topic of Prayer. The Friday night session ended with more prayer in the chapel.
Saturday's events included a talk on "Study" by John Martignoni and one on "Work" by Joseph Byrd. The format continued with table discussions and sharing on each topic. The day ended with the Rosary and prayers in the chapel.
The Knights and Ladies would like to thank all who participated in the retreat and all who helped make it possible, especially Phil Troha and presenters Phil Neely, John Martignoni and Joseph Byrd. Thanks also to the following who helped prepare the meal Friday night: Joe Dush, Mike Muro, Larry Cannon, Rob Smith, Charles Blanchard, Charlie Muro, Pat Reece, Debbie Muro and Cindy Troha.
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