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The Retreat at a Glance

A powerful three-day experience exploring life’s meaning and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

ChristLife will be filming the retreat talks to form the basis of a new Discovering Christ video course: a course which will reach countless others who might be seeking, just like you.

Who is the Retreat For?

The Discovering Christ retreat is a perfect opportunity for those who might be searching and people looking to renew their spiritual lives.  Come together with others looking as you are. During the Discovering Christ retreat participants will -

Explore life’s meaning and who Jesus Christ is and how he can make a difference in their lives

Connect with other people who are looking to center their lives on what matters most

Enjoy delicious meals, times of fellowship, and heart-lifting times of prayer and reflection


Retreat Dynamics and Talks

While “Discovering Christ” is usually experienced over the course of 7 weeks, this offering provides the unique opportunity to participate in the Discovering Christ experience over the course of one weekend.

Throughout the weekend, retreatants will hear nine interesting and thought-provoking talks by ChristLife speakers Dave Nodar and Fr. Erik Arnold:

  1. What Is the Meaning of Life? 
  2. Why Does Jesus Matter?
  3. What Does Jesus Want Us To Know?
  4. Why Do I Need a Savior?
  5. Why Is the Resurrection Important for Us?
  6. Who Is the Holy Spirit?
  7. The Holy Spirit and You!
  8. New Life in the Spirit: Being a Catholic Disciple
  9. Believing and Belonging: Why We Need the Church

After the talks retreatants will be invited to reflect upon the talks in small groups. In these groups, you may speak as much or as little as you wish and it’s all done in a warm, friendly, and judgement-free environment.

Photo credit: Lori Doerneman

Photo credit: Lori Doerneman

Retreat Details

The Discovering Christ weekend retreat is completely free! Childcare will be offered so that parents and other caregivers may fully participate in the weekend. The retreat schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 11 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, March 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Sunday, March 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

During the retreat the following meals will be provided: Friday dinner; Saturday continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast. Sunday Mass at St. Mary of the Mills Church will be available outside the retreat schedule for retreatants to attend at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. 

Filmed Talks

ChristLife, the developer of the “Discovering Christ” course, will be filming the presentations offered during the weekend retreat for use in their new video release. 

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