Mar 2nd & 3rd – Lenten Retreat, with a conference by Archbishop Burke

Credo of the Catholic Laity will be holding its Lenten Retreat Friday and Saturday March 2nd & 3rd at St Francis de Sales Oratory located on Ohio Avenue at Gravois.

Our Retreat Master will be Msgr. Michael Schmitz American Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Msgr. Schmitz is a very experienced retreat master who has conducted many retreats Friday’s schedule will conclude with a solemn High Mass with the Right Rev. Thomas Frerking, Abbot of the St. Louis Abbey as homilist.

A highlight of the retreat will be the third conference on Saturday when His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop Raymond L.Burke will make the presentation.

Needless to say we are delighted with this all star line up for our 2007 Retreat and we thank the Rev. Karl Lenhardt, Rector of St Francis de Sales Oratory and Vice Provincial of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest for obtaining these outstanding presenters for us.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make this Lenten Retreat one of your most efficacious. The full schedule for the Retreat is shown below.

The charge for the retreat is $15.00 per person to cover expenses, including both meals. If you have a problem covering this charge, especially those with large families do not hesitate to ask for help. We want to make this retreat available to as many people as we can. Children under 12 are free but we need to know they are coming so we can prepare enough food.

St. Francis de Sales is a magnificent church known as the Cathedral of the south, but in much need of repair. Since the archbishop assigned the Institute of Christ the King its use as an oratory many repairs have been made. The most important repair still needs to be completed. The 300 foot steeple must be stabilized as it’s pulling away from the main structure of the church. The cost is estimated to be close to one million dollars. Any profits from this retreat will go toward the fund to repair the steeple. If you are financially able we hope you will consider a generous donation for this worthy cause. Just add this donation to your retreat check.

Retreat Agenda
Friday March 2, 2007

2:00 p.m. Opening prayer: “Veni Creator” First Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

3:00 p.m. Exposition, Rosary, Benediction and Confession

4:00 p.m. Light supper (Basement)

5:00 p.m. Second Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Fr. Lenhardt) and Confession

7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass, Homilist: Right Rev. Thomas Frerking, Abbot of the St. Louis Abbey

Saturday March 3, 2007

9:00 a.m. Confessions, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

10:00 a.m. Third Conference by His Grace, the Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis

11:00 a.m. Solemn Adoration and Benediction with the Archbishop

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Fourth Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

2:45 p.m. Solemn High Mass, votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart with Te Deum

The retreat will close after Mass

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