K of C Spiritual Retreat – March 24-26

Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft Road, Detroit, MI  48223

The Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council 11811 would like to invite the men of Holy Family Parish to join us and other area Knights in a special weekend of prayer, relaxation, fellowship and spiritual renewal.  Enjoy a weekend away from the stresses of everyday life and allow time to listen to God and to what His will is in your life.  Each retreatant is given their own private room with private bath/shower facilities. There are quiet areas for reading and reflection, an extraordinary chapel for private prayer as well as where Mass, morning prayer, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are celebrated.  There are several acres of grounds for walking, and great meals provide nourishment for the body!

Retreat Theme

Abide in Me: Choosing to Live Faithfully in an Era of Chaos

“Abide in me, as I abide in you…you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
Abide in my love…” ~ John 15:4

More often than not, it seems that we are living in an “era of chaos.” Life seems to hurl us into the chaos of change, where our certainties are shaken and our faith may even begin to falter. Some chaos we choose (intentionally or unintentionally by the decisions we make); some is thrust upon us against our will; sometimes it creeps up on us while we are not looking.

Can this chaos – this mess – be something to embrace rather than fear? Can we find the courage to trust God when it appears that life as we know it is breaking down? ls it possible to see the chaos not as something we need to be rescued from, but as something that can help us break through to a place where God can make all things new?


If you are interested in joining us, please secure your registration by sending payment directly to the retreat center.  Suggested donation is $210 (a minimum $30 deposit is required to secure reservation).  Checks may be mailed to the retreat center (address above).  You may also pay by credit card by calling (313) 535-9563 or online at https://www.stpaulretreat.org/event/mens-weekend-24.  Please mention retreat group name of St. Francis K of C and date of retreat when making your reservation.

If attending, please also provide your name, address, phone, and e-mail to the retreat captain, Gary Mallia, at gmallia@yahoo.com or (248) 496-9838.  This will allow Gary to follow-up with the retreat center to ensure they have received your deposit.  Please do not send any money to Gary.