The Four Pillars in Faith ACC hosts a discernment retreat titled “Come Follow Me!” starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 19, and ending at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at St. Mary Church, 645 3rd Ave. SE, Milaca.
The Four Pillars in Faith ACC includes St. Louis, Foreston, St. Mary, Milaca, St. Kathryn, Ogilvie, and St. Mary, Mora.
Planned for young men and women entering seventh grade and up, the retreat features a concert by singer/songwriter Luke Spehar and Father Derek Wiechmann, pastor of the churches in the ACC, giving a testimony and celebrating Mass each day. There will also be eucharistic adoration and confession. A variety of speakers will discuss discerning single life, married life, religious life and the priesthood.
The retreat also includes games, food and camping. Young men will camp in the church yard and young women will stay in the classrooms.
Boys and girls entering grades four through six are invited (at no cost) to join the group for Wednesday afternoon activities, starting at 1 p.m. and concluding with Mass at 5 p.m. A family potluck meal follows the Mass.
The cost of the retreat is $10. Register at www.fourpillarsinfaith.org or call 320-983-3255 by June 5.
Pictured above: Father Derek Wiechmann, pastor of the churches in the ACC, during a Corpus Christi procession in 2021. (Dianne Towalski / The Central Minnesota Catholic)