(Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service)
The ACTS movement came to birth from the Cursillo Movement through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. ACTS started in 1987 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, Texas, a small suburb of San Antonio. ACTS Missions was founded in 1997 to take the ACTS Retreat to new Parishes all over the world so that the ACTS Community would be alive in all parishes. ACTS has grown much since 1987 and is now all over Texas, in 14 states, and 3 countries (Mexico, Honduras, and South Africa). It is currently in almost 20 parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The ACTS retreat has gradually become a Parish Weekend Retreat patterned after the description of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles (ACTS 2:42-47); breaking bread together, worshiping together, receiving instruction together, sharing in common, and reaching out in loving service. After the Weekend, participants are encouraged to reach out to parish activities.
What is the purpose of the ACTS retreat?
An ACTS weekend is designed to help the retreatants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one's parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith, all of which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish, and one another.
MQP ACTS Core Team
Tom Tueth, President
DeAnn Wilson, Vice-President
Pat Martin, Secretary
Shari Kern, Database
Landy Wedlock, Women's Supplies Coordinator
Doug Dolan, Communications
Dan Fauska, Men's Support
Tom Milford, Follow Up
Tom Pulliam, Finance
Joel Schumacher, Men's Supplies Coordinator
Tina Tlapek, Women's Support
Lolly Usted, Follow Up