Be Watchful, Be Alert! retreat (offered both in-person and virtually)
Wednesday, 11/11/2020 from 8am-4pm @ Holy Family Church in Old Town. To register: http://tinyurl.com/umainebealertretreat
This retreat will provide the opportunity to reflect back on the past months and look forward to preparing for the coming time at home and Advent season. Registration is $5 paid either by Venmo, cash, or check. A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Please reach out to Audrey, Fr. Kyle, or any of the FOCUS missionaries if you have any questions. We are excited to spend the day in prayer, reflection, and preparation with you!
Upcoming FOCUS Conference
SEEK21 is a four-day, live broadcast event from February 4-7, 2021 that will bring incredible Catholic speakers, prayer, small group discussions, and entertainment right to us! This will be a great opportunity for us to come together as a community to grow in faith alongside each other. We are so excited that despite the pandemic, we will still be able to experience SEEK21! This time is challenging but it has provided us some great opportunities to do things we never would have thought of before!
Registration is now open and only costs $50! To learn more about this FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Conference, and to register, click here. If you’d like to get updates and stay in the loop about plans arranged by our UMaine FOCUS Missionaries, fill out this Google form: https://forms.gle/agdKkSEBY7yqkaV3A
4/2020 – The Work of Bees: a virtual retreat on the sweetness of Easter, was our first ever virtual retreat, inspired by the Easter Proclamation or Exsultet, which is a prayer sung at the Easter Vigil each year. We were thrilled to have a dynamic line-up of speakers:
- Sr. Bethany Madonna, Sister of Life
- Fr. MJ Groark, Capuchin Friar
- Kelsey Skoch, author of Uncompromising Purity
- JohnMarc Skoch, our very own FOCUS Regional Director
“[The retreat] really emphasized for me and reminded me of the hope of the resurrection and what joy looks like in action; and the importance of practicing virtue in small steps at first, in order to live a saintly life, and our mission here on earth.” -student participant