What Happens at a REC?

Participants experience the message of the Paschal Mystery of Christ through music, discussions, talks, prayer, Scripture, Liturgy, and celebration.

Each of the three parts of the retreat has a central theme.

First Part
“Die Day”

“Die Day” is a time centered on the death of Jesus Christ. On “Die Day”, participants reflect on many different aspects of their lives, focusing on better relationships with God, themselves and others.

Second Part
“Rise Day”

“Rise Day” is a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On “Rise Day”, participants celebrate the presence of God’s love in their lives.

Third Part
“Go Day”

“Go Day” explores the continuous call to spread the Good News. On “Go Day”, participants recognize and prepare to carry forth the message of Jesus Christ with a new insight and strength for their lives.

A REC weekend works to build spiritual growth through participation in group activities. Although some time is given for individual prayer and reflection, the emphasis throughout the weekend is on group participation.

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