ACTS proto-Core (November) --- 15791 Falmouth
Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH
One bother knight and 6 parishioners attender our past Parish ACTS retreat proto-Core meeting, the proto-Core Team meets every month to plan the annual women’s ACTS retreat and the men’s ACTS retreat, our meetings were conducted at Holy Martyrs Church before the pandemic declaration, after the pandemic declaration we continue our meetings by means of video conference, during our last meeting the men’s ACTS retreat director gave an update on the retreat preparation and the COVID-19 guidelines to be used during the retreat preparation and during the retreat
The Men’s Retreat was canceled due to the surge of COVID-19, The registered retreatants were notified, by phone of the cancellation
A decision was made to move forward from a proto-core to a full ACTS Core
Women’s Retreat for MAY 2021: There was a little discussion about not holding a 2021 retreat but in the end, it was decided to move forward with planning one.
Our ACTS proto-Core also includes parishioners from Our Lady of Hope Parish, this accomplish two objectives, the first one is to help the Parish of The Holy Eucharist to strength our 3+ year ACTS ministry and to expand the reach of the ACTS retreat to other Parishes, over these past 3 years the ACTS retreat has touched and changed the lives of 100+ parishioners, the fruits of the retreat have been clear in the four core areas of ACTS, A (Adoration) C (Community), T (Theology) and S (Service), many of our Parish ministries have seen a grow in participation coming from the retreatants.
POTHE/OLH ACTS CORE Formation: Both pastors gave their blessing to move forward with forming a Core. By forming a Core, the POTHE/OLH ACTS Community will be a legal Community in the eyes of ACTS Missions. Forming a Core is the next step in the ACTS process after having the 4 Mission Retreats, 2 Men’s and 2 Women’s retreats. The Core is the “guiding body,” along with the pastors and Fr Marquis, our ACTS Chaplain, that assures that all retreats are kept in the true order that ACTS intended, SIMPLE, CATHOLIC, REVERENT.