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St. Patrich Church Men's Group Retreat 2017
Men of St. Patrick Church

When:     March 10 - 11, 2017

Time:      Friday 7pm - 10pm 

                Saturday 9am - 4pm

Where:    St. Mary of the Lake


Director: Fr. Michael Nacius

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The Men of St. Patrick invite other men from 

Church of St. Mary and Holy Cross to attend

all or part of this Lenten retreat.

This year’s retreat theme is “The Cross of Jesus: Source of Blessing and Source of Grace”. Our retreat, which falls during the holy season of Lent, will encourage you to explore, hear and respond to the call of conversion and a closer following of the Lord.


Fr. Mike is the new Pastor of the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest. Fr. Mike comes with a vast amount of life experiences based on his years of being a Pastor. He says “I love being a Pastor and that’s all I ever wanted to be”.  He was ordained a priest on May 20, 1989 and has served as an Associate Pastor at four different parishes as well as Pastor at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Matteson and most recently Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Flossmoor.  He was appointed Pastor at St. Mary’s in July of 2016.


When asked to describe Fr. Mike, those asked created a video on YouTube and described him as a friend, funny, kind and caring, inspirational, loving,  a gracious shepherd, dedicated, a rock, holy, a golf enthusiastic, empathic, and a community builder. He was recognized by the Village of Flossmoor for his outstanding contribution as a community leader and had a plaque commemorating his service which was presented by the mayor.


We are very lucky to have him as our Retreat Leader. He asks that you bring a cross that has special meaning to you to the retreat.

Fr. Mike Nacius

View the video of how folks describe Fr. Mike

Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 10th


Optional Dinner at Ristorante Bottaio in Libertyville

To RSVP for dinner indicate your choice in the Registration Form below

or email Ron Rucolas at


Gather in Residence Hall Living Room


First Session in the Chapel


Refreshments in Bernardin Place, 3rd Floor

Saturday, March 11th

7:10am - 9:00am

Adoration in the Chapel - 30 minute slots




Second Session - Room 102

Reflection time

Reconciliation - Room 104


Stations of the Cross - CDM Chapel


Lunch in the Dining Hall


Third Session - Room 102


Mass in the Chapel




$125 (including room), $75 (without room)

Make check payable to St Patrick Mens’ Group

Mail your check to:

Tony Coughlan, 433 S. Ridge Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045



Tony Coughlan


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