When: March 10 - 11, 2017
Time: Friday 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Where: St. Mary of the Lake
Director: Fr. Michael Nacius
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
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 email@example.com
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
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