Men's Retreat Details


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Final Retreat Details
1. Bring warm clothes to be outside (hat, gloves, sturdy pants, boots) - don’t skimp, we will be outside a bit
2. Friday: 5:00pm optional evening prayer for early arrivers
3. Friday: 5:30 Check-in opens, first session at 6:45
4. Friday: Irish stew available for early arrivers, and more food after evening sessions
5. **Saturday**: 3 man timed team competition for navigation in the woods - sturdy boots, pants, gloves needed; underwhelming prizes for winners! Do you have what it takes? This is an optional event.

CONTINUE BELOW for the rest of "What to bring", Directions and more.

Preparing for Men’s Retreat
I am so glad you are coming on the Holy Family Men’s Retreat.

Questions? Reach me at: [email protected] or call 740-424-6101 (leave a message if I don't answer)
God bless,
Fr. Drake

Preparing for Men’s Retreat

Below you’ll find:

  1. Check-In and Timeframe
  2. Location
  3. What is provided at the retreat
  4. What to bring
  5. Schedule Summary


  1. Check-In and Timeframe
    1. Arrive/Check-In: Friday, March 17, 5:30-6:45 in the: St. John Vianney Center
    2. Depart: Sunday, March 19, 12 noon
    3. More detailed schedule below

  2. Location:
    1. Apostolate for Family Consecration (located at Catholic Familyland)
      1. All events are in the: John Vianney Center (housing, meals and sessions)
      2. Google maps:
        1. Google maps takes you straight to the St. John Vianney Center
      3. 3375 Co Rd 36, Bloomingdale, OH 43910
      4. 740-567-7700

  3. What is provided at the retreat:
    1. All bedding, pillow and towel
    2. Meals
      1. Friday night: substantive snack
      2. Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
      3. Sunday: Breakfast
    3. Time to unplug, connect with others and listen to God

  4. What to bring:
    1. Bible (don’t forget your Bible!)
    2. Personal toiletries
    3. Clothes
    4. A desire to unplug for a bit, connect with other guys and have a great time
    5. Holy Spirit!

  5. Schedule Summary – Don’t miss Friday night!

(there are more details on the sessions and breaks, etc. You’ll get a more detailed schedule when you arrive)


5:00-5:30        Evening prayer for those who want to arrive early

5:30-6:45pm   Check-In

7:00-9:00        Session 1

9:00                Bonfire, Food


7:30am            Morning Prayer          

8:00                 Mass   

8:30                 Breakfast

9:30                 Session 2

11:15               Session 3

12:45               Lunch 

2:00-4:30        Activities/Free Time

5:30-6:45        Dinner

7:00-9:00         Session 4, Adoration, Confession

9:00 till whenever    Bonfire, food


7:30am            Morning Prayer          

8:00                 Mass   

8:30                 Breakfast

9:30                 Session 5

11:00               Mass

12:00               Head home