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ACTS Retreats

Building Community with God and One Another through
Adoration, Community, Theology and Service


Upcoming ACTS Retreats at Church of Saint Mary

ACTS Men’s Retreat: April 18 – 21, 2024
Director: Craig Naumann
Location: Egan Camp and Retreat Center (Tahlequah, OK)



What Is ACTS?

An ACTS Retreat is a parish-based 4-day, 3-night retreat, which offers parishioners an opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ. The ACTS Retreat begins Thursday evening and ends with 10:30 AM Sunday Mass at the Church of Saint Mary.

ACTS Retreats are given by parishioners for parishioners, and in this way, serve to build Christian community at the parish level.

While utilizing prayer, service, and teaching, the ACTS Retreat meets people where they are in their spiritual journey and invites them to experience God in a manner that is both personal and communal.

The ACTS Retreat experience is rooted in the Pascal Mystery in that retreatants are invited to reflect on the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout the weekend, retreatants are invited to prayerfully consider how they can respond to God’s love. This invitation is extended through the pillars of the apostolate: Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service.

Why Attend?

Those who attend an ACTS retreat share in an experience that has impacted more than one million lives worldwide since the first retreat in 1987. There are numerous testimonies describing retreatants who were evangelized through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. They witness to becoming better fathers, mothers, husbands, wives and children.

As a result, ACTS is supported by bishops and priests worldwide as a legitimate participant in the Church’s New Evangelization. Through ACTS, the laity respond to their baptismal call and seek to participate in the apostolic mission of the Church to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Introducing ACTS CORE Members

Facilitator Jackie Fusco

(918) 706-5829


Co-Facilitator Mike Goss

(918) 640-9010


Financial Coordinator Bill Tennant

(918) 430-4228


Retreat Support (Women) Tim Wells

(918) 629-1987


Retreat Support (Men) Erin Dailey

(918) 809-4722


Retreat Supply (Women) Linda Mix

(918) 691-5355


Retreat Supply (Men) Ronnie Greenwell

(918) 633-1901


Communications Coordinator Linda Wewers

(918) 346-9544


Spiritual Coordinator (Women) Trisha Short

(417) 496-5270


Spiritual Coordinator (Men) Don Lodes

(918) 607-3470


Social Coordinator Shellee Pemberton

(918) 361-8311


Music Coordinator Kathy Beckham

(918) 385-1368


If you have a questions or concerns about ACTS or upcoming retreats, please reach out to anyone on CORE.


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  • Linda Shields

    I was so blessed to be able to go on the 2020 ACTS Retreat at Our Lady Guadeloupe, in Luther, OK. I will forever be humbled by the lessons and love put forth by all the wonderful ACTS team members. I took away so much love for Jesus (I knew I had but needed more). I got so much more than I could ever have imagined.
    I have so much more to learn and love and most importantly, give back. I cannot express what an amazing experience my retreat was. I thank God every day especially with all the unrest in our country and the world.
    May God Bless St. Mary’s community, Father Jack and Father Vince and my deepest love and gratitude for the ACTS retreat team members.
    Proud SIC, Linda Shields


    What are the dates for the Acts retreat?

  • Linda Reimers

    Hello my name is Linda Reimers I was the Spiritual Companion for the Women’s retreat in Wichita last year.
    I was wondering when your next retreat will be and also whom do I contact I would like to serve on Core and I don’t know the process.

    • Mike Malcom

      Jackie Fusco, ACTS director, wants you to come to the next Core meeting on April 16 at noon as her guest. Please email her at


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