Third annual women's retreat to focus on joy

Friday, May. 19, 2017
Third annual women's retreat to focus on joy + Enlarge
The 2016 women's retreat at St. Mary Parish drew dozens of women.
By Special to the Intermountain Catholic

WEST HAVEN  — The Daughters of Mary Village of the Immaculata at St. Mary Catholic Church in West Haven invite women ages 18 or over to participate in its third annual women’s retreat, titled “Joyful in Christ.”
The weekend will begin with a check-in time of 3 p.m. on Friday, June 9 and conclude Sunday, June 11 at noon. Taking place in a campground setting on the parish grounds, it is open to women of all denominations.
Throughout the retreat, the faithful will deepen their knowledge of Christian discipleship through scripturally based presentations focusing on joy. Additionally, times of reflection will be offered through daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Nocturnal Adoration with an emphasis on praying for vocations, the recitation of the rosary, as well as other prayer services.
The day’s events will conclude with fireside evening gatherings complete with marshmallow roasting.
Led by Father Gustavo Vidal, pastor of St. Mary Parish, the retreat will be guided by Father Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata Ann O’Donnell from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
The objective of the weekend is to give participants the opportunity to abandon their lives to God and to strengthen their relationships with one another.
WHAT: Women’s retreat
WHEN: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11
WHERE: St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven
COST: $40, includes lodging, meals and all materials. Scholarships available.
For information, call Heidi, 801-458-9120; or Lucy, 801-719-9777. Registration materials are available at


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