New Year’s Eve Retreat

Sunday, December 31 to Monday, January 1  |  Cost: $90

Invite God into your New Year with this popular St. Anthony’s tradition. Join old and new friends as we prayerfully and joyfully welcome 2018. Insightful conferences will give you food for thought. A Holy Hour of Adoration and time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation precedes a social to ring in the New Year. January 1st brings more… including Mass and an elaborate brunch to close out this special retreat.

Begins with Sunday evening supper at 7 p.m. and concludes by 1 p.m. on Monday.

Presenter: Deacon Peter Burek of Wausau. He was ordained in 1999 and serves as one of two Deacons of the Eastside Parishes. He is involved in parish ministries, 18 years as a Deacon, with special emphasis on RCIA, Baptism Preparation, FOCCUS, Marriage Preparation, Scripture Groups and Liturgical Service. In his community outreach, Deacon Peter has served with Marathon County Jail Ministry since 1998. He has been married to Marilyn since 1977; they enjoy their four adult children and three grandchildren (and one on the way) together. In his secular life, he is the Operations Manager for the Wausau City Bus Department for 34 years.

Retreat Schedule:

Sunday Eve

6:00 Arrival and registration

7:00 Supper

8:00 Welcome and Orientation

8:15-9:15   Presentation   Deacon Peter (Topic: “The Fruits of the Spirit; Nutrition for the New Year”)

9:15  Quiet and reflection with opportunity for optional Reconciliation

10:00 Holy Hour (chapel)

11:15  “Countdown” and social time in the Hesse Lounge (optional)

Monday Morning

8:30- 9:30  Breakfast    (bookstore open)

9:45 Morning prayer (chapel)

10:00 – 11:00 Presentation  Deacon Peter (Topic: “TIME; A Celebration?”

Quiet time

11:30 Mass for New Year’s Day

12:15 Super New Year’s Luncheon

1:15 Departure