pittsburgh men's emmaus

Parishioner Mike Cappelli is encouraging the men of the parish to attend the Pittsburgh Men’s Emmaus Retreat, which will be held from Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center in Southside.

The retreat is a gathering of men, ages 18 and up. Some are Christian, some are not. Some have no faith at all. Many have questions about life, themselves and God. “Does God even exist? Does God have a place in my life?”

The retreat takes place in a relaxed atmosphere. If you choose to, you can just sit back and listen the entire weekend. You will simply hear men sharing personal stories of their own life and faith experience. Their common bond is their desire to become all that God intended them to be.

The $150 cost for the weekend includes a private room and all meals. Partial or full financial assistance is available. An Emmaus retreat weekend is not about the money, and retreat leaders will make sure that does not stop you from attending. All discussions regarding the cost of your weekend are held in confidence. There are attendees at every retreat who may pay nothing at all.

The men organizing and hosting these Emmaus retreat weekends were not born holy and each has led a very different life. They will not try to convince or preach to you. Instead, they will share experiences and let you draw your own conclusions.

You will have a chance to reflect, pray and consider the bigger questions of your life in a place that is far enough away to separate you from the distractions of everyday life, but close enough that you could be home in a matter of minutes.

For information, contact Mike at 412-352-7631.

You can also get information and register online at http://www.PittsburghEmmaus.com/

Click here for a brochure that includes a registration form.