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WATCH #9

 

WATCH #10 

WATCH is a weekend of Spiritual Renewal, a time for you to experience God's love for you through the Church.  WATCH #10 was held at St. Pius X on February 16 - 18 this year (2017).  Plan on joining us on the next WATCH weekend, WATCH #11 of 2019, which is usually held the first weekend at the beginning of Lent each year. 

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm,  meet at Farrell Hall.
  • Saturday, from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, meet at Farrell Hall.
  • Sunday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, meet at Farrell Hall.  All will attend the 10:30 am mass (your family is invited to join you).

What's Included

  • All meals are provided.
  • Refreshments provided.
  • Special diet accommodations are available upon request.
  • Casual dress.
  • No overnight stays.
  • Bring nothing more than an open mind and heart. 

We invite and welcome all parishioners, male and female, whether you’ve made a WATCH weekend before or this is your first, to the WATCH community for this special weekend you’ll always remember.

In today's busy world, it seems like we are continually spending more and more time on matters considered "necessary" and less time on areas of our lives we really deem important.

WATCH offers a weekend of activities to focus on some important aspects of life:  ourselves, our relationship with God, sacraments, and our Christian family.  It fulfills a need in all of us to escape our hectic schedules and to relax during a time of prayer, reflection and fun.

WATCH is ecumenical and coed.  Participants go home at night.  We welcome everyone who desires a deeper relationship with Jesus and wants to meet fellow Christians.  The weekend includes a series of talks and other presentations directed toward renewal.  Time is set aside for private reflection, meditation, prayer and group discussion.   

WATCH is a stress-free environment which includes fun-filled activities, free time and the opportunity to make new friends. 

Whether you are new to the parish, new to the church, an active member or someone who is searching for a deeper faith, WATCH will be a blessing to you in your life's journey.

The fee for the weekend is $60 per person.  Scholarships are also available upon request. 

Here are some comments by participants of previous WATCH weekends:

“Glory be to God. What an amazing weekend. Thank you so much for helping me come closer to Christ. I felt a 'renewal' at Holy Mass this morning.”

 

“I can’t say thank you enough to the entire WATCH team. Best experience of my Catholic life so far.”

 

“The entire experience was a major blessing. I immensely enjoyed the stories that were shared.”

 

“All talks were 'Awesome'. The food was 5 stars--no, 6 stars."

 

“The speakers gave me so much to consider and take to heart.  They gave me strength to follow Christ more closely and to learn more, share more.  And the food was excellent!  Thanks."

 

“Listening to the speakers and them sharing their personal stories.  It made me feel emotional as that's when I felt Christ's presence.  We are here for a purpose.”

 

“Getting to know my table mates and their journeys!"

 

“There were so many things . . . the talks, the meditations, the group projects, the time we had to reflect . . . most of all the people."

 

“Loved it all!  All the speakers were awesome . . . I met so many wonderful people and hopefully many long-time friends.”