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The intent of the ACTS Retreat Manual is to provide all priests, deacons, and lay ACTS Retreat Team leaders and members with the necessary information to facilitate the ACTS Retreat process in a way that grounds the experience in the invitation to encounter Jesus Christ and be His disciple.
Vision, Values, Mission, & Who We Are VISION: The ACTS Apostolate partners with Catholic parishes in building vibrant, active communities through ACTS Retreats and ongoing parish support. VALUES: Our values will guide ACTS Missions actions, unite our stakeholders, and define our brand. Adoration: Responding through prayer and worship to receiving God's gifts of grace, mercy, and love Community: Living and participating in the One Body of Christ as Church, beginning with the parish Theology: Deepening our relationship with God through prayerful study to better understand and fulfill His will for our lives Service: Answering the call to discipleship by following the model that Christ gave us MISSION: The ACTS Apostolate enables Catholic parish communities to utilize ACTS Retreats as an evangelization tool that inspires intentional Christ-centered discipleship. The ACTS Apostolate (Commonly referred to as "ACTS"): An association of lay Catholics dedicated to the advancement of ACTS Retreats. The intent of the retreat is to provide an opportunity for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ with a twofold purpose: promote intentional Christ-centered discipleship and build parish community. The ACTS Apostolate encompasses the following: ACTS Missions (headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, USA), ACTS Missions Chapters, and ACTS Cores. The apostolate is faithful to the Roman Catholic Church and her teachings and operates in collaboration with the bishops and pastors of the dioceses in which ACTS is present.