Sat., Jan 30

“Searching for and maintaining peace”

Fr. Philippe Jacques Retreat

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Join us for a day retreat with Fr. Jacques Philippe at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, on Saturday January 30.

The retreat will begin with an 8:00 AM mass, and the retreat proper will run from 9:00 AM (following the mass) through 3:30 PM.
It is to include light morning refreshments after the morning mass, and a boxed lunch catered by Panera for all retreat participants in the Parish Hall.
Cost of the retreat is $20.00.

Interested? Click HERE view and print the form, and fill it out, and then send it to the parish office.
Or, if you prefer, contact the parish office: (616) 459-8362.



About Fr. Jacques Philippe, from his webpage:

father-jacques-philippeJacques Philippe was born on March 12, 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying mathematics in college, he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. In 1976, he met the then recently-founded Community of the Beatitudes and answered the Lord’s call to follow Him through this vocation (see below for more information on the Community of the Beatitudes). He then spent several years in Nazareth and Jerusalem immersing himself in the study of Hebrew and the Jewish roots of Christianity. In 1981, he traveled to Rome to study theology and canon law, was ordained a priest in 1985, and began his work as a spiritual director, working in the formation of priests and seminarians of the Community. In 1994, he returned to France, where he assumed various responsibilities including the development of training in the Community, and participation in its General Council. He has also preached retreats regularly in France and abroad and has consolidated his principal retreat themes into several books on spirituality. In recent years, he has devoted himself primarily to spiritual direction and preaching retreats.

We hope you will take advantage of this blessed opportunity, this Saturday, January 30.