43rd Annual Men’s Retreat April 29-May 2, 2019

Please join us for the 43rd Annual Men’s Retreat – “Embodying Courage”
April 29-May 2, 2019
Capuchin Retreat Center
Washington, MI

Retreat Master
Rev. Phillip T. Cooke, SJ, is a priest of the United States Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. He currently ministers as the associate pastor of Gesu Church in Detroit where he spends time both in the parish and grade school. He has worked at the University of Detroit Mercy where he founded the Center for Social Entrepreneurship and at Red Cloud Indian School where he taught high school and was a pastor. He has a passion for walking with youth especially those most at risk. By the grace of God during his time on the reservation, Fr. Cooke became a grateful member of Al-Anon. It was within the program that he began to discover how big his God truly is. And he finds that God keeps getting bigger.

Fr. Cooke grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and studied philosophy at Creighton University. He wrote his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University on liberation theology and social entrepreneurship, followed by a fellowship as the first Jesuit-in-Residence at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. He is forever grateful to the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation whom he attributes for giving him many spiritual gifts through their resilience, reverence and faith in the Creator.

43rd Annual Men’s Retreat Event Details & Registration

Embodying Courage
“There is plenty of courage among us in the abstract but not in the concrete.” –Helen Keller
Our retreat this year will focus on the many ways in which we exercise courage in recovery. Thus, we must be fully aware of what we desire and seek in working our program. This process requires us getting to know ourselves and subsequently developing new forms of strength in our mind, spirit and body. Our time together will be filled with stories, sharing and prayer. We will not only talk about our recovery, but we will explore ways in which to practice and experience courage within our whole being in the here and now.

Date: Monday, April 29 @ 3:00 pm – Thursday, May 2 @ 12:00 pm
Cost: $269 – covers all presentations, three nights’ lodging (April 29 and 30 &  May 1) at the Capuchin Retreat Center and all meals beginning with dinner on Monday, April 9 and concluding with lunch on Thursday, May 2; payable by credit card or check to Guest House, Inc.
Organizer: Colleen Richards, 248-393-8994, crichards@guesthouse.org
Venue: Capuchin Retreat Center, 62460 Mt. Vernon Road, Washington, MI 48094 United States+ Google Map

Please register by APRIL 15.



Monday, April 29
3:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Opening Prayer & Dinner
6:30 pm Welcome and Introduction
7:00 pm Presentation & Discussion
8:00 pm Night Prayer

Tuesday, April 30
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Mass
10:00 am Presentation & Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1-5:00 pm Free Time (Massage therapist available during free time for a fee.)
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Presentation & Discussion
7:15 pm AA Meeting with Capuchin Center
8:30 pm Optional Night Prayer

Wednesday, May 1
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Mass
10:00 am Presentation & Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1-4:00 pm Free Time (Massage therapist available during free time for a fee.)
Evening program will take place at Guest House Scripps Mansion
4:00 pm Depart for Guest House
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Special Evening of Entertainment
7:15 pm Night Prayer
7:30 pm Return to Capuchin Center

Thursday, May 2
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Mass
10:00 am Presentation & Discussion
11:30 am Lunch and Departure