ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. The goals of an ACTS retreat are to strengthen our faith, to renew ourselves spiritually and to build lasting friendships. Laymen present the ACTS retreat and clergy provide support and oversight. All adults age 18 or older are invited to attend.

The St. Louis / St. Francis ACTS Ministry invites you to immerse yourself in your faith and attend a special spirit filled retreat at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. This is a three-day, three-night retreat with a private room and bath. Retreats begin on Thursday evenings with check-in between 5:45- 6:15 pm at St. Louis Church Parish Hall (just to the right of the Rt. 108 entrance). Transportation will be provided to Bon Secours Retreat Center as well as a light meal upon arrival. Return is on Sunday in time for the 11:00 am mass at St. Francis or St. Louis. Family and friends are encourage to attend Mass as well as a reception that will follow Mass.

Women's retreat: Thurs. March 23rd - Sunday March 26th.
Joan Doyle
301-442-4675 (cell)
Polly Stavrou

Men's retreat: Thurs. April 20th - Sunday April 23rd.
David Huff
Lawrence “Enzo” Nardolillo

FALL 2023
Men's retreat: September 21-24
Women's retreat: October 12-15

The cost of the retreat is $400. Payment can be made via check, cash or credit card. If you pay via check, please send a deposit of $200 or the full amount of $400, made payable to “St. Louis Church” with the ACTS retreat dates included in the memo. This will reserve your place on the retreat. The balance is due 14 days prior to the retreat. Please register online or complete the paper registration and mail it along with your deposit to St Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029.
Click on the links below to pay by credit card.
*Credit Card - Men's Retreat
*Credit Card - Women's Retreat

Please Note: Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat. If you have financial concerns, contact the retreat director.

You will receive a letter 10 to 14 days prior to the retreat detailing the items you will need to bring with you. If you need any information or have questions please contact the retreat director.