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An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men, women and teens are given separately. The focus of the retreat is Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats.

Diocese of Alexandria ACTS Chapters:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Forest Hill
Javier Molinary |

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria
David Laborde |

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville

St. Joseph Church, Marksville
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St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Cottonport
Luke Welch |

St. Alphonsus Church, Hessmer

St. Patrick Church, Ferriday

St. Augustine Church, Isle Brevelle

St. Michael the Archangel, Leesville

St. Rita Church, Alexandria

Nic Ohrt |


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A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) is one of the fastest growing evangelization ministries in the U.S.

In the Diocese of Alexandria, ACTS retreats are offered by these parishes -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Alexandria; Sacred Heart of Jesus in Pineville; St. Joseph in Marksville; St. Mary's Assumption in Cottonport; St. Patrick Church, Ferriday; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Forest Hill and St. Alphonsus, Hessmer. All ACTS retreats in the diocese are held at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville.

ACTS Missions Chapter of Alexandria Board

Director, Ken Wasmer

Secretary, Melanie Dupré

Treasurer, Carolyn Bordelon

Communications, Mark Neely

Bishop’s Liaison, Dcn. Richard Mitchell