Little Flower Parish has the distinction of being the first parish in the state of Ohio to introduce the ACTS parish based retreat. More than a simple retreat “program”, ACTS is designed to implement the New Evangelization in a way that transforms parishes into intentional disciples. Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1987, ACTS is now a national and international movement. ACTS retreats are structured on the foundation of Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Parishioners come together to experience how their daily lives are fundamentally impacted by the Word and Sacraments of our faith. Through a weekend retreat (men’s and women’s) and through small faith communities, parishioners are led to live their faith more intentionally on a personal and community level.
Little Flower Parish ACTS Retreats – 2015 – 2016
Men’s Retreat: November 19-22, 2015 (begins on Thursday evening and ends early Sunday afternoon)
Women’s Retreat: March 31-April 3, 2016 (begins on Thursday evening and ends early Sunday afternoon)
On June 13, 2015, the following parishioners were selected to serve as members of the ACTS Council for Little Flower Parish. The ACTS Council is consultative in role and consensus-seeking in process. Following the national statues set forth by ACTS Missioners, members oversee and promote ACTS working closely with the pastor. Their role is to strengthen the culture of intentional discipleship by promoting ACTS, subsequent faith sharing experiences and other ministry opportunities.
Eric Zatko: Facilitator
Cheryl Schramm: Co- Facilitator
Laurie Toth: Communications Coordinator
Mike Myers: Data Base Coordinator
Missy Gillig: Financial Coordinator
Fred Glynn: Support Coordinator
Frank Terrill: Retreat Supply Coordinator
Mark Stasa: Spiritual Coordinator
Karli Vercellotti: Social Coordinator
Meghan Slates: Music Coordinator
ACTS Registration- women 2016
ACTS registration – men 2015
frequently asked questions
Application forms are also available in the Parish Office.
ACTS Missions Vision
Through the ACTS retreat, ACTS Missions provides the spark that ignites Catholics, worldwide, with the true eternal flame of the Holy Spirit. As an instrument of God, ACTS is the light that will bring about the New Evangelization to the entire world by fostering love and true discipleship, leading others to a commitment and obedience to Our Lord Jesus Christ by our every word, action and thought.