Join us for the Women’s & Men’s Christian Experience Weekends (CEW)

February 2-4, 2024 (women’s weekend)

February 16-18, 2024 (men’s weekend)

To Sign-up please use the registration form below:

Have questions? Please contact:
Emily Andes at or Kevin Shepard at


The purpose of the Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is to strengthen and enrich your relationship with God. A special time and place, away from the busy routine of daily living are provided where a true Christian community will develop in a variety of ways.

The Christian Experience Weekend is not a retreat consisting of strict silence and meditation. It is rather a shared Christian experience that grew out of the realization that the Christian life has to be experienced before it can be properly appreciated.

The weekend is intended for any person who wants to grow in their relationship with Christ and others; the person who is looking for more out of life – the “fullness of life” and joy that Jesus came to bring us. The first weekend is for women only. The second weekend is for men only.

A team of lay people, Priests, and Spiritual Directors conduct the weekend, which includes: talks and discussions, prayer services and Masses, and also time for reflection, good food and fun.

2021 “Virtue”al Retreat

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and diocesan restrictions, we were unable to host a traditional CEW Retreat for men and women in 2021. However, from February 12-14, 2021 we were able to host a virtual retreat and renewal by streaming three talks (one per day) to our Facebook page. Feel free to watch or re-watch one or all of the talks below as we hope it helps you grow in your faith and relationship with God.

Talk # 1 – Faith

Hear a reflection on the theological virtue of Faith through the witness and reflection of four generations of women from the same family.

Talk #2 – Hope

Reflect on the need and importance of the theological virtue of Hope as our faith in God extended into the future, and how we’re called to live and share hope with others.

Talk #3 – Love

Hear about and reflect on the crown of all virtues, the theological virtue of Love.