Palm Sunday Retreat

Friday, Apr 3, 2020 – Sunday, Apr 5, 2020

5:30pm – 1:00pm


Encounters with Jesus

The Stories of Holy Week

April 3-5, 2020

     Through a series of talks, imaginative prayer experiences, silent reflection and times for sharing, spiritual director, writer, musician and storyteller Steve Givens will help lead retreatants to a closer walk with Jesus during his final days and passion. Also included will be special presentations by Msgr. Michael Witt on Saturday morning: The Wedding Feast at Cana: A Wine Story about God’s Abundance and The Eucharist: From Passover to Mass. Msgr. Will also be celebrating Mass on Saturday morning. Fr. Al McMenamy, SM, will be available for confessions in the afternoon and will lead a reconciliation service on Saturday evening. Fr. Al will also celebrate Palm Sunday Mass on Sunday morning.

Steve Givens is a widely published writer on issues of Catholic-Christian faith and spirituality. He has been a regular contributor to the daily devotional “Living Faith” for more than 30 years and is a “Faith Perspectives” columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Spiritual Direction program at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and is a trustee of the Institute.

Msgr. Witt is Professor of Church History at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and is and is the author of “Saint Louis: The Story of Catholic Evangelization of America’s Heartland” volumes 1,2 & 3. In addition to his teaching duties at the Seminary, Msgr. Witt is pastor of All Saints Church in U. City and spends ample time with his dog, Teilhard!

The retreat will take place at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center, 4000 Highway 109, Eureka, MO. The center is located on 120 acres adjacent to the Meramec River and features miles of forest trails, cliffs, streams, meadows and a sculpture garden. Private rooms include private toilets and showers. The $200 fee also includes 6 meals, linens and towels.


This silent retreat begins with supper at 5:30 pm on Friday and concludes with the free 2pm concert, “The Seven Last Words of Jesus”.

PAYMENT INFO:  We still accept checks as a form of payment, please click “MORE INFO” to download and print out the registration form or pay here securely thru PayPal.

Event Location

Marianist Retreat & Conference Center, 4000 Highway 109
Eureka, MO, 63025

Event Fees

PAY IN FULL NOW – Private Room (Per Person)
$ 200.00
PAY IN FULL NOW – Shared Room for Couples Only (Per Person)
$ 180.00
PAY IN FULL NOW – Commuter Rate
$ 99.00
PAY-ONLY-$25-NOW OPTION (NON-REFUNDABLE): Balance Due Upon Arrival
$ 25.00