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How can God use a sinner like me?

September 13-15, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: How can God use a sinner like me?

Why has God allowed so many bad people in the Church? In fact, why has he allowed me to be part of the Church? Why isn't the Church filled with saints? Why have there been scoundrels in the Church? We will reflect on Jesus' mission to sinners and the way that he transforms them step by step, beginning with the apostles and continuing into the present time. The goal will be to see ourselves in the lives of the first disciples and their own relationship with Jesus Christ.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Frances of Rome - KC Council, St. John Neumann (St. Charles), St. Anne (Pleasant Prarie), St. John of the Cross (Western Springs)

Please call the office at 847-381-1261 to register for this retreat.

Retreat Master:


Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Father Pacwa received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus, as a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts as well as his Ph.D. in Old Testament. He is best known for his appearances on EWTN for over the last thirty years. Fr. Pacwa is a best-selling Catholic author and has written numerous books on a variety of topics about the Scripture and our Catholic Faith to continue to teach us and generations to come. To leave a Legacy means to: bequest, give an inheritance or endowment. That is the singular driving motivation for Father Pacwa‘s fervent desire to reach out and speak to groups of young Catholic adults. Father Pacwa’s vision is to create a “Legacy of Faith” for the next generation of Catholics who strive to grow and mature in their faith and become the future leaders of our Church. Father Pacwa ardently believes that personally reaching out to young adults in an intimate setting where he can connect and answer questions is the most effective way to reach across generational gaps. He reminds us all that through our Baptism we are called to be sharers of the Church’s mission which is to continue the works of Jesus Christ and to make His name known and loved. For more information visit: