The Celebration of The Holy Mass

Monday - 12:05 pm; Tuesday - 6:00 pm; Wednesday - 12:05 pm & 6:00 pm; Thursday 9:00 am, Missa Tridentina 6:00 pm;

Friday - 9:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am, Vigil 5:30 pm; Sunday 8:30 am, High Mass 10:30 am, Spanish 12:30 pm.


ACTS Movement History

The ACTS retreats have enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, men and women, young and retired, rich and poor, Catholics and non-Catholics in the United States as in other countries. They have renewed the spiritual lives of individuals, families and entire parishes. However, 25 years ago did not even exist. The way this wonderful program came into existence is the beautiful blend of the Holy Spirit and those who heard his words.


 No story would be complete without the help of, and some familiarity with the course withdrawal. Cursillo began in Spain in the years between the first and second world war, in response to what many saw as the church incremental secularization of many Catholics in Spain at the time. It was designed to be a short course (the Spanish word for workshop) about the Catholic faith, and soon became popular for its profound effect on people's spirituality. For the mid-1980s had expanded to many places in the world, including the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual help in Selma Texas, a suburb of San Antonio. It was there where three men were deeply involved in workshops planned the first ACTS retreat.

 Ed Courtney, Joe Hayes and Marty Sablik were instructors and course coordinators with years of experience in workshops and a mutual friendship. They thought that several areas of courses could be improved to make the withdrawal more relevant to the needs of the parish, especially after the changes of Vatican II. From the beginning, they felt it was necessary that the retreat was open to everyone, not just Catholics, not just those who were sponsored by someone. Ed, acting under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, met with Joe and Marty in a cafe to create a new retreat called ACTS. This seemed logical to him and the Acts of the Apostles describes what the apostles did, and the Apostles are not we today?. Since the three main points of workshops were piety, study and action, Ed felt it was absolutely necessary to bring them within ACTS. One more time under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Ed use a dictionary to help you link the letters A, C, T, and S in the areas of worship, community, theology, and service. Joe Hayes, with the help of the Holy Spirit was instrumental in getting the approve of its two pastors, Father Patrick Cronin, and Archbishop Flores. Another friend and parishioner Wallace Baughn, was inspired by the Holy Spirit to read Acts 2, 42-47, the passage became biblical inspiration for the weekend.

 After the first recall in 1987, ACTS expanded from parish to parish in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and by 1997 had talves 15 parishes with the ACTS program. In that year, ACTS MISSIONS was formed as a nonprofit organization with the purpose of expanding and maintaining the ACTS retreats wherever promote the Holy Spirit. ACTS MISSIONS start by Larry Lopez and Tony Deosdade, two men who had a profound experience in retirement who were inspired to everyone in the world had the opportunity to receive a well. From its headquarters in Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, this small organization now helps thousands of volunteers each year to bring the retreat to thousands more people, allowing them to live the love of God through their Christian brothers. Today, ACTS is in at least 22 states in the United States, 8 states in Mexico and in Canada, Honduras, South Africa and England. Interest is growing throughout the world literally.

 People have credited ACTS with saving their lives, save your marriage, convince them to be ordained priests or deacons, or take them to religious life, just to open their eyes and hearts to the word of God. Pastors have praised the positive effect in their parishes, reaching renew parish life. Bishops and other Church leaders have called it the most important movement in the Catholic Church today, all this from a group of people full of faith with the courage and perseverance to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God.
Community – the love and caring of each other.
Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith.
Service – to God and his people.

 An ACTS retreat can have a profound effect on your Christian life. It is an opportunity to meet with other men/women who are living their faith, with the aim of renewing and strengthening your enthusiasm for living a faith filled life. You will form bonds during the retreat that will remain long after the retreat is over. This is a real opportunity to build community at Sacred Heart. The message from the retreat can help you further commit to your faith and inspire you to become more deeply involved in our parish. For more information contact: Laurie Perticone.




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Fredye Alford

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Bret McCoy

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Director - Hampton Fontenot    Co-Director - David McGonigill