Hosting an Encounter Christ retreat takes prayer, time, and a bit of organization. The first thing that needs to be done is to get Pastoral approval to host an Encounter Christ weekend. Once your Pastor approves, it is important to help him discern a Co Spiritual Director who will assemble the team and facilitate the early stages of the planning process.
Preparation for an Encounter Christ weekend consists of the following:
Review the Preparation Timeline
This timeline has details of all meetings and deadlines within the planning process. Please refer to it prior to jumping into the below information.
Discern your team
Invite your parish
Assemble Encounter in a Box
The box, once assembled, will include all supplies needed for the retreat.
Print Handouts for the retreat
Handout 1: Catching Up: Where Am I? (Yellow Paper)
Handout 2: Interior Prayer Life Group Discussion (Pink Paper)
Handout 3: Lectio Divina (Light Green Paper)
Handout 4: Service and Corporal Works of Mercy Discussion (Light Blue Paper)
Handout 5: The Call of Jesus to You (Purple Paper)
Handout 6: Closing Handout / More Resources (White Paper)
Handout 7: Encounter Agenda - For Participants (White Paper)