Join us for the CCW-sponsored 2020 Lenten Retreat, "Hope in the Cross" presented by Erin O'Leary on Saturday, March 7 at the Parish Community Center.

The retreat begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and concludes at noon.  The fee is $15 per person or $25 for a family.  Walk-ins accepted.  You may pay at the door.

Erin O’Leary, M.A.Ed.,Ed.S. is a Hope-filled Catholic who has worked in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for 30+ years in education and formation ministries.  Her degrees are from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University.  She has given presentations and retreats both nationally and locally, was named an NCEA Distinguished Teacher of the Year and has received a number of other recognitions. Locally, she serves on the ACRE Board and was on the OPCY Curriculum Committee.

Erin is an Educational Consultant, presenter and contributing writer for Our Sunday Visitor Publishers and is the Director of Faith Formation at the Church of the Holy Name in Minneapolis. 

The Virtue of Hope is something we can actively exercise and that can make us more resilient, compassionate and faithful.  Hope can allow us to be happier, grounded and successful.  It is the one virtue that both faith and scientific research agree is the key to overcoming life’s challenges.  As Catholic Christians the Cross is a symbol of this hope for us- a true “anchor for the soul.”  As we begin the Lenten season, join us for prayer, presentation, discussion, quiet reflection, inspiration and ideas for how to exercise your hope habits.