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Annual men’s retreat for a better world

By Rev Simon Rostant

“…Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt 4:19) What a call. What a challenge. And all men are specially invited to take up this challenge at our Annual Men’s Retreat this year.

The retreat is scheduled for September, and begins at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday, September 27, and concludes on Sunday 29, at around 2 p.m. It takes place at the Seminary building, Mt St Benedict; cost per person is $450 and is all inclusive.

The weekend has always met and often exceeded expectations of those attending and there have been expressions of gratitude for a wonderful, prayerful experience in our evaluation exercise at the end.

Many men are regulars every year, hence the reason for advising that anyone wanting to have an initial experience should register early.

Our presenters have always been dynamic and challenging. Among past presenters were Archbishop Jason Gordon, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris, Bishop Clyde Harvey, Fr Steve Duncan and Rev Lennox Toussaint. This year Fr Garfield Rochard has agreed to be our retreat master. Fr Rochard promises to set the weekend ablaze.

If you are female, you can contribute to the retreat by sponsoring a male relative or someone from your parish. Or you can leave the choosing to us since some people who wish to attend are financially challenged. We welcome any form of sponsorship.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a retreatant can contact me at 681-1636 or by email at,

We look forward to your participating in some way in this exercise which seeks to empower men in a real way as, fishers of men. Let us give ourselves as men the opportunity to be a better person and so make our homes better homes, our nation a better nation, and our world a better world.