Businessmen's Retreat - 2003
September 19-21, 2003
Sponsored by Manhattan College

Conducted at the Passionist Spiritual Center
5801 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, NY, 10471, Phone 718-549-6500


Visual Tour

Theme: "Keys for Life: the Gifts of the Holy Spirit"

"John baptized you with water, but not many days from now, you are going to be baptized in the Holy Spirit."
Acts 1:3

  1. Friday Evening
    1.   6:30pm     Dinner
    2.   7:45pm     Opening Session: Welcome and Introductions (Chapel)
    3.   8:15pm     Conference: "Wisdom: Gift of the Holy Spirit" 
                                Speaker - Dr. John Wilcox, VP for Mission, Manhattan College 
                                         (St. Paul of the Cross Conference Room)
    4.   9:15pm     Discussion Groups
    5. 10:30pm     Evening Prayer (Chapel)


  2. Saturday Morning
    1.   7:45am     Breakfast
    2.   9:00am     Morning Prayer (Chapel)
    3.   9:30am     Conference: "Piety: Gift of the Holy Spirit"
                                Speaker - Mother Agnes Donovan, S.V., Founder, Sisters of Life
                                          (Conference Room)
    4. 10:30am     Discussion Groups


  3. Saturday Afternoon
    1. 11:30pm     Lunch
    2. 12:45pm     Group Picture
    3.   1:00pm     Conference: "Knowledge: Gift of the Holy Spirit"
                                Speaker - Brother T. J. Scanlan F.S.C., President, Manhattan College
    4.   2:00pm     Discussion Groups
    5.   1:00pm     Penance Service and Confession (optional)- Chapel
    6.   3:00pm     Reconciliation Service Followed by Opportunity for Confession (Chapel)
    7.   5:00pm     Celebration of the Eucharist (Chapel)


  4. Saturday Evening
    1.   6:00pm     Dinner
    2.   7:30pm     Conference: "Right Judgment, Understanding, and Wonder and Awe: Gifts of the Holy Spirit" 
                                Speaker - Father Paul Fagan, C.P., Director, Passionists Spiritual Center (Conference Room)
    3.   8:30pm     Discussion Groups
    4.   9:30pm     Film: "Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi", Introduction: Bill Reilly, Executive Producer
                         "A Layman's Introduction to Scripture" - Ed Riely, Retreat Team
    5. 11:00pm     Evening Prayer (Chapel)


  5. Sunday Morning
    1.   7:45am     Breakfast
    2.   8:45am     Morning Prayer (Chapel)
    3.   9:00am     Group Discussion: Feedback on the Weekend (Conference Room)
    4.   9:30am     Conference: "Fortitude: Gift of the Holy Spirit"
                                Speaker - George P. Andrucki, Business Agent, Sheet Metal Local Union #28
    5. 11:00am     Closing Eucharist

Lay Retreat Leadership: Kevin Dolan, Ed McEneney, Don Bane, Phil Colon, Segundo Fernandez, Joe Gunn, Owen McKeon, Thomas McKeon, Bill O'Brien, Gene Quigley, Ed Riely, and Mike Cannarozzi.

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