(SNR) - Father Christopher Kubat, director of Catholic Social Services, will give a weekend retreat for men and women on the topic of "Divine Mercy" April 10-12 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly.
Father Kubat has been a priest for 16 years, served at St. Cecilia Parish in Hastings and St. Mary Parish in Lincoln. As director of Catholic Social Services in the Diocese of Lincoln, he is known for his "Seedlings" column in the Southern Nebraska Register, and the many charitable works done through Catholic Social Services under his direction.
Jesus asked St. Faustina that the Feast of Divine Mercy be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, saying: "Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the fount of my Mercy." Celebrate this "Mercy Sunday" weekend in a special way with a retreat Father Kubat said, "will help you to be immersed in the bountiful ocean of God's mercy."
Father Kubat said there is only one reason to go on a retreat: "to grow in holiness, to grow closer to God; and a growth in our love of neighbor will logically follow." He is an avid promoter of Good Counsel Retreat House and said, "Once someone has found the jewel the retreat center is, they will make it their mission to encourage their family and friends to attend." If you have had a good experience at the retreat house, he said, you have a mission to spread that word; don't place the lamp under a bushel basket.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers 50 single rooms, each with a private bath, and a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, situated on a spacious acreage near Waverly. Each retreat includes meditations by the retreat master, and opportunities for silence, prayer, adoration and the Sacraments. The Divine Mercy retreat will begin with the rosary and Mass at 8 p.m. on Friday , and end with Mass on Sunday, followed by lunch.
- April 24-26 with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR "Carrying your Cross Along with Christ" and
- May 1-3 with Msgr. John Perkinton, "Spiritual Foundations of Discipleship."