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Father Christopher Kubat to present ‘That We All May Be One’

Weekend retreat April 11-13 open to men, women of all ages

WAVERLY (SNR) - Father Christopher Kubat, director of Catholic Social Services, will give a weekend retreat Palm Sunday weekend on the topic: “That We All May Be One.”

Father Kubat has been a priest for 15 years and 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.

Given that the retreat will begin Holy Week, Father Kubat will give his retreat on John chapter 17. In this passage, which he suggests everyone read, Jesus makes his final words to the apostles - and us - at the Last Supper before he dies. The dying wish of Our Lord stressed the importance of unity for all people do, believe, and say: his prayer is that we would be united.

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.”

An avid promoter of Good Counsel Retreat House, he 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.”

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, situated on a spacious acreage near Waverly.  The facility includes 50 single rooms, each with a private bath.  Each retreat includes meditations by the retreat master, and opportunities for silence, prayer, adoration and the Sacraments.  Retreats typically begin with Mass at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, and end with Mass on Sunday, followed by lunch.

To take a tour, see the full retreat schedule, or register online, visit www.goodcounselretreat.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2705. The suggested donation for a retreat is $170. 

Other upcoming retreats at Our Lady of Good Counsel Reatreat House are Apr. 25-27 for women, “There’s Always More, Expecting New FIRE” with Magnificat; and May 2-4 for men and women with Sister Ann Shields, “Faith More Precious than Gold.”

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