156 N. Monroe St.
P.O. Box 507
La Grange, Texas 78945
Father Eric: 979.968.3910
in the Preschool
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friends, Family, and Fellowship at Camp Allen Weekend Theme:
"Our Hearts are Restless Until they Find their Rest in You, O God"
We invite you to come on a retreat at Camp Allen on February 15th, 16th, and 17th! This will be a period where our parish family can spend time together in the beauty of Camp Allen and share opportunities for prayer, spiritual development and rejuvenating activities as a community.
This is an inter-generational retreat, meaning, it is open to all ages. We would really like for this to be an opportunity where folks from the 8:00 service and the 10:30 service can be present with one another and spend time together.
The theme of the weekend comes from St. Augustine's prayer, "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you, O God."
We will gather each morning in the Hall at Campsite #1, have morning prayer together and then take advantage of various activities.
Refer to the maps at the bottom of this page for location information.
The outline of the weekend looks like this:
Arrive between 4:00 and 5:00
5:15 p.m. - Cook Team A gathers in Campsite Hall to set-out Dinner (time subject to change)
6:00 p.m. - "Welcome Friends!" BBQ Dinner at Campsite #1
7:00 p.m. - Campfire & Sing-a-long
8:00 p.m. - Evening Compline by the campfire (weather permitting) if not, inside Campsite Hall.
8:30 p.m. - Socializing by the Fire/Kids bedtime
7:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer on the Porch of Campsite Hall (weather permitting)
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Campsite Hall (Prepared by Camp Allen Staff)
9:30 a.m. - Morning Activities Begin
10:30 a.m. - Cook Team B gathers in Campsite Hall to fix Saturday Lunch (time subject to change)
12:00 p.m. - Gather at Campsite Hall for Noonday Prayer
12:10 p.m. - "Happy Belly Luncheon" Campsite Hall (Soups, Sandwiches, Chips & Sweets)
1:00 p.m. - Early Afternoon Activities Begin
3:00 p.m. - Late Afternoon Activities Begin
5:30 p.m. - "Casseroles & Company" Supper Club at Campsite Hall
7:00 p.m. - Moonlight Hayride then return to Campsite #1
8:00 p.m. - S'mores by the campfire
8:30 p.m. - Compline with Taize Chanting by the campfire
9:00 p.m. - Socializing by the Fire/Kids bedtime
8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Short form)
8:10 a.m. - Breakfast at Campsite Hall (Prepared by Camp Allen Staff)
9:00 a.m. - FREE morning
Lectio Divina & Contemplative Prayer /Stone Chapel @ Campsite #2
10:30 am - Cook Team D gathers in Campsite Hall to set-up for Lunch (time subject to change)
10:45 a.m. - Stroll to the Stone Chapel from Campsite #1. (Weather permitting; or If you are unable to join-in, you may drive & park at Campsite #2)
11:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Eucharist at the Stone Chapel
12:15 p.m. - "Love It Again" Left-overs Lunch at Campsite Hall
1:00 p.m. - ALL Hands, on-deck in The Hall, as we prepare to depart.
(Many hands make light work...)
2:00 p.m. - Checkout
Please note, Camp Allen is requesting that if you are planning to stay in the conference center, sign up by Monday, February 11th. Cathy will let them know the count. If you decide later that you do want to go to the retreat, please do, and know you will be staying at the camp site. Payment deadline Feb. 14, 2019. Make check payable to the church and in memo section put 'church retreat.' Give to Cathy, or call with any questions.
$20 per person
(Activities only, no lodging)
Lodging at Campsite 1
Individual Staying at Campsite:
$30 one night or
$50 for both nights
Couple Staying at Campsite:
$60 for one night or
$100 for both nights
Family Staying at Campsite:
$80 for one night or
$150 for both nights
This lodging option is a little more like "glamping"...
The cabins are climate controlled with bunkbeds.
Things to bring include - bedding, towels, flashlight...
If you would like to come, but are prevented from coming because of a financial concern, please contact Fr. Eric and we will make sure you are able to come.
Yours in Christ
~ Father Eric
Cook Teams Wanted!
If you are interested in helping on a Cook Team, please contact Carol Helms or Judy Stribling.
Friday - Dinner
Welcome Friends! BBQ Dinner
Cook Team A:
Hudspeth, Bradley & EVERYONE
Saturday - Lunch
"Happy Belly Luncheon"
Soups, Sandwiches, Chips & Sweets
(Chips & Fruit welcome!)
Cook Team B:
Striblings, Bradley, Krupala & Frondorf
Saturday - SUPPER CLUB
Casseroles & Company...
(Guests are encouraged to bring Appetizers, Salads & Desserts)
Cook Team C:
Ardery, Helms, Berg, Packard, Van Duyn & Irwin
"Love It Again" Left-overs Lunch
Cook Team D:
The retreat counts as our Supper Club for February...