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Catholic Men's Fellowship - Advent Retreat 2017

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/1/17 evening) and Saturday (12/2) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue. Space is available on a “1st Come ― 1st Served” basis. Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P. will team up as our Retreat Masters. They will challenge attendees to experience “The REAL Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Fr. Martiny, O. P. is a native of New Orleans and a retired U.S. Naval Officer who served during the Vietnam war and Operation Desert Storm. He taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and served at the Department of State in Washington, DC. He also served as a missionary for 14 years in Eastern Africa and is now the Catholic Chaplain at the University of Louisville.

Fr. Benedict Croell, O. P. has served at St. Gertrude Parish and is now Director of Vocations in Washington, DC. He also conducts itinerant preaching ministries throughout the U.S. He has served the Missions in East Africa where he was Novice Master for Friars in their initial stage of formation from several countries in Africa. He was named a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s.

The full $85 registration includes the Friday night sleeping room and three meals and must be paid by November 27 to facilitate meal planning (no refunds for guaranteed meals after November 27). “Day Tripper” charge is $50 and includes all meals. Checks should be made out to St. Gertrude Church (note “Men’s Retreat” in the Memo section). Send your payment to Stan Lloyd, 10489 Hopewell Hills Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45249. Please call 289- 5268 with any questions.