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ACTS Retreats

ACTS Retreats spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities. The goals of an ACTS retreat are to strengthen our faith, to renew ourselves spiritually and to build lasting friendships.

The retreat is presented by lay people and spiritual direction is provided by clergy. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. Mens' and womens' retreats are each open for adults age 18 and older.

Upcoming retreats will be on the following dates:

Men’s: February 6-9, 2014

Women’s: February 27-March 2, 2014

For more information on the men's retreat please call Joseph Muñoz, 972-418-5442. For details about the women's retreat please call Elida Muñoz, (214)563-4026.

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Adult Catholic Education

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Centering Prayer

The Centering Prayer Group meets on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. by in the Narthex and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Family Center Room 217. Contact Madeleine Hedrick at (214)890-0354.

Eucharistic Adoration Society

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Family Chalice

The St. Monica Chalice Program, which has over 200 families as participants, surely played a role in the great increase of seminarians. However, we still need more priests and you can help us! This is a program in which each family can help to overcome the vocation shortage by daily prayer in front of the Chalice in your home for one week. Our goal is to have someone, or family take home a chalice at every Mass, every weekend to pray for vocations. To participate call Don Wetzel at (214) 368-3640 or email Eleanor Wetzel at

Home Rosaries

Home rosaries are prayed in our parishioner's homes for our parish needs, vocations, sick in the parish, peace in the world, and for our own personal intentions. Contact Luella Marx (214)358-5855.

Lay Apostles

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Little Rock Sunday Scripture Study

Whether you are a veteran or a beginner, Bible study is a rewarding way to deepen your faith and understanding of the Word of God.

This fall we will start with the study of The Gospel According to Mark. No prior scripture study experience is necessary. The fee for the class is $10, which covers the cost of study materials and refreshments. To register, or for more information, please contact Dan and Sally Cook at , or at (972)383-9702. We invite you to join us and learn more about the Word of God this year!

Monday Bible Study

The group meets Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Family Center room 129. Classes last about one hour. We offer an informal study of Sacred Scripture. Being a relatively small group (15-20 attendees) this class encourages open discussion. In the past we have studied the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. A class schedule with material to be covered each meeting will be available at the first class. All are welcome. Contact Roger Fischer (214)352-4537 or

Triumph of the Immaculate Heart Cenacle

This group is a member of the Marian Movement of Priests which is "a spirit", a work of love that the Immaculate Heart is stirring up in the Church today to help all her children to live with trust and filial hope, to assist first and foremost the priests who are the sons of her maternal predilection. It is open to all priests, religious, and laity and its main purpose is the living out of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contact Geraldine Schafer (972)243-4321.

Tuesday Scripture Study

This group meets on Tuesdays in the Conference room from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. for fellowship, spiritual discussion, and study of the scripture. We meet in the fall and spring with a break for Christmas and the summer. Karen Jones facilitates the group and leads us on our spiritual journey. Call or email Madeleine Hedrick if you are interested at 214-890-0354 or .


Serra Club of Metropolitan Dallas

We are an organization of lay men and women who wish to grow spiritually by supporting our priests and seminarians through prayer and action. Contact Jere Romine (214)350-8364.

Young Serrans

The Young Serrans are individuals, single or married, mainly in their 20s or 30s, men and women, who meet regularly for Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, dinners, and topical studies (Scripture, Church History, Vatican II, Saints, etc). The group participates in a unique combination of spiritual, service, and social activities. For more information visit the Young Serra website here. Contact Adrian Rodriguez at (214)494-9777 or (512)587-4115 or by email at .