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“Fresh off a weekend full of God’s love, faith, and sisterhood, we cannot wait for next year.”

Women's WELCOME BACK Retreat

Women of SFX and our neighbors, join us for …




an opportunity to quench your thirst for companionship with each other and with the Lord.  Bring nothing but yourselves and be filled with the gifts of sisterhood in Christ as we prepare for Lent together. 

This event has already occurred, but keep an eye out for our next event in spring 2022 - and feel free to watch the RECORDINGS below! The three opening talks by Maggie, Avis, and Therese take retreatants on a journey from Thirst to the Search for God to Finding God in the Ashes.


Click here to watch our Opening Mass - with reflection by Maggie McMahon

                        (Readings and homily begin at 20 minutes & 50 seconds. There is a slight audio glitch, but the audio does return! The text of Maggie's reflection can be found here, but the reflection is meant to be heard -  so watching the video is preferable.)


Click here to watch Avis Clendenen's Presentation: The Well, the Lost Coin, and the Search for God 

                        (Presentation begins about 2 min into the video)


Click here to watch Therese Byrne's Presentation: Beauty from Ashes - Lessons During the Pandemic

                        (Presentation begins about 20 seconds into the video)

Questions? Contact the retreat leaders:

Therese Byrne    theresebyrne1989@gmail.com

Pam Devitt    pamdevitt@yahoo.com

Heather Fitzpatrick    heatherfitzwelcome@gmail.com

Lee Egan    lmegan435@gmail.com