Memphis bishop to lead upcoming Black Catholic retreat
By Nissa LaPoint
Bishop Terry Steib, S.V.D.
Memphis, Tenn., Bishop Terry Steib, S.V.D., will present the Denver Archdiocese’s annual Black Catholic Retreat March 15-17.
The bishop will lead faithful on the silent weekend retreat surrounding a Year of Faith theme at the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Sedalia.
“He’s allowing us to see how the Year of Faith can affect our lives,” said Mary Leisring, director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, about the retreat theme. “This would be a unique opportunity for people to come and listen and be open to the Holy Spirit and learn how they can incorporate the Year of Faith into their lives.”
Retreatants will hear four talks by the bishop including “Kitchen Service and Living Room Intimacy,” “Being Alive to God,” “Be Not Afraid” and “Why Are You So Slow to Believe?”
In between the talks, the retreatants will have the chance to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, attend Mass and pray.
Annual Black Catholic Retreat
When: March 15-17
Where: Sacred Heart Retreat House, 4801 N. Highway 67, Sedalia
Cost: $180 for the weekend or $75 for Saturday only
Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: call 303-715-3165 or email email@example.com
“He will also allow people to have reflective time,” Leisring said.
Bishop Steib currently serves on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for Cultural Diversity and on the USCCB Pro-Life Activities Committee. He was instrumental in reopening Catholic schools in the Memphis Diocese and has served on several nonprofit organization boards and USCCB committees.
The retreat begins 6:30 p.m. March 15 and ends in the afternoon March 17. The cost is $180 for the weekend or $75 for attendance on Saturday only. The retreat house is at 4801 N. Highway 67.
Register to reserve a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email email@example.com or call 303-715-3165.
Visit www.sacredheartretreat.org for directions to the retreat house.