ACTS Missions San Angelo Diocese
The ACTS Missions San Angelo Chapter is an extension of ACTS Missions in San Antonio, TX. Organized in 2011, the Chapter spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic Communities in the San Angelo Diocese and NM by missioning to new parishes, establishing ACTS Core, and sponsoring ACTS Retreats.
San Angelo Chapter's main focus is that of education and evangelization to the diocese parishes and ACTS Core Teams.
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In 1987 ACTS was originated through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by three men from the Archdiocese of San Antonio. They developed a retreat program that would concentrate on parish life and build a Christian community within a parish. Due to the rapid growth of ACTS, ACTS Missions, which is now the governing body for the ACTS Retreat, was formed in 1997. Today, ACTS retreats, given by parishioners, for parishioners have affected more than a million lives worldwide.
The goal of the ACTS Retreat is to offer parishioners an opportunity to know and feel the love of Jesus Christ and bring Him to our every word, thought and action. Those who have attended an ACTS retreat share an experience that ignites a spark within them to respond to their baptismal call, and seek to participate in the apostolic mission of the Church to "go and make disciples of all nations." The following scripture was selected in 1987 by the three men who initiated the ACTS Retreat as the underlying theme. This scripture describes the kind of inspiration the Holy Spirit ignites in us to share God's message and example that we should care forward into our daily lives.
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42-47,
Adoration - which is a response to God's love through prayer and worship
Community - a participating in the One Body of Christ as a Church
Theology - deepening our relationship with God in order to better fulfill His will.
Service - answering the call to discipleship by following the model He gave us.