christian community and the holy spirit

“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the communal life, the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Discover just how important small Christian Community is for every faithful Catholic Christian!

From February 21, 2020 to February 22, 2020


(937) 587-5464 or (513) 373-2397 or e-mail


This retreat will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. The address is 7121 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236


Cost: A free-will offering, so everyone can afford to attend! (We just ask that you pray to the Holy Spirit and ask for His Divine Guidance for donating. We are trusting entirely in Him to meet all the needs of Presentation Ministries.) Due to space limitations, lunch will NOT be provided.


Friday Night 6:00 p.m. Confessors available for one hour: Fr. Nibi and Fr. Tritle (It is suggested that all retreatants go to confession within the week before attending this retreat or here right before Mass, and also read John 17 and 1 Corinthians 12.) 6:30 p.m. Welcome table host: Betty Orlando 7:00 p.m. Mass celebrant: Fr. Jedidiah Tritle 8:00 p.m. Talk # 1 of 5 by Chris Jasek ~ Community and the Holy Spirit: There's Always More! Come Holy Spirit! 8:40 p.m. Prayer Teams to Pray for the Holy Spirit 9:00 p.m. Closing Prayer Saturday 8:00 a.m. Welcome table hosts: Betty Orlando 9:00 a.m. Mass celebrant: Bishop Binzer 10:00 a.m. Talk #2 of 5 by Bishop Binzer ~ What does God Mean by Christian Community? 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Talk #3 of 5 by Paul Egan ~ "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother" (Biblical Brotherhood and Sisterhood) 11:35 a.m. Talk #4 of 5 by Witnesses Liz Wolf and other HBC members ~ My Experience of Christian Community and the Holy Spirit 12 noon Lunch NOT provided 1:20 p.m. Prayer and Praise 1:30 p.m. Talk #5 of 5 by Mary Ann Metzner ~ Clash of the Kingdoms and There's No Place Like Home 2:10 p.m. Network hour: Opportunity to talk / pray one-on-one with existing homebased community members and get invited to their next meeting or find a mentor community to start your own HBC 3:00 p.m. Closing Prayer


Bishop Joseph Binzer will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with us and give the first talk on Saturday morning.