WATERVILLE---“The Beatitudes & The Eucharist: A Eucharistic Retreat” will be offered in Waterville on October 9-12, and all are welcome to attend. The retreat is set for the chapel of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament on 101 Silver Street.
The facilitator for the retreat will be Fr. John Thomas Lane, SSS, provincial superior of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers in Cleveland, Ohio, who also is a celebrated presenter, retreat leader, and liturgical consultant. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic Theological Union and has served as a columnist for Emmanuel Magazine and The Messenger.
The retreat will begin with an opening Mass on Sunday at 4 p.m. followed by exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and an overview of the Beatitudes. On Monday, a closer look at the first and second Beatitudes will start the day, followed by Mass, the opportunity for confession or spiritual direction, and a holy hour. Tuesday’s schedule features a presentation on the third, fourth, and fifth Beatitudes, Mass, and a novena, while Wednesday concludes the retreat with a focus on the sixth through eighth Beatitudes and a closing Mass at 10:30 a.m. that will include the anointing of the sick.
The Servants of the Blessed Sacrament are a contemplative community that follows in the footsteps of St. Peter Julian Eymard in seeking to discover the riches of the mystery of faith, the Eucharist, and to live by it and witness to it.
No registration is necessary. For more information about the retreat, call (207) 872-7072 or [email protected].