Does your marriage need a tune up? Or maybe it’s time for that 100,000 mile overhaul…well the Shaw Chapel team has planned an exciting marriage enrichment retreat for you and your spouse!
The retreat is designed as a wonderful time away for couples to deepen their marital love and commitment. The schedule is relaxed, with a mix of short talks, thought provoking discussion, and individual couple time. It is suitable for all faiths. Couples across this base have given this retreat a Five Star rating. It is designed as a child-free weekend. We don’t have the location firm at this time, but will have that information out to those who register as soon as we have firm contracts. The retreat is open to active duty members stationed at Shaw AFB, and it is FREE, which includes two nights lodging and four meals. You can register by clicking this link: Marriage Retreat Registration.
For more information, see this MarriageCare frequently asked questions HERE. We are waiving the period of time restriction for those who have attended other retreats and events. In fact we want you to attend this and the Family Resiliency Retreat if you wish. Please go HERE to sign up for the Family Resiliency Retreat. For photos of previous MarriageCare event go HERE.
Eucharistic Adoration Synchronized Celebration - St. Peter’s Basilica, cathedrals and parishes around the world including Friendship Chapel.
As a special event for the YEAR OF FATIH, at 5pm (Rome time) on June 2nd, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) Pope Francis will preside over a special hour of Eucharistic adoration that will be synchronized for the same hour around the world in cathedrals and parishes in each diocese. For one hour Catholics around the world will be united in prayer and adoration in the presence of the Blessed Eucharist. For us that hour will be from 11am to 12noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
Plan now on 2 JUNE 2013, to come for the 9am Mass, (afterwards, possibly visit the Exchange Food Court for coffee and/or breakfast) and then join us at the Friendship Chapel (the white, wooden chapel in the rotary) at 11am for this Year of Faith holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration in union with the whole Church.
The Team Shaw Chapel is hosting a series of Family Spiritual Resilience retreats this summer! You and your family are invited to Wateree Recreation Area for three days and two nights of fun, renewal, and connection. This opportunity is open to Active duty members and/or dependents who spouses are deployed or on a remote tour. If you are a single parent this is the retreat for you too! Any family (single parent or deployed/remote spouse) that is connected to an active duty service member will have first priority to this retreat. We are hoping to get families just separated by deployment or reunited from a deployment. Also, this retreat is aimed at capturing the single parent population that has up to now not been able to go on Marriage Retreats. If you have questions on eligibility or the opening up to other groups (dependents, contractors, civilians, guard/reserve or retirees) please sign up at our retreats page HERE for up to date notifications of changes to this retreat and early notification of all other resiliency retreat focused events.
The Chapel will cover the cost of a cabin and an evening banquet for you and your family along with a variety of fun and meaningful events. Your transportation to the retreat, all other meals and any other incidentals will be at your own expense. Additionally, military members will need to coordinate with their chain of command for time off to attend this event. You can choose from one of the four date options below:
Monday, 10 June – Wednesday, 12 June
Wednesday, 12 June – Friday, 14 June
Monday, 5 August – Wednesday, 7 August
Wednesday, 7 August – Friday, 9 August
You will have opportunities for quality family time in the scenic Wateree Recreation Area. Activities will include an outdoor movie, family dance night, “old timey” games, a family banquet, and a workshop on how to share meaningful stories across the generations. There will also be ample free time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company.
The demands of military duty often include time away from home. This is an opportunity for concentrated quality time with your family. Please use the link below to sign up:
We hope you will join us!