Diocesan Ministry Groups

These groups regularly hold retreats at the Spiritual Life Center.  They are not listed on our Program Calendar, but for more information about dates, registration policies, contact information and cost of retreats we invite you to explore their sites.  Clicking on the icon or the title will take you to their site.

After The Gift

After the Gift is a weekend retreat sponsored by the Respect Life and Social Justice Ministry that celebrates the Birthmom, honoring life and choice.


Centering Prayer Group  

~  Mondays, 9:30-11:00 am, Private Retreat Wing  Centering Prayer, a method of silent prayer, is based on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matt: 6:6): "...But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you." It is also inspired by writings of major contributors to the Christian contemplative heritage including the Desert Fathers and Mothers, John Cassian, Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux and Thomas Merton.  You are welcome to join us anytime. For more information, contact Barbara Wattman, (316) 941-9742, brcwattman@gmail.com 


In the Cursillo Movement, we approach evangelization as a very natural act of being Christlike within our daily activities. The pressures of the world often make living a Christ-like life difficult. The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization possible.

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Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Christian marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions, pressures, and interruptions of daily living. The program is based on Catholic teachings and values and emphasizes the couple relationship in terms of a lifetime commitment, utilizing tools for practical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Click here for more information.

Marriage Encounter

For couples married five or more years, Marriage Encounter is a weekend retreat designed to help renew a couple’s love through communication, intimacy and a deeper understanding of the sacrament that unites them. The weekend is free from everyday routines, distractions and tensions. An atmosphere is created where the couple can concentrate exclusively on one another in a private and confidential environment.  To find out more information, click HERE.



Teens Encounter Christ

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a weekend of spiritual renewal, talks, group discussion, individual reflection and prayer. The weekend is hosted by a team of youth and adults, including a priest of the diocese. Throughout the weekend and in sharing the sacraments, candidates have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with the Lord and learn more about their Catholic faith.