AMRH Sponsored

Preached Priest Retreats – 2018

June 10-14, 2018

October 21-25, 2018


Lay Retreats – 2018

March 23-25, 2018 — MEN’S RETREAT – Rev. James Starbuck, Retreat Director

Theme:  “No Greater Love”

A reflective journey through the passion of St. John the Evangelist.

Fr. Jim Starbuck was ordained a priest for the Oakland Diocese of California. He served in the military as a surgical nurse and later, after his ordination and a time in parish work, as a Chaplain. Fr. Jim lives in Cedar Falls. He gives retreats, missions, renewal days, is a spiritual director, and he has a healing ministry. He speaks from his heart sharing his own relationship with Jesus and the work of the Spirit.

Arrival is at 8:00 p.m. Friday and departure after lunch Sunday.

Retreat Contribution: AMRH requests a contribution of $135.00 per person for the weekend ($25.00 deposit secures your reservation and is credited to your offering for the retreat).

August 10-12, 2018 — MARIAN RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN

October 12-14, 2018 C.D.A./WOMEN’S RETREAT


December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018 NEW YEAR’S EVE RETREAT – Scott Froyen

Topic: A Resolution Revolution – Make it Matter and Perpetuate

Purpose: To build and live your personal plan toward sainthood

Outcome: Participants will leave with a one-page personalized 2018 plan toward sainthood, and a measurement system to keep them engaged and on track.

Time:  New Year’s Eve 2017 (5 p.m.) – New Year’s Day 2018 (11 a.m.)

Retreat Director: Scott Froyen

Scott is the Founder of The Saint Builder Foundation and author of the book, “sAint Me?! – A practical guide to building and living your personal plan toward sainthood.” He is a graduate of UNI and a CPA. He spent 33 years as a business leader in the health insurance industry. He thought he had retired into a life of leisure, but surprise, the Holy Spirit had other plans. By combining his results-oriented business expertise in problem solving and planning with his lifelong Catholic faith, he is now on a mission to guide, motivate and inspire people to strive to become saints, starting with himself. For further information please refer to

Retreat Overview: There will be three general sessions providing participants an opportunity to (1) reflect upon the past year, (2) develop 2018 goals, and (3) design a plan to achieve those goals. An ongoing review process and tool will also be presented to help ensure that plans become actions that achieve results. Each session will include presentation of concepts and methods, group discussion and ample time for individual reflection and planning. Also, please bring your sense of humor as Scott always brings his.

For purposes of this retreat, a saint is defined as someone who is striving to be their best self for the benefit of others, and is living virtuously. Those everyday little “s” saints, not canonized big “S” Saints. But who knows what you might accomplish through this one small step to plan your future.

This session is open to everyone who is interested in striving to become the saint they are meant to be. Need a couple quotes to become inspired to attend?

“To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.” – Pope Francis

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Retreat Contribution:  AMRH requests a contribution of $65.00 per person.  As a “thank you” to the DREAMERS, they may deduct $5.00 if they worked on the DREAM weekend!

To register or with further questions, contact the American Martyrs Retreat House #319-266-3543 or email


Mini or one day retreats are also presented.  They are sponsored by the Catholic Parishes of Waterloo/Cedar Falls and American Martyrs Retreat House.  Watch the website or parish flyers for more details.




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