Welcome to Holy Spirit 101 Retreat!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 101 WEEKEND RETREAT happening July 6-8! WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT YOU ARE COMING AND CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU. USE THIS PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR RETREAT AND HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR THIS LIFE-CHANGING WEEKEND.

Review the REtreat Schedule

The more familiar you are with the retreat schedule, the better your experience will be. 

Start Spiritually preparing

Want to get the most out of your retreat? Start preparing for it NOW! Learn how by clicking the image above. 

Frequently asked questions

We tried to think of all the big questions you may have floating in your mind. 

Register for Childcare

Potty-trained children up to age 12 are invited into our childcare program

Spiritually Preparing for the Retreat

There are many ways that you can start getting ready for this journey, but we recommend the following:

Come Well-Rested

The retreat is intense and will cover in 3 days what is normally taught over a span of 5 weeks. Therefore, to get the most out of the class, you’ll need to come well-rested and ready to work.  Catch an early flight if you’re coming from out of town and avoid a late-night Friday and Saturday.

Make it to Confession

For our Catholic guests, before you get here, we’d recommend you make it to your local priest for a good confession. If that’s impossible, we may be able to find a priest for you on site; however, it’s best if you have already gone prior to your arrival.

Pray and Fast

As you will learn on this retreat, prayer is powerful! Consider fasting from something as a way to spiritually prepare for the retreat, and invite your friends and family to intercede on your behalf while you’re here with us. 

 

3-Day Retreat Schedule

review this schedule to learn more about the pace of the retreats and the order of topics we will cover. All snacks & drinks will be available throughout the entire program. meals are included as part of your registration

Location & Parking

Location: The weekend retreat will be held in the Parish Hall of Mary Immaculate Catholic School. When you arrive, there will be multiple signs hanging around entrances to the building, as well as along hallways, to help you navigate to the correct place. To locate the school, type in “2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75236” into your GPS or other navigational system.

Parking: When you arrive, please park anywhere in the parking lot. Our lot is safe, secure and under video surveillance; however, we ask that you be smart. Lock your car and keep any valuables out of plain sight.


Detailed Retreat Schedule

Day 1 | July 6

[5:30pm]           Registration Opens & Dinner

[6:30pm]           Course Introduction

[7:00pm]          Lecture “The Outpouring”

[7:35pm]           10 minute break

[7:45pm]           Practicum #1 The Outpouring

[8:30pm]          Dismissal

 

Day 2 | July 7

[8:00am]       Mass 

[8:40am]       Breakfast

[9:10am]       Lecture “Intercessory Prayer”

[9:50am]       10 minute break

[10:00am]     Practicum #2 Prayer Teams

[11:05am]      Lecture “Deliverance”

[11:50am]     10 minute break

[12:00pm]    Practicum #3 Self-Deliverance

[12:20pm]    Practicum #4 Deliverance

[12:45pm]    Lunch (1 Hour)

[1:45pm]      Lecture “Gift of Tongues”

[2:15pm]      Practicum #5 Tongues

[2:45pm]     15 minute break

[3:00pm]         Lecture “Prophecy”

 [3:45pm]        10 minute break

 [3:55pm]         Practicum #6 Prophecy A

 [4:25pm]        Practicum #7 Prophecy B

 [5:00pm]        Practicum #8 Prophecy C

 [5:30pm]        10 minute break

 [5:40pm]       Large Group Discussion

 [6:30pm]        Dismissal

 

Day 3 | July 8

[7:30am]           Sunday Mass

 [8:30am]          Breakfast

 [9:00am]         General Review |Q&A

 [9:35am]          Lecture “Healing & Miracles”

 [10:35am]        10 minute break

 [10:45am]        Practicum #9 Healing Prayer

 [11:30am]         Large Group Discussion

 [12:00pm]       Processing Form

 [12:30pm]        Dismissal

[5:00pm]          Sunday Mass 

 

Have Questions About the Schedule? Let us know!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in my registration?

All registrants receive:

  • A spot during the retreat weekend
  • A complimentary copy of Holy Spirit 101
  • Journal, pen and highlighter
  • Meals throughout the retreat
  • Access to prayer ministers to assist during each practicum 

Can I bring my friends and family?

Only registered participants will be given a copy of the material and access to the lecture room.

ARE MEALS & HOUSING INCLUDED on retreats? 

For retreats, catered meals and snacks are included with your registration fee, but not housing. Meals covered include dinner on Friday night and breakfast & lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

I plan on flying in. Where are the nearest airports located? 

The 2 nearest airports to Mary Immaculate Catholic Church are:

In regular traffic, each airport is about 20 minutes away from the Church. If arriving during rush hour, expect the trip to last up to 30 minutes. 

Would you recommend any local hotels near the Mary Immaculate Campus?

Courtyard Marriot Dallas Northwest (2.5 miles)
2930 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75234
Rate: $79-99/night
(972) 620-8000

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot (3.4 miles)
13900 Parkside Center Blvd, Dallas TX 75234
Rate: $97/night
(972) 661-9800

Days Inn North Dallas/Farmers Branch (2.3 miles)
13313 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234
Rate: $67/night
(972) 488-0800

Is childcare available? 

Yes. Childcare is available for your potty-trained little ones. All children must pre-register and parents are asked to bring meals and drinks each day. No peanuts or peanut products are allowed.

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT? 

Yes. We require all students be 18 years of age by the start of the retreat. Minors between 15 - 17 years of age may attend with a parent or guardian in attendance. 

I can’t be there for the entire retreat. Should I still come?

It’s best if you can make the full program, but you’re always welcome to join us as you are able; however, if you wish to serve on an Arise Prayer Team at Mary Immaculate, full participation is required.

I’m not comfortable praying with others. Will this be a problem?

We want you to feel safe and comfortable throughout the retreat. If, at any time, you don’t feel comfortable participating in a small group for the practicum, alternative, individual practicums are available. Just ask!

WHAT IS A TYPICAL retreat session LIKE? 

We keep our retreats sizes small (no more than 50 people) so as to give each student proper attention. Each session follows a similar session format. 

Retreat Sessions
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Intercessory Prayer
Deliverance
Word Gifts (Prophecy, Knowledge, Wisdom)
Tongues & Interpretation
Healing & Miracles

Session Format
7 min Praise & Worship
35 min Lecture
10 min Break
40 min Practicum | Exercise
20 min Small Group Discussion 

CAN I READ TESTIMONIES FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE COURSE?

Yes! You can read a lot of testimonies from the program [here]

WHAT WILL I LEARN during the retreat? 

At the end of the retreat, each students will understand the history and how to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit; the rules and standards of intercessory prayer as a Church ministry; how to pray deliverance prayer for self and others; discern test and share prophetic words, words of knowledge and words of wisdom; pray healing prayer; yield to the gift of tongues; and how to incorporate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Parish life.

DOES THIS PROGRAM HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? 

Yes. On February 17, 2016, Holy Spirit 101 was granted the 'nihil obstat' and 'imprimatur', an official declaration approving the teaching material as beneficial for Roman Catholics. Nihil  Obstat: Msgr. Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S. Imprimatur: Most Reverand Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Diocese of Dallas