Men's weekend: November 2nd - 5th
Women's weekend: November 9th - 12th
The Great Banquet is a 72-hour experience, beginning on Thursday evening and ending Sunday evening. For three days guests live and study together in a worshipful time of singing, prayer, and discussion.
During each of the fifteen talks given by laity and clergy, the theme of God's grace is presented. Guests participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and examine more fully the presence of Christ in his body of Believers. They personally experience his grace through the prayers and acts of a loving Christian support community.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone who wishes to strengthen her or his spiritual life; wants to have a better understanding of prayer, the Sacraments, study, and Christian action; strives to live a Christian life that bears fruit for God; seeks to know Jesus as Savior and Lord and to make him known.
WHAT IS THE GREAT BANQUET
Like its counterparts, Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, etc., this movement examines Chrstianity as a life-style. The Great Banquet is an orderly, structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians. Through a combined effort of laity and clergy, the Great Banquet focuses on the renewal of the church.