(Q) What is an Emmaus Encounter
Weekend? or What is an Emmaus Walk?
Emmaus Weekend is a organized weekend opportunity to ponder and reflect
upon your individual relationship with Jesus. Each of us is on a
spiritual "journey" and at different stages of our "walk" with Christ.
The Emmaus Encounter Weekend or "Walk to Emmaus", as it is often
referenced, is taken from the Gospel of Luke 24: 13-25, where two
disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus when our risen Lord
appeared to them and walked by their side.
Long Does it Take?
begins on a Friday evening, and Ends on Sunday afternoon.
Meals, accommodations and Weekend materials are included in your fee.
have to be Catholic?
This Encounter Weekend originated as a Catholic Weekend retreat; however, you do not need
to be Catholic to take part. Over the past several years we have had
many non-Catholic, fellow Christians attend the Encounter Weekend. It has proven
to be a most rewarding spiritual experience and life-changing for many.
want to attend, but I can't afford it. Can I make payment
(A) Full or partial
sponsorships may be available if you are experiencing financial
difficulties and are unable to pay the $160 cost of the Encounter
Requests for help are kept confidential and treated on an individual basis.
not sure I would be comfortable and may become embarrassed on Encounter
Holy Family Emmaus Encounter Weekends provide a safe, warm and comfortable
environment where you identify your own, personal and intimate
relationship with Jesus. It is a great opportunity for you to grow on
your own spiritual journey. You will not be placed into any embarrassing
situations or singled-out at any time.
(Q) I want
to attend, but I 'm not ready.
(A) The number one
reason most people hesitate to go on a Encounter Weekend is FEAR. Yes,
fear of the
unknown is what prevents many from taking advantage of
parish and other Encounter Weekends to help grow in their faith and relationship
with Jesus. Well, the TRUTH is that there is Nothing
Here are a few of
the common MYTHS:
"But immediately Jesus spoke to
'Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.'"
have participants said about Emmaus after their Encounter Weekend?
(A) There are over
1,000 Men and Women who have attended the Holy Family Emmaus Encounter
Weekends. These Encounter Weekends have afforded the opportunity to experience an
incredible spiritual growth. Here are some common quotes that many men
and women have echoed after going on the Encounter Weekend: