The foundation for the St. Patrick ACTS Ministry was initiated when Martsie Lomonaco attended ACTS Retreats conducted by the ACTS Women of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish of New Braunfels, Texas. She had the vision to see that St. Patrick would be an ideal location for adding such a ministry. She shared her enthusiasm with other Parishioners by having them attend other Sts. Peter and Paul retreats. Martsie attended three retreats joined by Caryn Peters (who attended two), Barbara Bartolomeo and Cyd Hauser (attending one each). It is a natural follow-up to having Father Josef attend a Spring 2008 Men's ACTS Retreat as a quest retreatant and experience the power of ACTS that would lead to his requesting Sts. Peter and Paul ACTS Ministry help start such a ministry in St. Patrick. We are blessed that these four women saw the fruits of this ministry and worked to bring it to St. Patrick. Thank you Martsie Lomonaco, Caryn Peters, Barbara Bartolomeo and Cyd Hauser for aiding in bringing this rare gift to St. Patrick.
The first St. Patrick's Women't Retreat was conducted October 16 - 19, 2008 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center, Dallas, TX. St. Patrick has conducted (10) Women's ACTS Retreats through the spring of 2013.