The cornerstone is a symbol for Christ that has Old Testament roots in Isaiah's prophecy: So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed."
We are ordinary men of Saint Anne's parish who join together to bring its many gifts to the men of the parish. Together we combine our faith, will, strength, talent, and determination to create a fulfilling experience for the benefit and spiritual enrichment of all. Cornerstone does this through the sharing of life stories and lessons, humor, music, good food, prayer and fellowship. We help participants find personal fulfillment through an exploration of their priorities, values, and aspirations.
Our goal is to lead our members to becoming more complete so they can strengthen and expand their relationships at home, work, and within the parish community. Our group seeks to assist others by all means possible on our collective journey toward a stronger, more faith-filled relationship with God.
A 26-Hour Retreat Experience : Men's Cornerstone 2019
FAITH. COMMUNITY. DISCIPLESHIP.
Friday May 17 - Saturday May 18, 2019
Arrival: Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with an overnight stay
Meals: All meals, including dinner on Friday's arrival, will be provided.
*A suggested offering of $50 payable to Saint Anne Church will cover the costs of meals, accommodations, and materials.
Departure: The Cornerstone retreat will conclude on Saturday evening (dinner included) after an 8:00 p.m. Mass.
Two weeks prior to Cornerstone, you will receive a letter/email with further details regarding the weekend and what you will need to bring.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
There's no big mystery to the Cornerstone weekend. It is simply ordinary people sharing stories and experiences of trying to live the Gospel amidst the challenges of the modern world. It's a simple but moving experience.
The retreat is facilitated by a team of parishioners who have previously experienced Cornerstone. During the weekend, some members of the Cornerstone team will give talks that you will have the opportunity to discuss with others in attendance. It is a very casual atmosphere and you may share in the discussion as much or as little as you'd like -- or not at all if that is your preference.
There will also be a number of opportunities during the weekend to examine your relationship with God, your family and others in your life. Most of all, it is an opportunity to step out of your daily routine to think about those things that matter the most to you, in an atmosphere that lends itself to reflection and contemplation.
Giuseppe Barone 551-206-2502
Ed Grzesiak 201-321-5144
Jeff DeVries 201-835-4913