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Who is Jesus and why does He matter?


What is Discovering Christ?

A Typical Evening
6:00 Doors open for fellowship and childcare

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Welcome and Prayer

7:30 Teaching

8:05 Dessert break

8:15 Small Group Discussion

8:30 End

Retreat schedule 

The retreat will held from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the

Potomac Park Retreat and Conference Center

in Falling Waters, WV.  

The day will include prayer, worship, teaching,

discussion, sharing and food.

When is Discovering Christ?

Following Christ continues the journey by further exploring our relationship with Jesus and encouraging Catholic discipleship.

Discovering Christ is a 7-week experience that invites you to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. It is a part of the ChristLife Ministry which was created in response to the New Evangelization.

Sharing Christ begins to train Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others and invite them to be part of the Church

Sessions for Fall 2017 Discovering Christ in Riggie Hall
October 5th Session 1 What is the Meaning of Life?
October 12th Session 2: Why does Jesus matter?
October 19th Session 3: What does Jesus want us to know?
October 26th Session 4: Why do I need a Savior?
November 2nd Session 5: Why is the resurrection important?
November 9th Session 6: New life in the Spirit: Being a Catholic Disciple
November 16th Session 7: Believing and Belonging: Our Need for the Church

Saturday November 4th, 9am - 3:30pm

Potomac Park Retreat and Conference Center 

The Discovering Christ retreat is an opportunity to go deeper into our understanding of Christ through more knowledge of the Holy Spirit. 

The teachings for the retreat are:
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit and You.

We highly encourage all participants to attend the retreat.  However, it is not mandatory for participation in the Discovering Christ process


Want more information?

Dean Rasco



Our next Discovering Christ will take place:
Thursday evenings 6:00-9pm
October 5th, 2017-November 16th, 2017
Day long retreat November 4th, 2017 9am-4pm

​Is the Church still relevent in our lives today?


Discovering Christ opens the door for people who are searching for the meaning of their lives where we can share the Good News and the personal love of Jesus Christ.


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What is the meaning of Life?

Evangelization is a purposeful effort to introduce people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His transforming love. The ChristLife series is a three-step evangelization process that is changing lives and transforming parishes. The series consists of three essential elements: discover, follow, and share.  

We each know people in our lives, communities, and even parishes who wonder about the meaning of life. God gives us the responsibility to open doors and provide spaces of encounter with the personal love our Lord Jesus has for people who are searching for the meaning of life.