Retreats and Parish Missions

Colleen Orchanian has led parish retreats and missions for over ten years. The format and schedule is flexible, including: 
  • Half-day Retreats: Typically 2.5 hours in length with two short talks (10-15 minutes each) followed by 25 minutes of small group discussion. 
  • Full-day Retreats: Six-hour retreats that include a meal, with spiritual talks and small group discussions. 
  • Evening Mission Nights: 1.5 hour sessions with four talks (10-15 minutes each) followed by short (5 minute) moments for reflection. 
  • Motorcycle Ride and Retreat: This combines a retreat with a motorcycle ride. Riders meet for a short talk and are given a question to ponder on the first part of the ride (about 90 minutes). They stop for lunch and discuss the question. There is a second talk and question to ponder, followed by another ride (60-90 minutes). At the second stop they discuss the question again. Then ride home. 
Retreat themes that have been offered in the past have included: 
  • Prayer
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Saying "Yes" to God
  • Pride and Humility
  • Healing
  • Forgiveness
  • Conversion and Repentance
  • Carrying Your Cross
  • Maintaining Peace
  • Living Our Purpose
  • Seasons of the Spiritual Journey
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Reading God's Word
Contact Us to invite Colleen to lead a retreat or parish mission.