SS. John & Bernard Parish

To grow as a Catholic community, united by the Holy Spirit, living our faith in Jesus Christ and sharing God's truth and love with all people


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About New Life

Have you  heard the buzz about the New Life retreat? Disappointed that you missed the last one? Join us for a spiritual retreat in which participants hear, experience and share the power of the Gospel message proclaimed. This dynamic weekend presented by your fellow parishioners will engage your mind and bring you to a personal and intimate encounter with Christ Jesus. Just read what some of them have had to say:

  • “Thank you and your team for offering this wonderful Spiritual Filled St. Andrew School of Evangelization for SS. John & Bernard Parish. Each presenter was excellent with the way they personalized their presentations and were willing to open their hearts and make themselves vulnerable. This why I truly believe the reason for such a successful weekend.”

  • “This weekend my husband and I went to the New Life retreat at our church. And all I can say is WOW! Neither of us can say how great this retreat was for our faith and our marriage.  Both of us would like to encourage everyone that is Catholic or thinking about becoming Catholic to go to this retreat.  It was amazing! I’m thankful to all of the members of our church that put it on and especially to Kris and Dave Collins for inviting and encouraging us to go.”

  • “ One of the most influential learning experiences of my life.”

  • “I will take this on my mission trip and to the prisons and jails I visit each week.”

  • “How deeply moving and eye opening this retreat has been. I would encourage everyone to take the time to attend one of these classes.”

  • “I feel new and full again.”              

  • “Holy Spirit filled me, showered me, and healed me.”

  • “New Life” is the beginning of a new life for the believer."


The cost of this retreat is minimized by hosting it here at St. Bernard and thus not needing overnight accommodations. To help with the costs associated with the class such as materials and meals, we ask each participant to try to give a $40 donation.  While the class is well worth this amount, we would never want to turn anyone away because they are not able to give that amount, so please give what you can. Donations will be collected the first day of the class.

What to Bring

Each participant is asked to bring their own Bible. Food is included in the registration fee.


For more information or if you have questions, please contact Anne Campbell at (269) 208-3050 or


Participants need to attend all three days
Friday 6pm to 9:30pm (light snacks provided)
Saturday 8am to 8pm (breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)
Sunday 8am to 3pm (breakfast, lunch provided)


Saint Andrew School of Evangelization New Life Class