Invitation: The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago -Pre-Lenten Men’s Retreat 2024

Please find a registration form here.

Dear Men,

I am pleased to invite you to join us for the 21st Annual Men’s Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. This will be held from 5.00pm on Friday February 9th, 2024 to 5.00pm on Saturday February 10th, 2024 at The DeKoven Center, Racine, Wisconsin. This will be the second in-person Retreat after a two year break caused by Covid.

I am also delighted to share the news that the Rev, Sam Portaro, Theologian in Residence at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago, will be the Retreat Leader. Sam has had a distinguished ministry in the Episcopal Church, including spending twenty-two years as a Chaplain at the University of Chicago. Our theme for this Retreat will be “ The Nature of God.”

By popular request, The 2024 Retreat will include a service in the historic St. John’s Chapel on the DeKoven campus. Please help to share information about this Retreat with other men in your congregation in person, on bulletin boards and in your church’s Sunday service papers/bulletins.

As you know, our recent Men’s Retreats have been very popular. If you would like to attend please send in your completed registration form and payment as soon as possible as several recent Retreats have sold out well in advance of the Retreat date.

Please find a registration form here. There is no increase in the cost of registration compared to 2023. I would be happy to respond to any questions about the upcoming Retreat and I look forward to our time together in DeKoven next February.

Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions about the Retreat.

John Covell

Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Annual Men’s Pre-Lenten Retreat Interim Coordinator

St Chrysostom’s Church, Chicago, Illinois

[email protected]   – Mobile Phone 312 404 9514

Please send email registration forms to [email protected]