Retreats on the Eucharist to be offered this month


As part of the ongoing Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Salt Lake City, two parishes will hold retreats that will focus on the subject of the Real Presence of God in the Eucharist. These retreats aim to provide participants with a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith and a stronger connection to the Eucharist.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Retreat

The St. Francis of Assisi event will offer talks on three different aspects of the Eucharist. Speakers will include Father Omar Ontiveros, pastor, and Father Gustavo Vidal, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Layton. The retreat aims to provide clarity and understanding about the Eucharist, especially for Catholics and those interested in the faith.

The presentations at the retreat will cover topics such as “The Eucharist: Is It Symbolic or Real?,” “The Eucharist: Source and Center and Summit of the Catholic Faith,” and “Encountering Christ More Deeply in Our Faith Through the Eucharist.” These talks will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a Q&A session. The day will conclude with a Mass.

The Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring the retreat and hopes that participants will gain a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith, grow closer in their faith, and take their spiritual life to another level. The retreat is also open to people outside of the Catholic faith who are seeking truth.

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Retreat

At Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, the “Christ in You” retreat is being sponsored by the diocesan Cursillo group. This retreat aims to provide inspiration and information on how to nourish and grow a stronger Catholic spiritual life with the power of the Eucharist.

The retreat schedule includes presentations on “The Call,” “Piety: Eucharist,” “Study: Eucharist,” “Action: Eucharist,” and a podcast titled “Is the Holy Spirit Dormant in Your Life.” The speakers will be Father Jaya Penugonda, Father Dominic Sternhagen, and Deacon Tom Tosti. The retreat will also include discussion sessions.

The organizers of the retreat emphasize that the Eucharist is the center of the Cursillo movement and that everyone can benefit from learning more about the Eucharist and strengthening their spiritual life.


These Catholic retreats on the Eucharist provide opportunities for participants to deepen their understanding of the Real Presence of God in the Eucharist and to strengthen their Catholic faith. Whether attendees are already Catholic or are seeking truth and spiritual growth, these retreats offer a chance to learn more about the Eucharist and its importance in the Catholic faith.