December 7, 2023

Men in our Catholic parishes often desire to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church, but they don’t know exactly how to do that. It can seem like a daunting task with no one to help them get started. The 10th annual Sioux Falls Area Men’s Retreat could be the perfect catalyst to a more meaningful relationship with the God who made them.

Presented by the Sioux Falls Area Men’s Group, this retreat runs from October 22-24 at Broom Tree Retreat Center in Irene. The theme this year, St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, plays off the year of St. Joseph and provides a stable foundation to begin this journey.

Deacon Ralph Poyo will lead the group on an interactive retreat that will lead men to examine the sound qualities of St. Joseph that led him to become known as the Terror of Demons. Men will also examine their own lives with the Holy Spirit regarding five virtues, so they can identify areas they need to strengthen. Opportunities will be available to share those examinations with the Holy Spirit and with the other men on retreat.

One retreatant from a prior year described his experience as “a spiritual reset to focus on what is important and what God would have me do to share his love.” It can be a time of great spiritual growth.

To learn more or to register for the retreat, visit or contact Pat McCabe at