Laborers in the Vineyard: The Theology of Work
24-hour retreat on the theology of work for men and dads
Friday-Saturday Retreat for Men and Dads
with Fr. Troy Schweiger, Bob Sullivan, Fr. Gary Coulter, and lunch with Bishop Conley
What is meant by a ‘Theology of Work’?
The bible teaches that human beings are made in the image of God, and God is a worker. Thus the Church teaches that human labor has intrinsic value because in it we “image,” or reflect, our Creator. God the Father continues his creative, sustaining, and redeeming work through our human labor. This gives our work great dignity and purpose.
Work is not just a result of original sin. Work is central in Genesis 1 and 2. Even in the midst of paradise, God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it. Therefore work is a gift from God, something we were created for, something our loving Creator intends for our good.
And even more, our daily work, toil and labor has been taken up by Christ on the cross and sanctified. Now it is part of our vocation and even a means to our holiness.
Join us Friday, January 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. to begin with a Rosary and Mass, concluding 5:00 pm supper.
While the speakers will talk from the perspective of younger men and dads of young children, Men of all ages are still welcome to attend and sharing your experience in the discussions is appreciated.
The day includes reflections by a priest and fellow dads, there will be times for Mass, confession, silent prayer time, but also community and discussion times. Includes snacks and meals.