Start Your Retreat Group Today!

Since being launched on Divine Mercy Sunday 2012, tens of thousands of Catholics have participated in the Hearts Afire Parish-based Programs. Bringing this life-changing program to your parish is amazingly simple!

Follow these simple steps to get a group started in your community:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the three stages of the Hearts Afire program.
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  2. Choose a start date and consecration date using the table below. This is only necessary if you are beginning the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat with the intention of ending on a Marian Feast Day.
  3. Choose a Retreat Coordinator to help lead the group. If you will be coordinating the retreat, then this will be the easiest step in the process! If you are seeking another individual to be the Retreat Coordinator, we recommend using this simple document to facilitate the conversation.
    Retreat Coordinator Document
  4. Meet with your Pastor. If your group will be meeting at your parish, it is critical that your Pastor approves and supports the Hearts Afire program. We recommend using this simple document to facilitate the conversation.
    Meeting with your Pastor Document
  5. Order your retreat materials. Hearts Afire materials can be ordered simply and securely through the Lighthouse Catholic Media website. Or connect with a Lighthouse Representative to learn how to run the best Hearts Afire group possible, and take advantage of special discounts like up to 80% off books!

Pick a Consecration Date

Feast Day
January 9February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
February 20*March 25 Annunciation
April 10May 13 Our Lady of Fatima
April 28May 31 Visitation
VariesVariesImmaculate Heart of Mary
June 13July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 13August 15 Assumption
July 20August 22 Queenship of Mary
August 6September 8 Nativity of Mary
August 10September 12 Holy Name of Mary
August 13September 15 Our Lady of Sorrows
September 4October 7 Our Lady of the Rosary
October 19November 21 Presentation of Mary
November 5December 8 Immaculate Conception
November 9December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
November 29January 1 Mary Mother of God
December 31February 2 Presentation of the Lord
On leap years, begin one day later*Click here for more Marian feast days

Register Your Retreat Group

Congratulations! You've started a Hearts Afire group. Register your group below to get access to exclusive resources and opportunities, and be posted on our website so others can join in the life-changing experience.


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