October 15-31, 2018 EVENTS


October 15 – Priest Support Group: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


October 16 – Birthright: Social 5:30 p.m. – Dinner 6:00 p.m. – Program 7:00-8:00 p.m.


October 18-21 – Xavier Kairos: Team arrive 12:30 p.m. and students arrive 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Depart after lunch Sunday.


October 21 – Centering Prayer: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


October 21-25 – AMRH Preached Priest Retreat: There will be an dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the retreat beginning on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. Depart Thursday after lunch.


Director: Fr. Thomas J. Boyer


The retreat is entitled “Seven Deadly Sins or Seven Lively Virtues.”

Fr. Boyer will explore the traditional Deadly Sins in terms of the temptations they bring to priests and propose Virtues with which to grow away from those temptations.


He was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. His education includes: Bachelor of Science – St. Meinrad College of Liberal Arts; Master of Divinity – St. Meinrad School of Theology; Summer Institutes – University of Leuven, Belgium and Loyola University, New Orleans. He previous pastoral assignments include: Pastor at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Norman, OK; Rector of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK; Pastor at St. Thomas More University Parish, Norman, OK; Pastor at St. Joseph Parish Union City, OK; Administrator/Faculty Member at Mount St. Mary High School Oklahoma City; Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City.


Fr. Boyer also served at Director of Catholic Youth Ministry; Director of Vocations; Consulter the Archbishop; Member of the Council of Priests; Member of the Archbishop’s Personnel Board; and Faculty Member for Summer Institutes for National Pastoral Musicians. He is a past member of: National Federation of Priests Councils; National Organization for Continuing Education of Priests; National Pastoral Musicians; Regional Representative to National Federation of Priests Councils; and the National Catholic Youth Organization National Board.


He has given guest lectures at: St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology – Institute for Priests; Conception Seminary College – Commencement Address – Student Retreat; more than thirty Diocesan Presbyteral Assemblies and Retreats; Numerous Parish Lenten Missions throughout the United States; Keynote Address and Homilies at National Catholic Youth Convention; The Ann Stolberg Lecture: Covington, KY; Saving Sacred Things Symposium: Catholic University of America; The Dolle Lecture: St. Meinrad Seminary; St. Gregory University, Shawnee, OK – Commencement Address; Frequent Guest Lecturer at University of Oklahoma School of Religious Studies; Participated in the Heartland Institute “Think Tank” regarding the Failure of Bi-partisan Politics at the University of Oklahoma February 2010.


The offering for the retreat will be $350.00.   A $25.00 deposit secures your reservation and is credited to your offering for the retreat. To register please contact AMRH at 319-266-3543 or


October 30 – Pastors & Parish Life Coordinators: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration the second Tuesday of each month from

6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. at American Martyrs Retreat House, 2209 North Union Road, Cedar Falls. All are welcome.