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Divine Mercy 

The Weekend of Equipping is hosted by the Divine Mercy Healing Team and Bart Schuchts.  It is open exclusively to those who have previously participated either in a Divine Mercy retreat with us or a retreat with the JPII Healing Center.   


It is a weekend of abiding in the Lord, of learning prayer ministry, and bonding as a community of apostles.  Thursday night opens with the Celebration of the Eucharist and adoration, where participants have an opportunity to receive prayer. 


Bart Schuchts begins Friday speaking about what it means to abide in the Father’s love and live in the fullness of our confirmation.  He then leads us through several prayer experiences to learn the essential skills to become a prayer facilitator.  We will have the chance to practice all these skills breaking into groups of three after each presentation.   


On Saturday Fr Brian Shininger and Fr Thomas Vendetti will lead us in learning to facilitate the inner healing prayer, and we will dedicate the remainder of the weekend to practicing the inner healing prayer in triads and checking in as a group.   



Presenter: Bart Schuchts 

Bart Schuchts is the founder of Church on Fire and has been associated with the John Paul II Healing Center since its inception. Bart has conducted over 200 life-transforming events across the U.S.A. 

Bart has been in ministry across the body of Christ for over 30 years. Bart grew up in a Catholic home yet drifted away from God while in college. Following a desperate plea to God while sitting in an NFL locker room, Bart had a powerful encounter with the Father’s love that Transformed his life forever. 

Bart travels the country presenting at conferences and retreats, bringing thousands into an intimate and powerful encounter with the Father’s love, transforming lives, and equipping people to live more fully into Christ’s mission. Bart has created numerous events with the JPII Healing Center as well as Church On Fire. Bart’s passion is to see the Church Transformed and equipped to live into the fullness of Her 2000 year history. 

Practical Expectations 



This event is open to commuters.  All conferences and services are available to commuters except a personal room for overnight accommodations.   



Healthy and balanced meals will be provided from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.  Coffee, tea, fruit and snacks will be available throughout the retreat.   



Arrival on Thursday is at 5:00 pm, and we will begin with the Celebration of the Eucharist at 5:30.  After dinner at 6:00 pm we will have an introduction followed by adoration.  On Sunday, the retreat concludes with the Celebration of the Eucharist at 11:30 am, followed by lunch at 12:30 pm and departure by 1:30 pm.    


What to bring:   

You will have a private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.  Linens, towels, hair dryers, as well as basic toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer are provided.  You will want to bring other personal toiletries and medications, comfortable clothes, and footwear for walking if you desire.  Notebooks and pens will be provided; bring your bible and rosary.   

For more information on facilities and meals, see our facilities page.    

Click on the dates to register:

2025 - More info coming soon!
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