"Godly Free For All"

26th annual Men’s 2023 Retreat

Sponsored by The OMG

2023 Retreat is based upon Fr. John Riccardo's mission

The OMG 2023 Retreat was held at the Pike Community Campground, Aug 31-Sep 3. Thirty-one men signed up. The week before the retreat, The OMG was listed among the groups within The Inferno For Men collaborative organization in Southern Colorado.  

Below are the YouTube videos we watched from Fr. John Riccardo, missionary and ACTS XXIX Executive Director. You can read more about Fr. John Riccardo and Acts XXIV here.

Father John is a founder of "THE RESCUE PROJECT," a global movement that launched in 2022. It flows from the conviction that the most urgent task in the Church is a compelling and attractive proclamation of the gospel.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. - Romans 1:16

Request a copy of the Retreat Handbook here

See the videos and track the retreat on your own

You can watch the complete YouTube videos below to capture the themes presented by Fr. John—Evil is real, We have an enduring hope, and we are missioned to spread the gospel.

Those who attended might want to revisit specific sections of the talks. For a short teaser of his remarkable clarity on speaking about Jesus, you can watch the 6 minute segment on this page. 

You can watch the four edited sections (Set by Steve Hall and cut by Steve Leininger) on our YouTube Channel. These four talks follow the progression of Steve's retreat handbook.

Short selection of Fr. John Riccardo

Videos for the Retreat

Four videos (in two sections for each) - all listed on YouTube.

Individual talks:

The following are the three full YouTube videos used in the 2023 retreat for The OMG. Steve Leininger edited from these three YouTube files located online. We watched sections of these talks in four sessions, beginning on Friday night and running through Saturday.

Friday night:Captured: What the Hell Happened?

Saturday, first 2 presentations:The Beauty of Hope - Fr. John Riccardo

Saturday, final presentation:An Extraordinary Evening with Father John Riccardo

Songs played for the Retreat

Here are the five songs for the retreat from Lou and John Pearring. They were used before prayer time (gathering songs) at each of our five sessions (includes Friday night and Sunday morning). 

Lou and his merry band of Don Sohn, Steve Leininger, Norm McGraw, & Fred Mais led us in several worship songs.

for KING & COUNTRY - For God Is With Us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HErRFLapu4

Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5X91ciE6Y

Zach Williams - Less Like Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkYL1b7MCEw

Lauren Daigle - You Say - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaT8Jl2zpI

 Consumed By Fire - First Things Firsthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpTOcZN9JB4

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