"I could write for hours about the retreat, but it's indescribable!! The faith and spirit that was shared by the Rockdale group by Cleopas & Company was as real and enriching as any retreat that I have ever been a part of....The discernment process that your group used to see what was needed and then get out of the way and let God himself, Jesus himself and the Holy Spirit bring about a healing of enormous proportion was exactly what was needed."
Deacon Donald Sims - St. Joseph's Catholic Church
"Thank you for another wonderful retreat weekend! What you do for our youth is AMAZING!! Heck, what you do for us adults, too, is unbelieveable! You have such a gift, and I'm so glad we get to share in it. I just love you guys! ______ wasn't open to attanding the retreat last weekend, but he was sure changed by it! He told me on the ride home how he felt and wants to stay close to God and attend Mass and maybe even do what you guys do someday! ...Thank you for all that you do and all the ways you show Christ's love to the world."
Jen - Otsego, MI
"I can't thank y'all enough for an amazing, life-changing weekend."
"The retreat created freindships that in school I would have never seen coming. It assured me of many things about myself and about my Faith. It truly was a life-changing experience."
A blessed teen in South Carolina
"I came to meet Randy Jordan just by chance when desperately searching for a retreat leader. However, now I know that it was certainly God's plan and one of the greatest gifts that I have ever received in my ministry. I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Randy for the past 9 years and with Gordie for the past 4 years. These two men are filled with the Holy Spirit and it is contagious. They have a way of ministering to the youth and opening their hearts and minds to the presence of the Holy Spirit. I have seen their ministry change the lives of many of our youth.
"Not only are Randy and Gordie an inspiration to our youth but to our Adult Confirmation Team as well. They work in parish ministry and have experienced the joy and pain of it all. They bring such insight, wisdom, and compassion to our team and have helped us in so many ways.
"Randy and Gordie are not only hired retreat leaders, they are a cherished and loved part of our team and overall ministry. God truly blesses us through them."
Karen Jones, former DRE - St. Augustine's Catholic Church
"Randy and Gordie are two people with a great love for the Lord and a gift for reaching young people in a way that they can relate to best. I am blessed to have discovered them to present our Confirmation retreat. Their presentations are thought-provoking and empowering. It's amazing how two people could impact the youth of our parish in such a positive way in such a brief amount of time! "
Cathy Morgan, DRE - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church - Valdosta, GA
"Working with Randy and Gordie has been such a blessing for the youth of the parish. Their ability to adapt to any environment is a true gift. The teens of our parish are new to the idea of the retreat format and by the end of their experience with the Holy Spirit and the delivery by Randy and Gordie, our teens had opened up to a new level! They're wonderful!"
Jaclyn Jarzombek, DRE - Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral
"I met new people and was so happy to see how quickly we started acting like a team and working together....My perspective was changed on how I viewed my friends and other confirmation candidates when we got to discussing what being a Catholic meant to us and pondering the deeper issues we never open up about. I gained new respect for my friends." - a satisfied teen
"Dear Randy and Gordie, I just got back from the Confirmation retreat that you guys held. It was one of the greatest times and experiences that I have ever had in my life. I just wanted to let you know how much of an impact you have had on me and the entire group that will be confirmed in May. God Bless," Megan (11th grader)
"Very well presented and kept the student's interest....Andy and I truly enjoyed the retreat and our students had only compliments for you two. We will keep you in our prayers." - a wonderful teacher and chaperone
"My daughter felt the entire retreat was very spiritual and moving" - a loving parent
"Thank you for giving your gifts and talents for these children and me!" - another loving parent
Over the years we have been blessed to work with many groups across the country.
The folks below are more than happy to share their experiences of Cleopas & Company with you.
Patricia Johnson/Lea Martinez:
Christian Renewal Center, Dickinson, TX
Director, Eagle's Wings Retreat Center, Burnet, TX
Deacon Donald Sims:
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rockdale, TX
Jr./Sr. High Religious Ed Coordinator, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Richmond, TX
Director of Youth Ministry, St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, MI
DRE, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Houston, TX
Monsignor Seth Hermoso:
Pastor, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Houston, TX
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