Men’s Cornerstone XIV Retreat – March 10th and 11th

Men’s Cornerstone XIV Retreat

We live in a busy world. You have a busy life. When was the last time you hit “pause”?

The parishes of St. Bartholomew the Apostle and Immaculate Heart of Mary are inviting men of all ages to attend this year’s Men’s Cornerstone XIV retreat. It will be on Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th and held at St. Bartholomew in Scotch Plains.

What is Cornerstone?

Cornerstone is an opportunity to hit the “pause button” in life and a chance to renew and strengthen your faith and grow in your experience in the Christian faith. It is led by a team of parishioners from various backgrounds and ages who themselves have experienced an increased presence of Christ in their lives.

Why should I attend Cornerstone?

You will have a unique opportunity to meet other men of the community and together listen, reflect, and share real life experiences. Taking the time to retreat from daily routine and stress is both a necessary and rewarding experience.

What does “Cornerstone” mean?

The word “Cornerstone” describes Christ as the main foundation (“the cornerstone”) of our lives. His presence within us allows us to live, grow, and become more loving and vibrant people of God.

What have other men who have attended Cornerstone experienced?

“It gave me a chance to connect with God.” David D.

“Cornerstone helps me to realize that we are all in this together, and we are not so different from one another.” John O.

“Cornerstone helped me see all the times God’s grace has been bestowed on me and my family.” Jim B.

“”I was initially uncomfortable about attending but I am so glad I took that first step to renew my faith. It was such a satisfying experience and was exactly what I needed to refocus my life priorities.” Colm K.

“Cornerstone helped me to make new friends and put some of my troubles in perspective since they are shared by others.” Glenn R.

What can I expect at Cornerstone?

It will begin Friday evening March 10th at 6 p.m. and end on Saturday evening March 11th after Mass and dinner. There will be talks, followed by small group discussions, time for quiet personal reflection, Reconciliation, and Eucharist. There will also be ample time to interact with others who are looking to grow spiritually.

Registration is required. Please visit the web sites of either St. Bartholomew the Apostle at or Immaculate Heart of Mary at

You may also reach out to Ed Butler at 201-410-7425 or as well as Chris Reimers at 732-689-8300 or with any questions.