Kelly Wahlquist (Submitted photo)

Jenny Snarski
Catholic Herald staff

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Webster, is the site for the Superior Diocesan CCW Advent Retreat on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Traditionally, the SDCCW has sponsored a Lenten retreat; it was decided this year to distance a retreat event further from the spring convention.

“Let the Peace of Christ Control Your Hearts” is the retreat theme. The featured speaker will be Minnesotan Kelly Wahlquist.

Wahlquist is a wife, mother, author and speaker. Assistant director for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute, she is the founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, and contributing writer for

She recently penned “Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy,” a book on relationship-building.

The retreat is open to all women.

Beginning at 8:45 a.m., continental breakfast and fellowship will start off the event. There will be two presentations in the morning — starting at 9:30 a.m. — with a break for confessions. The rosary will be prayed before lunch, and the retreat will end with a time for sharing at 12:45 p.m.

Talk topics are: “Letting the Peace of Christ Rule Your Heart in a World That Wants to Rule All of You,” and “Our Supreme Role in the New Evangelization – Living the Joy of the Gospel.”

Information is posted at under “Save These Dates.” A $30 registration fee can be paid at the retreat or mailed. For registration, contact Lynn Neeck at 715-339-3991 or .