At another parish, the pastor conducted half day mens retreats.
They were great. Mass, a meal, a couple of talks by guest priests. Confessions by several guest priests. On a Saturday. Not an overnight.
[Overnight programs got complicated owing to the logistics. But with a half-day Saturday, you didn’t need bunking down, or showers, or change of clothes].
[You showed up, had Mass, light breakfast, talks, confessions, lunch, another talk, and then home to family and chores.]
[Very intense half day.]