Blueprints Retreat

The ACSTA's annual Blueprints Retreat brings together members of the Catholic school communities to collaborate and explore current issues in Catholic education.

Featured for Catholic School-based Administrators, Catholic Central Office Administrators, Catholic Trustees, Curriculum Leaders, Parish Priests and Religious Leaders.


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2024 Blueprints Retreat

Tuesday, April 30th - Friday, May 3rd

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge                                                                                                

1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta T0L 2H0  Canada   Phone:  403/591-7711 / Map and Directions

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Speaker:  Dr. Bob McCarty

Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has spent his career in professional leadership, serving in national, diocesan, parish, school, and community programs.

He offers workshops, retreats, and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. Bob is the project coordinator for Saint Mary’s Press research, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics and he assists Catholic ministry organizations in mission assessment, membership engagement, and strategic pastoral planning.

Bob has a BS in Sociology/Theology from St. Joseph’s University, an MA in Religious Education from LaSalle University, and a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Bob is an adjunct faculty at the Catholic University of America.

We invite you to join us for BLUEPRINTS 2024, a transformative retreat guided by Dr. Bob McCarty with the theme “Rooted in Faith”.

In the shifting cultural milieu in which we find ourselves today, it can be helpful to remember that we can be rooted in faith. Roots remind us that we are not left to our own devices, that we draw from sources of power not of this world and when we consciously draw from the source of our faith, real transformation is possible in both ourselves and others.

We look forward to welcoming you for a retreat of enrichment and renewal as we strengthen our roots in faith.

2024 Blueprints Program 


Registration Fee:  $910.00 (GST exempt)
The fee includes registration, materials and meals (Accommodation is not included).  

ACSTA must receive all registrations no later than Friday, April 12, 2024.

Invoice/Payments:  The registration fee can be paid via e-transfer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or a cheque can be mailed to ACSTA, 9940 - 106 Street, Edmonton AB  T5K 2N2. If you have any further questions about the payments, please call 780-484-6209 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All payments must be received prior to the Retreat. Thank you.

Music:  If you play a musical instrument, please bring it to the Retreat and join in the daily celebrations and social get-togethers.

Please note: This is a working Retreat; all components of the program (daytime and evening) are an integral part of the Retreat and are designed to build community among the Retreat participants.  Therefore, bringing spouses and other family members who are not registered is not encouraged.

Due to health regulations, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge does not allow pets in any gathering and eating areas (this also includes the Gold/Silver Room, Bronze Room, Convention Lobby, Walker Room, Champion Room, Rockies Room, Sinclair Room, Conference Boardroom, and Pocaterra Room). Please respect other participants’ comfort and those who have allergies.  https://lodgeatkananaskis.com/stay/pet-policy/

Cancellations:  The registration fee is non-refundable, however, replacement names will be accepted.




If you are having difficulty booking a room, please contact ACSTA @ 780-484-6209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A room block is reserved by the ACSTA for Blueprints from April 29-May 3, 2024. The registration fee for the Retreat does not include accommodation. You are responsible for booking and paying for your own accommodation directly with the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.

Occupancy for Single, Double, Lofts and upgrades are available. If you are sharing a room with another registrant(s), you are personally responsible for any arrangements for the room and charges.

You can enhance your stay with Marriott Bonvoy Points. For more information, please visit

To book your room, the following are available:

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Cut-Off Date:
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, April 1, 2024, for Blueprints.

Rooms and Charges per night +plus $25 per day group service fee (subject to applicable taxes and fees).

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