Oblate school of Theology has been in partnership with ACTS Missions, the governing organization for ACTS retreats since 1999. In response to the demands of the ACTS retreat process locally, nationally and globally a certificate program for Spiritual Companion has been developed and now offered at Oblate School of Theology. The acronym stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. ACTS aims at the attainment of a deeper relationship with the Lord and fellow parishioners. Central to ACTS is a three-day retreat experience presented by fellow parishioners.
The "ACTS Spiritual Companion Program" will address the need in the ACTS communities to acquire trained male and female spiritual companions who would serve as the spiritual leaders of the ACTS retreat teams in formation and be available to the retreatants for guidance on the retreat weekends.