The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through sponsored programs and hospitality, the retreat center creates opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to these sacred grounds. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate,
12-Step, or other events at our center.
Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
These are the retreats and events created by the Retreat Center and listed in Our Program Guide. See these events on the following pages Day Retreats, Weekend Retreats, Long Retreats & Special Programs
Advent Day of Prayer
Advent: The Pause that Refreshes
Edith Prendergast, RSC
Saturday, December 6 9:30am to 3:30pm
Come! Step back from the rush and enter the ADVENT journey. Ponder the treasure of God’s coming in history,
in mystery and in the stuff of life. Stay in tune with your longings, your hopes and your fears. Savor the opportunity
to think, to reflect, to be silent and to contemplate. Lunch included.
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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8th Annual Nativity Exhibit:
Ellen Mintz, Coordinator
“The Gift Givers ~
Traditions of Generosity & Charity at Christmas”
Sunday, Dec. 7 - Monday, Dec. 22 (closed 12/13)
Open Sun, Dec 7 5pm-9pm & Dec 14 1pm-9pm
Mon, Wed, 9am-9pm Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am-6pm;
Fri, Sat and Sun, Dec 19, 20 & 21, 9am-9pm;
Mon, Dec 22 9am-5pm
Call in advance for docent tours and field trip reservations - donations for docent led tours. This year our Nativity Exhibit features nativities from around the world with particular interest in those who bring gifts to the Child. The traditions of the winter holiday, even in Pre-Christian times, always included gifts and acts of charity. Santa Claus has his origins in the Magi, St. Nicholas, and the good spirits who populate all these celebrations. In our own time we commemorate the Birth with acts of charity and generosity to family and our extended community. Make this a Christmas celebration with friends and family.
Admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you!
Our Hosted Program ~ Events You Create
The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here!
Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission.
Our facilities include meeting rooms arranged to meet your needs, overnight accommodations, delicious meals served buffet style, a friendly & caring staff, serene gardens, chapel and bookstore.
See Our Center above for information on what our facility has