4000 Highway 109    Eureka, MO 63025    636-938-5390

NEXT STEP HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT, JUNE 7 & 8, 2017

A retreat experience for current high school students who are ready to explore the next step of their lives. Led by Julie Hickey, Youth Program Coordinator and her staff, this program is designed primarily for Catholic youth who attend public high schools. At this retreat:

  • Meet other teens dealing with the same issues
  • Share in small groups and large group activities and discussions
  • Presentations by youth and adultsSt Dominic spring 2015
  • Worship and quiet time
  • Outside activities on the trails and woods lthroughout the 120 acre retreat center grounds.

The retreat begins at 7:00 pm onWednesday June 7 and ends following supper on June 8.

the cost of this retreat is only $ 25.00. Cost of the retreat is underwritten through generous donations from Sams Steakhouse, John Vatterott, Kutis Funeral Home and Footwear Unlimited Inc.

Click on the registration tab on our websiite opening page for a registration form. For information call Julie Hickey at (636) 938-5390

ST GENISIUS THEATER CAMPS, JUNE 19 – 21, 2017

St Genesius Junior Camp is for children ages 6 – 12. The children will play theater games, do character work, learn basic choreography and songs from Broadway Musicals, and present a short showcase of what they have learned for their parents on the last day. Christian virtues and a wholesome , supportive environment is an essential part of this camp.

the camp will be run by two theater professionals and by high school volunteers. Lunch and snacks are provided.

The camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day. The cost is $ 150 per student.

 

St Genisius Senior Camp is an overnight camp  during the same period, June 19 – 21, and is for high school students utilizing their talents working with the younger children and helping them with their camp during the day. the evenings will be composed of the campers putting on a workshop version of a brand new musical based on the founding of the Marianists, entitled, “Spectacle”. It will be presented in a staged reading and singing at 8:00 pm on the final evening.

 

The cost for the Senior Camp is $ 50 per student.  Meals and Lodging are provided and scholarships are available for both camps.

For information, call the Retreat Center (Julie Hickey or Jim Ford) 636 938-5390

 

St Genisius, pictured here, is the Patron Saint of the Theater.

St Genesius

EMBRACED BY GOD, WITH STEVE GIVENS, JULY 14 – 16, 2017

Steve Givens.jpg2A weekend retreat exploring the spirituality of living with cancer and other chronic diseases. 

Those living with disease and those who care for them are invited to this quiet weekend away to contemplate and embrace God’s movement in their lives. The weekend will offer presentations, music and a variety of prayer experiences as well as opportunities for solitude, contemplative walking and quiet prayer, journaling and sharing with other participants.
Steve Givens is a spiritual director and a widely published writer on Catholic Christian faith and spirituality, as well as a musician, composer, university administrator, father, grandfather and blogger.Diagnosed in 2007 with a rare blood disorder called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, currently in remission, he underwent chemotherapy for more than three years, which is the subject of his book.

Cost for the weekend is $ 190, which includes lodging (single rooms with bath), linens, towels, and meals. Each participant will also receive a copy of Steve’s book: “Embraced by God: Facing  Chemotherapy with Faith”

 

For  information, please call the Retreat Center: 636 938-5390

 

8 DAY DIRECTED RETREAT, JULY 16 – JULY 23, 2017

Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46

A Directed Retreat is a quiet, private retreat. the experience invites people to leave the busyness and noise of daily lives behind, enter into deep quiet and there encounter the voice of God.

Each retreatant will have one spiritual director of their choice, and they will have an individual conference with their director each day. there will be a daily Eucherist for the group.

Spiritual Directors: Sister Janet Dohr, CPPS, Sister Paulette Patritti, OP, Father Jose Ramirez, SM, Sister Anne Simms, OP, Father Joseph Uvietta, SM

 

the cost for the entire 8 days is $ 420. Retreatants that are unable to stay the entire time may pay

$ 70 for each day they attend. The cost includes lodging in private room with showerretreats, linens, towels, and all meals.

 

For information, please call the Retreat Center, 636 938-5390

HEARTS OF MARY RETREAT, JULY 29 & 30, 2017

An intergenerational retreat exploring the feminine genius.HOM

“All generations shall call me blessed!”, Luke 1:48. Whatever her age, it is the ache in every female heart to know that she is chosen, beautiful, and loved. We also desire to love and give of ourselves. The perfect model of this love, virtue and beauty is found in Mary. However, we also forget that Our Lady relates and understands our struggles. She wants to walk with us on this journey, helping us to grow closer to her Son.

this retreat is offered to girls ages 7 – 14 and their accompanying mother, grandmother, aunt or Godmother. There will be Mary- related talks for adults and children as well as games, music, crafts, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Mass. the retreat is designed to foster in various generations what St. John Paul II called the “feminine genius”, by exploring how to apply the love and virtues of Mary to our modern day lives.

Our first Hearts of Mary retreat (see picture) was a full house, so register early.Hearts of Mary Retreat picture

The retreat begins with 1:00 pm arrival on Saturday and concludes at 4:00 pm on Sunday. Dinner, breakfast and lunch will be provided. the cost is $ 75 per adult and $ 25 per child which includes lodging, linens, towels and meals.

the program will be directed by MRCC Youth Director Julie Hickey and Jane Furey.

DISCIPLESHIP: A CALL TO COMMUNION, AUGUST 18, 19, 20, 2017

A retreat with Father Binu Edathumparambil, MSFS

Christian discipleship is a call to communion with God and others. We are not meant to be isolated beings. We are created and called to be a community of people united with God and one another. The key to success in life is to discover what this communion means and live it in our daily lives. Fr. Binu Edathumparambil shares his thoughts and reflections on this theme. Take a little time off from your busy schedule to take advantage of this great opportunity to refresh and renew your life.

THE PRESENTER:  Father Edathum12-disciplesparambil is a member of the Missionaries of St Francis de Sales. He is currently working at UMSL and at St Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester. He has advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and is the author of : “The Accent: Exploring the Path to a Rejuvenating Life”, and”I Am Who I Am: Unraveling the Mystery of God”.

the cost is $ 190 per participant, which includes lodging (private room with shower), linens and meals.

 

For information, please call the Retreat Center at 636 938-5390

NEW PROGRAM FEATURE – BEAUTIFUL, PRAYERFUL GROTTO

Retreat groups can now incorporate into their plans for worship and prayer,our new Grotto. A short trail walk from the Retreat House, the grotto was recently developed as an Eagle Scout Service Project by Gabe Rimel from  Scout Troop 116 at St Justin the Martyr Catholic Church. Thought to have once been a quarry to produce the stone for the Marycliff house and for the rock walls throughout the property. the site provides a perfect setting for the grotto. A large flat bedrock base, faced on one side by a stone bluff and surrounded by trees forming a canopy overhead makes it appear as if God placed it there for its intended purpose – prayer and meditation. The Grotto includes rustic seating, a fire ring, a cross and a statue of the Blessed Mother. What a perfect place for evening worship for a group, or for quiet, peaceful individual prayer.

Retreat / Event Registration Form

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Retreat Registration Form