New Year’s Retreat

Making a New Temple for the Holy Spirit

Two Nights: December 30, 2022, to January 1, 2023

What better way to start a new year than to go on a retreat in a beautiful setting, sacred spaces, and great dining? Our favorite retreat master is back, Franciscan Friar Father Peter Tremblay. He preaches with both power and compassion. There’ll be an opportunity for private reflection, Adoration, Mass, and confession. We’ll also have some traditional New Year’s festivities and a banquet dinner.

Exceptional Retreat Atmosphere

Indoor and outdoor reflection areas

In addition to the engaging sessions, there will be plenty of time to pray and reflect upon the words and upon God’s plan for you. For those who prefer doing this in a sacred space, there is a beautiful chapel and several indoor and outdoor reflection places. For those who are more active, there are trails cut through our 180 acres. The more ambitious can take a short drive or a long hike to Baker Mountain Park. Added to the outdoor space, there is a horseshoe pit, a bonfire, and even some corn-hole boards.

Nicely appointed rooms and fine dining

The lodging rooms were fully renovated in 2015. Each room has two full-sized beds and a private bath. Our dining area has an exceptionally qualified full-time chef with a wide range of culinary expertise. The dining room has also been recently renovated and has a 100% sanitation rating. The meeting room has cathedral ceilings and spectacular views.

Grace-filled encounters

For those who want to immerse themselves into the retreat, there will be several scheduled hours of Adoration, Mass, as well as time for confession, The chapel is open all night for those who want to have a more intimate encounter with the Lord. To break the ice, the retreat will begin with an optional social before dinner, where participants can bring a beverage of their choice.


Retreat Theme: A New Temple

Based on Fr. Peter Tremblay’s popular retreat entitled, “You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit”, the retreat will give you ways to enter the New Year as a new temple of the Holy Spirit. The retreat will first explore the biblical understanding of temple theology. From there, and then lead you to a deeper appreciation of how the Spirit of God went from dwelling in the Jerusalem Temple to dwelling in the baptized and in the Church. Most importantly, how the Spirit of God is dwelling in you to make a new creation.


A Retreat Schedule Just for You

Friday, December 30
2:00 PMCheck-in, call ahead if you need an earlier check-in
5:30 PM“Director’s Welcome Reception” for those interested
6:30 PMDinner
7:30 PM1st Reflection
9:00 PMFree Time, Social Time
Saturday, December 31
7:00 AMAdoration and Benediction
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AM2nd Reflection
11:15 AMHoly Mass
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM3rd Reflection
2:30 PMConfession, Free time
6:00 PMNew Year’s Eve Banquet Dinner
7:30 PM4th Reflection
9:00 PMFree time, Social, New Year’s Festivities
Sunday, January 1
7:00 AMAdoration and Benediction
8:30 AMHoly Mass – Solemnity, Mary Mother of God
10:00 AMClosing brunch

Meet Our Retreat Master: Fr. Peter Tremblay

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Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Father Peter Tremblay attended Franciscan University of Steubenville and joined the Franciscan Friars after graduating. He received a master’s of divinity from Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., and has been an ordained Catholic priest since 2012. He has taught philosophy and theology, ministered in parish settings, and led powerful retreats at the center in the past.

Holy Land Trip. If you’d like to hear more of Fr. Peter preaching, consider joining him on his pilgrimmage to the Holy Land June 6-16, 2023. See flyer: Pilgrimmage to the Holy Land.

Pricing

The special price is $325 per person, one person per room, $275 per person, two persons per room. This includes all meals including a New Year’s banquet and party favors, 2 night’s lodging plus access to our beautiful facilities, trails, and outdoor meditation areas.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before November 1, 2022 and receive a 5% discount!