TYPES OF RETREATS OFFERED
Days of Reflection provide individuals an extended period of quiet for prayer and reflection. Use of the common spaces in the house, the Chapel and the grounds is available. Cost: $30.00 includes lunch.
Private Retreats, Directed Retreats and Days of Reflection may be booked at any time that space allows.
Guided Retreats focus on a particular theme and have daily scheduled group sessions lead by a facilitator.
Hosted Retreats are provided by other nonprofit, religious and educational groups whose program is consistent with M.J.S.C.’s identity and mission.
Spiritual Direction is available for those who wish to explore and develop their personal relationship with God through ongoing sharing with a trained director. Sessions last about an hour with meetings every 4 – 6 weeks. The average donation is $40/session. However, an inability to pay should not deter anyone from exploring this service. Contact the Retreat Coordinator to arrange an appointment with a Spiritual Director.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT & MONEY MATTERS
For information and to register for all programs please contact our
Retreat Coordinator, Sr. Catherine M. Walsh, RSM
Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
10 Evans Road ~ Biddeford, ME 04005
or call 207-284-5671 Ext. 25
M, T, W, F 9:30 – 4:00 & Th. 9:30 – 12:00
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Your deposit confirms your registration, and is credited toward the cost of your retreat.
Deposits per Individuals: $85 / weekend $180 / week-long
Day Programs are to be paid in full prior to the program.
Payment in full is required 14 days prior to program start date.
Contact Information is required so that one may be alerted of any changes related to their stay, i.e. cancellations. Therefore, kindly include your phone number and email address with your registration.
Cancellations must be brought to the attention of the Retreat Coordinator as soon as possible to accommodate waiting lists.
Gift Certificates are available for any amount; usable for programs, private stay or for bookstore purchases.
Partial Scholarships may be available on a case by case basis.
Room Keys unreturned will be assessed a $10.00 fee.
Donations are most gratefully appreciated for our scholarship fund, and for the Center’s on-going ministry. Room fees alone do not cover our operating expenses. Thank you for your generosity in helping us continue to make this “sacred space” available.
The staff reserves the right of discretion regarding the use of the Center.
Individuals ~ arrival: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM unless otherwise arranged
Weekend Programs ~ begin at 7:00 PM Friday w/ arrival at 4:00 PM, Supper is served at 5:30.
All guests depart after the last scheduled meal of their stay. We ask all to vacate bedrooms by 10:00 AM on the day of departure and to use common spaces: chapel, porch, library or outside until departure.
Wi-Fi is available during your stay. (Hotspots interfere with the operation of laptops, tablets and cell phones.)
Cell Phones are allowed on silent mode and their use is limited to the entry way or outside.
Our Environment is smoke-free. Chemical scents like perfumes are discouraged. Incense and candle burning is prohibited. You may want to bring a fan during the summer months.
Food / Meals are served cafeteria style. Salad or raw vegetables and fruit are available at meals. Every effort is made to accommodate food allergies. For those who need a vegetarian, dairy-free or gluten-free diet, a two week notice is required and a fee of $5.00 per each meal per person will be charged. Persons with severe allergies are invited to bring labeled, prepared foods. A microwave and refrigerator are available for your use on ground floor.
M.J.S.C. Bookstore is open during scheduled posted times and by request.
Lost & Found items if claimed, will be mailed back to the owner at their expense. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 30 days.
PERSONS YOU MAY NEED TO CONTACT
Retreat Information and Reservations
Sr. Catherine M. Walsh, RSM
Retreat Coordinator Extension 25
Food Allergies – (2 week notice required)
Director of Food Services Extension 57
Retreat Center Director
Deacon Fran Burke Extension 34
General Information and Lost & Found
Receptionist / Office Assistant Extension 21
Bookkeeper Extension 24
Fund Raising/Book Store
Sr. Sue Bourret, p.m.
email@example.com Extension 26