Advent Days of Recollection

September 1, 2017 - Labor Day: What Is Work All About, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
October 6, 2017 -
St. Francis & Clare: Are They Different Than Me?, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
November 3, 2017 -
All Saints/All Souls: Who Are They?, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
Note: NO December 1st Day of Recollection

Special Advent Days of Recollection
December 6, 2017 - Hope in Advent?, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
December 13, 2017 - Women of Advent, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
December 20, 2017 - Slow Me Down, Lord, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Join Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM and other guests to celebrate our regular First Friday Days of Recollection. Come for the full day, or stop by for Mass at 11:00 and stay for lunch. Your Choice.


  • 9:30am - Gather and Coffee
  • 10:00am - First Session
  • 11:00am - Mass
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Second Session
  • 2:00pm - Closing
The traditional offering for a Day of Recollection with lunch is $25, but any donation is gratefully accepted. No advance registration necessary.

Annual Gratitude Retreats

October 6-8 | October 13-15 | October 20-22

We have been told that these are the longest, continuous recovery retreats for men in the country.

La Pastorela, A Women’s Spirituality Retreat

December 8 - December 10, 2017

Lead by Rosa Apodaca

Our weekend will focus on El Teatro Campesino's classic "La Pastorela". We will travel to the Old Mission San Juan Bautista to experience our signature blend of community and professional performers that come together to make this performance a beloved holiday tradition. After a sign from the Angel of the Lord, the scruffy shepherds embark on their spiritual journey to visit the Holy Child, only to find themselves beset along the way by the demonic followers of Luzbel. “La Pastorela” vibrates with stirring action, vivid color, and robust humor-all set to glorious live music and dance-throughout the mission. Performed in Spanish for over thirty years, “La Pastorela” reaches all audiences with El Teatro Campesino’s broad visual acting style. Rosa Apodaca a veterana, of El Teatro Campesino, will be your hostess on this journey!


  • $240 per person, shared room
  • $290 per person, private accommodations
Cost of ticket to the play is included in these prices.

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70th Annual Men’s Retreat

January 19-21, 2018

Francis of Assisi: The Lord Gave Me Such Faith!
Fr. Bobby Barbara OFM Cap Retreat Director

A world full of violence, political polarization, and disagreements within the church: this was the world into which Francis of Assisi was born and raised. How, then, did he become a man of prayer, peace, and heroic charity? If was not easy, even for a genius like Francis. Our retreat will focus on how God's grace in Francis' life helped him live within his own turbulent times as an "instrument of peace," and how Francis' example and wisdom can help us live the Gospel in our own day.


  • $220 per person semi-private accommodations
  • $280 per person private accommodations
  • $130 per person commuter rate
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