Help Us Help You (Sept. 2020)

Greetings, and God bless all of you,

The Friars at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center want to assure you that each and every one of you have been in our prayers during these most difficult times. The stress of being in our homes or not having regular work routines is very real. We hope you who are effected, know that the Friars and the staff understand your difficulties, we are effected in our lives as well.

Many of you are aware that our main source of income is through our Retreat programs. We have had to cancel them in February of this year and will not continue until further notice.

In the meantime, it is important that our Ministry work continue with Masses each day and on the weekends to help with the care of this beloved facility. We have taken steps to lower costs where we can, reduced staff and still be of service. We have managed to get by with donations that many have so generously provided. However, our monthly costs to maintain the building coupled with a major water pump house problem have now taken its toll.

With no income from Retreats how can we survive? How can we be there for each of you when this dreaded pandemic is finally under control so we once again can gather in safety? We are not a wealthy Retreat center. We have no other alternative than to ask you to please consider some form of financial contribution to help support us, and invest in your future spiritual needs.

While it is important that we receive your donations, it is more important that it comes from the heart. Our Retreat Center has been in operation for over 50 years caring for all faiths, open to all brothers and sisters who search for peace. Please help us to continue our Mission in serving you, bringing God into our lives and the lives of others.

May God grant you and your loved ones Peace.

Our sincere gratitude,
Franciscan Friars and Staff at Mt. Alvernia

Please make your check to Mt. Alvernia and send it to:
Mount Alvernia Retreat Center
P.O. Box 858
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590