Mount Alvernia Retreat Center offers retreats throughout the year. All faiths are invited to attend. Over 6500 persons retreat to Mt. Alvernia each year. Retreat and workshop subjects include—but are not limited to—healing for the physically ill, spiritual, marriage enrichment, addictions, and abuse. Individuals, couples, and groups may attend the retreats. Children may also attend the healing retreats. The typical retreat lasts for two-and-half days (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday).
For weekend retreat descriptions and scheduling information, see the retreat and workshop schedule.
For information about one-day retreats, see monthly one-day retreats.
All retreats require registration. To register, please telephone the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office at (845) 297-5706, ext. 112 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have special dietetic needs, you must indicate them when you telephone or include them in your e-mail. (For weekend retreats retreatants are also reminded to sign-in upon arrival at 7PM on Friday evenings.) The center is handicap accessible and includes an elevator for those retreatants who are unable to use the stairs. If you use a service dog, please call ahead to make special arrangements; otherwise, no pets or exotic animals are allowed.
If your group is interested in attending a retreat, your group coordinator should contact the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office for registration and accommodation information. Group coordinators must confirm the approximate number of retreatants at least one week prior to the retreat date.
Rates and fees for various retreats:
Please contact Mount Alvernia Retreat Office for the latest rate information. Personal checks are accepted; make checks payable to Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center. Mount Alvernia, a non-profit organization, does not deny attendance because of a person’s lack of financial resources. Deposits will be returned if a scheduled retreat is under-subscribed.
Additional information about accommodations, meal times, dietetic needs, etc. is listed in the Miscellaneous section below. If you have additional questions, please contact the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office at (845) 297-5706 ext. 112.
For travel information, see visitor's information and directions.
For a virtual tour, view the Mount Alvernia Experience topic on YouTube.
|Sept||1-3||St. Joseph Church, Boundbrook, NJ|
|Sept||7-10||Tres Dias Men's Retreat|
|Sept||9||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session I) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.|
|Sept||11-12||Catechetical Office Retreat|
|Sept||15-17||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Sept||15-16||Inter-Community Formation Workshop|
|Sept||17||St. Martin Confirmation Retreat|
|Sept||19||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Sept||20-21||Sacred Heart Retreat|
|Sept||22-24||Fr. Aiden's Parish Retreat|
|Sept||28-Oct 1||Tres Dias Women's Retreat|
|Sept||30||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session II) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.|
|Oct||2-4||Ukrainian Clergy Days|
|Oct||3-6||Hispanic Group Retreat (9AM-3PM)|
|Oct||6-8||Secular Franciscan Retreat|
|Oct||8||St. Martin Confirmation Retreat|
|Oct||12-15||Cursillo Men's Retreat|
|Oct||16-19||Vicars for Religious Retreat|
|Oct||17||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.||Oct||20-22||Al-Anon|
|Oct||27-29||Matt Talbot Retreat|
|Oct||29-Nov 3||Carmelite Communities of the Association|
|Nov||3||Brothers of Our Lady of Angels|
|Nov||4||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session I) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||Nov||7||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Nov||10-11||Inter-Community Formation Workshop|
|Nov||10-12||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Nov||11||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session II) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.|
|Nov||11||Mt. Alvernia Annual Craft Fair 9AM-4PM|
|Nov||12-14||Directors of Religious Ed|
|Nov||16-19||Cursillo Women's Retreat|
|Dec||1-3||Matt Talbot Women's Retreat|
|Dec||3||EE Christmas Party (3PM)|
|Dec||5||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Dec||7-10||St. Joseph Hill Academy|
|Dec||15-17||St. Rita's Parish Retreat|
|Dec||16||Cursillo Advent Ultreya|
|Jan||4-5||Catechetical Office Retreat|
|Jan||5-7||Quo Vadis Youth Retreat|
|Jan||11-14||Chinese Cursillo Retreat|
|Jan||16-18||Convent of the Sacred Heart (Juniors)|
|Jan||18-21||Tres Dias Men's Retreat|
|Jan||22-26||Brothers of St. Gregory Retreat|
|Jan||26-28||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Jan||30||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.||Feb||-||More retreat schedule information to be announced.|
|June||-||More retreat schedule information to be announced.|
Schedule for the Retreat Day: 8:30-9:15AM Breakfast, 9:30AM First Conference, 10:30-11AM Sacrament of Reconciliation, 11:15-11:45AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 12 Noon Lunch, 1:15PM Second Conference, 2PM Mass and Closing.
Donation of $30 for per person ($20 additional for spouse). Park in the back of the Retreat Center and enter using the Lower Level ramp door.
|Dates||2017 Fall-2018 Descriptions|
|Sept. 19||The Holy Stigmata of Saint Francis|
|Oct. 17||The Holy Rosary: History, Mysteries, and Devotion|
|Nov. 7||Living Thanksgiving Daily: Eucharistic Theology|
|Dec. 5||Advent of our Faith: Overview of the Liturgical Year|
|January 30||New Beginnings: A Study of Evangelium Vitae --The Gospel of Life|
|Feb. 13||Our Lenten Journey: 40 Days--practices and prayers|
|March 13||Reflection on the Holy Triduum--preparation and spirituality|
|April 10||Living Easter Joy: Reflection and study of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium--The Joy of the Gospel|
|May 8||Preparation for Pentecost: Biblical foundation of the Gifts, Fruits, and blessings of the Holy Spirit|
|June 12||Spirituality of Retreating with the Lord: Contemplative Prayer|
These days are welcome rest from our busy lives and burdensome schedules. Mt. Alvernia provides a quiet setting to "come away" and be spiritually refreshed by the silence.
Any weekday--From 8AM to 3PM--without a schedule to follow--pray, read, journal, rest. Come for a morning or stay the day.
You are welcome to enjoy the grounds, chapel, and facilities of the Retreat Center. Bring a bag lunch or make
the day one of fasting from food, talking, and noise! Refreshments are provided.
Phone Registration is required, free will offering. Please call (845)297-5706, extension 112. Mass at 8AM is optional.
Free parking is available in the back lot.
Retreatants are required to pre-register with a nonrefundable desposit of $25.00 to reserve
their places. For information, use the
Retreatants need to sign-in upon arrival at 7 PM on Friday evenings. (Departure time is after lunch on Sunday.)
Meals for weekend retreats
An elevator is available for those retreatants who are unable to use the stairs. If you use a service dog, please call ahead to make special arrangements; otherwise, no pets or exotic animals are allowed.
The gym is no longer available for sports.