Jeff Smith, right, shown here working on the stained glass windows that have just been installed in the New Chapel! Come join us Sunday, March 12th, at 2:00pm for a mass and blessing of the windows, statues, and Stations of the Cross, followed by a reception and open house to see improvements in the facilities. We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary as a Retreat Center. We welcome you to join us!
If you would like to see a description of the stained glass and several pictures you can go to http://archstglassinc.com/project/holy-cross-retreat-center-chapels/ or to the tab above designated for the Chapel.
The Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts will be on Sept. 2 and 3, 2017. Artists who wish to register can get the application form here. Food vendors can get their application form here. The Rules, Fees, and Information can be found here. We look forward to having you join us as an artist or food vendor or just to enjoy the art and food and music!
Using the Rosary Walk, Labyrinth, and Meditation
Holy Cross Retreat Center
600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM
March 17-19, 2017 registration 6:30-7:00pm till Sunday the 19th at 1:00pm With Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv. director
Give yourself the gift of extended quiet time with the Lord as we begin a new year, and the opportunity to learn about different forms of meditative prayer. We will explore how to expand our use of the Rosary, walk the labyrinth, and enhance our meditations. Each person will be given space to practice the forms of prayer and then reflect together on the experience. This retreat could be a further development for people who have made an ACTS retreat, or all who are seeking further spiritual enrichment.
Suggested Retreat fee: Individual room for Friday and Saturday plus the program and five meals--$152.00. Shared room would be $127.00 each person. Commuter: includes five meals and presentations--$67.00.
If finances are a concern please contact us and we will make special arrangements. We donâ€™t want to turn people away because of cost.
Ninety high school youth came to Holy Cross January 7 and 8th for a Confirmation retreat. They had time for confession, Eucharist, andAdoration of the Blessed Sacrament for over 1 1/2 hours among other activities. Along with the team they had 125 in their group, and used every retreat room, and almost every bed we have! It was a delight to have them again and to expect more next year. The same weekend, all the deacon candidates and spouses from the Diocese of Las Cruces were here on Friday and Saturday till later afternoon. That meant that we served 175 people for lunch in two shifts.
Twenty four people came for the Advent family retreat. We reflected on the events of Advent and Christmas, viewed osme videos, and here talked about which of the figures in the crib set that spoke to us. It was good to take the time for reflection and deepening our faith.
Our Annual Report for 2016 is available on the newsletter tab or by clicking here. You can receive a brief desciption of our past year, a financial report (more details available on request), and learn about a special renovation of the retreat rooms that has begun in preparation for our 60th Anniversary next year! If you would like to contribute to our annual appeal for the renovation of the retreat forms you can use this form.
Holy Cross Retreat Center is sponsoring a Marriage Spirituality Retreat Aug. 25-27, 2017aug. This is a weekend to enhance the spiritual life of a couple and to deepen the sense of the Sacrament of Matrimony. The focus is more on growing in faith as a couple. The suggested donation is $225.00-$250.00 per couple, or $100.00 for commuters. To register or for more information, contact the Retreat Center at 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047, 575 524 3688, email@example.com. If finances are a concern, we can assist.
Outdoor mass with reception to celebrate the 60th anniversary -- Sunday September 24, at 2:00pm. A meal will follow. Come join in the celebration!
Recovering Alcoholics/Alanon retreat led by Tom Weston--Sept 29-Oct. 1st. Fr. Tom is very good at helping those who are in 12 step programs maintain their sobriety and deepen their spiritual life. $102.00 for a shared room, $152. for a single room, $52.00 for a commuter. Call 5 75 524 3688 to register.
Oct 20-22--"Come and See" weekend for young men interested in discerning a Franciscan vocation. You can visit with friars and those in formation and pray about God's call. No charge.
Franciscan Retreat for Secular Franciscans and others interested in Franciscan spirituality. Oct. 27-29th. This weekend will enrich your sense of Franciscan spirituality in a welcoming, joyful atmosphere!