Celebrating 60 years of Retreat Ministry in 2017!

Holy Cross Retreat House Foundation


In 1981, a group of recovering alcoholics, anxious to make available to those who would follow after them the rich spiritual blessings they received during a retreat at Holy Cross, established a Foundation for the support of the Retreat Center.  Reflecting with deep gratitude, a member of that group said, "The retreat which I made at Holy Cross not only saved my business but, more importantly, it restored to me my wife and family." Because of the generosity of these three great men -- Riley Brown, Bill Burton and John Clifford -- dividends from that Foundation have made it possible for us to improve the facility and complete many projects that would have been very difficult without the help of the Foundation.  It is very obvious what good-hearted people can accomplish when they work together.
The Foundation was established as a Memorial To Fr. Owen de Silva OFM, the Founder of Holy Cross Retreats
1) Purchase equipment and supplies needed to conduct programs.
2) To provide honorariums for guest speakers.
3) To provide assistance in the planning, promotion and execution of religious programs.
4) To make improvements for the buildings that serve the retreat center.
5) Finances from this Fund shall not be used for staff salaries, day-to-day operational maintenance -- such as utilities, food or normal maintenance.

Donations to this Foundation are tax-deductible.
If you would like to be contacted regarding a donation, please fill out the form below and the Director, Fr. Tom will be more than happy to talk with you.




There will not be a 6:30pm mass on Aug. 23rd.  Fr. Tom will be leading a Pilgrimage to northern NM.

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,  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!