Marygrove Retreat Center|
"Come away with me into a desert place . . and rest awhile." (Mark 6:31)
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Retreats Offered at Marygrove
CATHOLIC PARISH RETREATS
“RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY.”
A Pilgrimage Retreat on the Life and Teaching of Blessed Pope John Paul II
Offered to Catholic Parishes Throughout the Season
Blessed Pope John Paul II was a stone laborer and factory worker, an actor and a playwrite, a seminarian under the Nazies, a priest under the Communists, and finally Pontif to the whole Church. He was a traveler too. He made 104 trips outside of Italy, more than all 263 previous popes combined. Traveling throughout the world, this modern pope helped millions of people come to know Christ better. Where ever his journey took him, his resounding message to the world was “Do not be afraid.”
Now, you are invited to embark with Blessed Pope John Paul on one more journey – your Parish Pilgrimage Retreat based on his life and teachings. Join Fr. Jamie Ziminski and members of your parish for this weekend retreat. Using stories from the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II and his most significant writings, theological reflection and good humor, Fr. Jamie will make deep theological teachings accessible to all. $115 per person, $195 for a married couple. (See the Parish Retreat Video at this website)
What to Expect on a Parish Retreat at Marygrove
Special Needs Retreats
SERENITY RETREAT: FOR THOSE TOUCHED BY ALCOHOLISM OR ADDICTION May 10-12
This annual 12-Step Retreat is for men and women who are in recovery for alcoholism/addiction or who are close to someone who struggles with alcohol abuse or addiction. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon are especially invited to participate in this retreat, recognizing that God can grant the serenity one needs to face the hardships of life. The cost of this retreat is yet to be determined. (Guest Director from Serenity International.)
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES June 7-9
Retrouvaille is a weekend program for deeply troubled marriages, conducted by a priest and three couples who present their stories of disillusionment and eventual healing. Attending couples are provided techniques that may enable them to see their spouses in a new light and start them on a path to rebuild and restore their marriage.
During the weekend, the team gives a series of presentations and shares a technique of communication that enables participants to take a good look at most areas of their marital relationship. After each presentation participants will have a chance to reflect by themselves, then discuss their marriage in complete privacy with his/her spouse. The weekend is not a ‘miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.
The cost of this weekend is yet to be determined. However, no couple is ever denied the chance to heal and renew their marriage because of lack of funds. For more information please visit www.retrouvaille.org or call the Retrouvaille Coordinators at 1-800-470-2230.
Rachel's Vineyard June 21-23
Healing hte pain of abortion one weekend at at time. Women and men from around the world have found healing and hope through Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. Marygrove Retreat Center offers a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment to express, release and reconcile their emotions to begin the healing process. For men and women, Catholics and those of other Faith Traditions.
Silent Directed and Guided Retreats
SIX DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREATS January 27–February 1 and June 2-7, 2013
THREE DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT November 16-18, 2012
EIGHT DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT July 28-August 4, 2013
With very few exceptions, there is no talking during a Silent Directed Retreat. Meals are silent. No emails or television. Participants live by a different set of rules designed to bring rest and peace, and to heighten one’s awareness of God’s presence. Silent retreats include Mass and communal morning and evening prayer. And the cornerstone of the retreat: each participant has the opportunity for daily visits with a spiritual director. Three Day: $115, Six Day: $225, and Eight Day: $290. For men and women, Catholics and those of other Christian traditions.
HOLY WEEK TRIDUUM GUIDED RETREAT March 28-31
The Triduum of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) and Easter Sunday is the high point of the Church year. This retreat is balanced among periods of silence, the Holy Week liturgies, Scripture study, a Tenebrae service, private and communal prayer. Enter into the celebration of our Lord’s death and resurrection in a way that cannot be experienced except in a retreat setting. (Cost: free will offering.)
PREPARING FOR THE SEASON OF LENT – A GUIDED RETREAT FOR PRIESTS AND DEACONS February 4-6
This retreat, offered for Catholic Priests and Deacons, will be a silent retreat with one conference presented each day. For those who wish to have spiritual direction while on retreat, Priest Directors will also be available. The retreat will begin before dinner on Monday and finish Wednesday after lunch. The fee for this retreat will be $130.
New This Year!
At Marygrove, we have received many compliments for our preached retreat weekends and have won high praise for our silent directed retreats. Now you can have the best of both! Join us for an “in-between” guided retreat. Fr. Jamie Ziminski, Director of Marygrove, will share one conference each day on key aspects of the spiritual life and offer suggestions and spiritual exercises for growth. We’ll pray Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer together, along with the celebration of the Mass. The rest of our time will be silence, rest and personal prayer. Spiritual directors will be available. The cost will be $115 per person. For men and women, Catholics and those of other Christian traditions.
THE WISE WOMEN WEEKEND November 9-11, 2012
Our history of faith is filled with women of vision and spirit: women of the Old Testament, disciples of Jesus, women believers of the early Church, saints, leaders and servants of today. The Wise Women Retreat celebrates their wisdom and experience. If you are a Christian woman who has heard the call to a deeper relationship with Christ, join the Wise Women of Marygrove for a weekend of prayer, growth and friendship. (Director: Sr. Ellen Enright)
THE WISE MEN WEEKEND December 7-9, 2012
What is a real man? It is the man who puts God first, and allows faith to permeate everything else. The Wise Men Weekend, three days of prayer, Christian fellowship, and shared wisdom, is a retreat designed to help men put God first. Young and old, married and single, Catholic and Protestant – men of many walks of life bringing their faith and wisdom to encourage each other. Join Christian men from all over the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin for an energizing weekend understanding spirituality from a man’s perspective. (Director: Fr. Jamie Ziminski)
SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN December 15-16
Have you ever felt like your celebration of Christmas was a big, spiritual flop? Often the problem is not with Christmas; the problem is that Advent preparation has been shoddy. This year, get ready to celebrate Christ’s birth by spending an overnight at Marygrove. Study the Scriptural stories of Jesus’ birth, sing the songs of the season, and enjoy holiday tales that warm the heart. Before the Christmas celebration gets underway, take 24 hours to rest and pray at Marygrove. The cost is $75 per person or $140 for a married couple. Director: Fr. Jamie Ziminski
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RETREAT January 4-6
Every year, Knights of Columbus from all over the Upper Peninsula gather for this retreat, designed especially for the Knights. This retreat focuses on practical spirituality for men, lived out in the fraternity and service of the Knights of Columbus. Enjoy a remarkable weekend of fellowship, prayer and reflection on the Catholic Faith. $115 per person. Fr. Jamie Ziminski, director.
CHARISMATIC RETREAT February 8-10
Every year, the Charismatic Retreat is a most lively and Spirit-filled weekend. With dynamic prayer, vibrant music, and enthusiastic praise, this retreat is primarily for those in the Charismatic renewal. However, it is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This year we welcome back Jim “Butch” Murphy as our guest retreat director. This retreat fills to capacity quickly so make your reservation early. $115 per person or $195 for a married couple.
CHRISTIAN INITIATION DAY OF REFLECTION March 17 (2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST)
For deeper, intense preparation for Baptism or Full Reception into the Church, catechumens, candidates and their sponsors are encouraged to make this one-day retreat. This special experience includes time for prayer, reflection on the history and theology of Christian initiation, and a presentation of the powerful Catholic symbols and rituals of joining the Church. The retreat fee is $15.00 per person, which includes the evening meal. Director: Fr. Jamie Ziminski
CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY RETREAT April 5-7
Catholic college students from Northern Michigan University, Michigan Technological University and Lake Superior State University are invited to come to Marygrove for their annual spring retreat. This weekend is always an uplifting experience for college students. Interested students should contact their local Catholic Campus Ministry to register.
MARY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN RETREAT May 3-5
Three days of prayer in honor of our Blessed Mother. Returning by popular demand, our retreat director will be Fr. Corey Litzner. Fr. Corey is a priest and pastor from the Diocese of Marquette and is the diocesan Chaplain for the World Apostolate of Fatima. Fr. Corey will examine the many facets of the Blessed Mother’s care for us, as he presents the various Scripture stories and Church Teachings celebrating Mary’s special role in God’s plan for our salvation. For men and women. $115 per person or $195 per married couple.
SENIOR CITIZENS RETREAT May 14-16
The Senior Citizens retreat emphasizes the value of age and wisdom, often not appreciated in society today. This year, we welcome as guest director, Fr. Darryl Pepin, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River. Fr. Darryl is an engaging speaker, a gifted musician, and dedicated priest who is preparing this retreat to touch issues and concerns unique to those in the “gifted years.” Retreat begins with supper at 5:00 PM Tuesday and is open to both singles and couples. $90 for a single person, $160 for a married couple.
New This Year!
EVERY STEP IS HOLY (LESSONS FOR LIFE’S JOURNEY) May 17-19
Life’s Journey is filled with ups and downs. Each step holds the potential for challenges and blessings, ugliness and beauty, suffering and grace. This timely retreat offered by Fr. Jamie Ziminski and guest director Cecilia Harrison will explore the image of sacred pilgrimage with reflections on the historic Spanish pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, the recent movie “The Way,” and the new book “Walk in a Relaxed Manner” by spiritual writer, Joyce Rupp. Together we will glean the spiritual lessons that will help us embrace our lives as the journey it is, with fresh enthusiasm and hope. $115 per person or $195 for a married couple.
LESSONS OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI May 31–June 2
St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints of Christianity. Joy, humility, prayer, service, peace – all virtues modeled in his life. This retreat is open to both Franciscans and others interested in the “Beggar Saint.” Learn from St. Francis how to bring simplicity and spirituality into your daily life. For men and women. $115 per person or $195 per married couple.
NON-ROMAN MEN’S CURSILLO February 21-24
NON-ROMAN WOMEN’S CURSILLO March 7-10
Simply put, the Cursillo weekend is an encounter with Christ. The two Cursillo weekends offered on this schedule are for Christian participants from congregations other than Catholic. Through a series of conferences by ministers and witness talks by fellow Christians, the Cursillo weekend is designed to empower people to be more of a Christian leaven in their families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. On a Cursillo weekend, participants deepen their faith and learn how to better live it in society. The Cursillo weekend is part of the greater Cursillo movement, the goal of which is to make Christ the prime influence in society. If you haven’t made a Cursillo Weekend, call Marygrove for more information. Join us for a Cursillo and see your faith life take-off. The fee for a Cursillo Weekend is $115 per person.
ROMAN CURSILLO WEEKENDS IN AUTUMN
Catholic men and women can begin now to plan for a Cursillo Weekend in the autumn of 2013. The next Men’s Roman Cursillo Weekend will be September 19-22, 2013. The next Women’s Roman Cursillo will be October 3-6, 2013.
CURSILLO FOURTH DAY OVERNIGHT January 12-13
For those who have made a Cursillo ~ Roman and Non-Roman, Men and Women
This Fourth Day Overnight is being offered twice each year at Marygrove, beginning on a Saturday afternoon and ending with Sunday lunch. There will be singing, praying together, and the sharing of close moments with Christ. We will also have excellent presentations about how Cursillo works in our area, why the three-day weekends are structured as they are, how Cursillistas can better serve on team, and how to offer leadership in the Christian community. The cost is minimal and open to all who have made their Cursillo. This Fourth Day Overnight is for new and old Cursillistas, for those who have been active in the movement and those who want to rekindle the fire.
Youth Encounter Christ
YOUTH ENCOUNTER March 22-24
For Young People ages 16-20
Like the Cursillo experience for adults, Youth Encounter is an intense weekend of experiencing the Christian Faith for young people offered twice each year. It is open to youth of all Christian faith traditions. There is a follow-up program which will help young people carry out at home what was learned on the weekend. To learn more about Youth Encounter, there is an informative video on line. To access the Youth Encounter video, simply check this website and click on the video icon.
For more information or for registration forms contact Barry and Yvonne Voss, N1572 S. Circle Dr., Norway, MI 49870 or phone 1-906-563-5187. Check out the special website for Youth Encounter. Thanks to a generous donation, the fee for the Youth Encounter candidates this year is $25 per person.
YOUTH ENCOUNTER OVERNIGHT August 9-10
For All Those Who Have Made a Youth Encounter Weekend
Youthencounterites! Plan now to attend the Youth Encounter Summer Overnight!
There will be singing, group prayer, and the sharing of our Christian faith. And if the weather is nice, whoever wants to go, can head to the beach at Fayette State Park. The cost of the overnight will be only $20 per person.
It is true that one of the best retreats offered at Marygrove is a retreat for the whole family. We have our conferences together, pray together, have games, do family projects, share great meals, and even enjoy a picnic at a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. Some families bring a whole van-load. Other families are one parent and one child. Some families come with lots of little children. Others come with high school and college age sons and daughters. Some families come with three generations. All the groups seem to fit in. . . . and the cost is a free will offering and a dish to pass for Saturday evening dinner. Perhaps your family could use a little time together at Marygrove. Last year, these retreats filled quickly. Please reserve your family’s spot early