Come Away Retreat Days

After a rather busy time, Jesus said to his disciples: “come away to a quiet place all by yourselves and rest for a while”. Jesus still makes this call.

ABOUT THE RETREAT

Come Away Retreats are conducted at the Holy Cross Centre 
on a monthly basis and are presented by 
Fr. Kevin Hennessy CP and Sister Brigid Murphy CP and/or Mrs Maria McCormack, Peter & Bernadette Owen.

How often do we hear ourselves saying; “I just don’t seem to have a minute for myself” and “if only I could have a few moments quiet”!! Jesus’ call seems even more urgent today. While the “come away days” were initially started as an outreach for the sick and their carers, more and more people are seeking a space which offers peace and calm amid the storm, an opportunity to get off the treadmill, and a time to be with God.

Those who have responded to this offer at the Holy Cross Centre have commented: “I was a bit tentative, but I am glad I came, I will come back again”. “I didn’t know what to expect, it was just lovely”. “I can’t believe how good I feel at the end of the day”. “There is something special here”. “ It’s very inclusive, anyone can feel at home, it is a welcoming place”.

This retreat is for those –

  • seeking peace in their hearts
  • needing quiet time to reflect on their life
  • those caring for others
Will you accept Jesus’ invitation?

COME AWAY DAY


Come Away Day commences at 9.30 a.m. with a cuppa, concludes 3.00 p.m.


A time for both sharing and quiet time in the beautiful garden setting of Holy Cross; 
 guided meditation, silence, Mass and Anointing, opportunity for individual guidance.


2018
Come Away Dates:

FEBRUARY  MONDAY 19TH
MARCH  WEDNESDAY 21ST
APRIL  THURSDAY 26TH 
MAY  WEDNESDAY 23RD
JUNE  MONDAY 25TH
JULY WEDNESDAY 25TH
AUGUST  WEDNESDAY 29TH
SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY 19TH
OCTOBER  THURSDAY 25TH
NOVEMBER  THURSDAY 22ND

(please check dates as there could be changes)

Session times: 9.30 a.m. (start with a cuppa) to 3.00 p.m. (BYO lunch)

During this day of reflection opportunities will be offered for:

  • Prayer/meditation
  • Mass/Communion Service
  • Silence/solitude
  • Small group sharing (optional)
  • Anointing

There is no need to book for these days unless you are a group.  We would appreciate knowing numbers to enable us to have enough hand out material ready.  Thank you.

OFFERING

This long standing Passionist Ministry at Holy Cross is valued by many.
We invite you to support it financially according to your means. Suggested Donation $20 – $25

For more information, please phone 9846 6014