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.


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”.

Will you accept Jesus’ invitation?


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.

Come Away Dates:

February     Wednesday 15th

March          Thursday 9th

April            Wednesday 5th

May              Thursday 11rd

June             Monday 5th

July              Thursday 6th

August         Tuesday 1st

September  Thursday 7th

October       Monday 2nd

November    Thursday 9th

[Please check dates as there could be chanes]

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


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