[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_inset=”0px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_inset=”0px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”true” class=”cs-ta-center”]Come Away Retreat Days[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”circle” src=”https://holycrosscentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/motherbaby-statue-e1428379934788.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]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.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left”]ABOUT THE RETREAT[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]

Come Away Retreats are conducted at the Holy Cross Centre 
on a monthly basis and are presented by 


  • Fr. Kevin Hennessy CP
  • Sister Brigid Murphy CP
  • Peter & Bernadette Owen.
  • Kay Lewis
  • Sue Gesell

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

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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.[/cs_text][x_gap size=”50px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left”]2019
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FEBRUARY MONDAY 25TH
MARCH TUESDAY 19TH
APRIL WEDNESDAY 10TH
MAY MONDAY 20TH
JUNE WEDNESDAY 19TH
JULY THURSDAY 18TH
AUGUST WEDNESDAY 28TH
SEPTEMBER MONDAY 23RD
OCTOBER WEDNESDAY 30TH
NOVEMBER THURSDAY 28TH

(please check dates as there could be changes)

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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.

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We invite you to support it financially according to your means. Suggested Donation $20 – $25

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