Come Away Retreats

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 that 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

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.

2021 Come Away Dates:

(Please contact the centre for dates)

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.

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