Welcome to the 2023 MCCW Central Region Retreat!
We’re happy you have chosen to take this leap of faith in this new way to Connect, Unite and Inspire. It has been too long since we joined in person and the whole team is excited to Connect with you, Unite in our devotion to the Eucharist, and Inspire you to bring that devotion back to your chapels.
The Central team is also excited to embark on “Eucharistic Revival” with you. May God continue to bless and guide us all as we begin our journey to Him together.
Your Sister in Christ,
MCCW Central Regional Coordinator
This year we are excited to offer a few $100 registration scholarships provided by MCCW-Worldwide available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to request this need-based scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will award scholarships based on the email timestamp of each request. They are limited to spouses of E5 and below and O3 and below and you will be required to provide a letter of good standing from your priest. Recipients will be notified by email of their conditional approval within a week of requesting a scholarship and then have ten days to provide any required documentation. If you do not provide a letter of good standing by the deadline, the scholarship will go to the next person on the list.
Retreat Location Description
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Shrine staff welcome you as a friend, guest and pilgrim to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, one of the largest outdoor shrines in North America. Take time for yourself and enjoy the 200 acres of natural beauty whether you walk or drive through the Shrine grounds. Each year, over one million people visit the Shrine.
The guesthouse continues to offer amenities such as continental breakfast, housekeeping services, and vending machines for your convenience. Rooms are reserved to accommodate 2 guests each. They are equipped with two queen beds, TV, in-room refrigerator, and alarm clock.
Keynote Guest Speakers
We are excited to welcome Sr. Amanda Marie and Sr. Laura of the Daughters of St. Paul as our Keynote Guest Speakers at the 2023 Central Regional Retreat. Find out more about the Daughters of St. Paul by visiting their website here.
Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
Tickets for the onsite three-day retreat from March 10-12, 2023 are $220.00.
Day tripper tickets for either Friday or Saturday (you choose when ordering) are $110.
Lunch and Dinner for Friday and Saturday are included with your ticket. There is a no-host social for those arriving Thursday afternoon.
Guesthouse rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for March 9-12 and include breakfast.
Book a guesthouse room directly with a roommate or as a single occupant.Mention “MCCW” when reserving. Reservations must be completed by you directly with the retreat center NLT February 9, 2023. Call (618) 397-1162 to submit a reservation.
If you are traveling alone and need a roommate, direct a request to the Registrar. She can assist with contact exchange, so you can book your room in time.
**We have chosen meal options we believe have something for everyone. The venue cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.**
All ticket sales are complete when payment is received. Tickets are NOT refundable. However, we do understand unexpected situations occur and your ticket may be transferred to another MCCW-eligible woman. We highly encourage you to find a replacement and contact the Registrar. If you cannot find a replacement through your chapel, you can contact the Central Region Registrar for assistance in finding someone outside of your chapel–email @ email@example.com.
Recommended Packing List
The retreat facility does not carry convenience items you may forget. There is a Target and Walgreens approximately five miles away.
For our Central Region, dress in layers. It may be chilly and rainy or cold and snowy. There are beautiful grounds fully paved to walk, but some areas can be steep so please be sure to pack appropriate walking shoes.
Our MCCW retreats always recommend bringing your Bible, a prayer journal, your Rosary, and other prayer aids, any medications, toiletries, and weather-appropriate attire as you spend time connecting, uniting, and being inspired throughout the weekend.
For general support with retreat registration and tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive a response in three business days, please email email@example.com. For information on scholarships or invoicing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.