Welcome to the Pacific Regional Retreat 2023

March 3-5, 2023.

Christ in Me

“yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.” -Gal 2:20

Location: St. Anthony Retreat Center located at 3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, HI 96819.

Aloha! Our team welcomes you to the MCCW Pacific Regional  Retreat.

The Pacific team is so excited to share with you in time for prayer, reflection, adoration, and peaceful relaxation spent on the beautiful grounds of St. Anthony Kalihi Retreat Center. This year’s theme “Christ in Me” will be explored and incorporated into all of our sessions. We hope you walk away with a renewed belief in what our Lord offers each of us when He is placed at the center of our lives. Our three days will be filled with time for fellowship, prayer, connection with other military women, and most importantly, an encounter with Jesus Christ.

Start packing your bags, make room in your hearts, and pray leading up to the days we will spend together.

Again, thank you for committing your time to grow in faith.

Your Sister in Christ,

Jackie Lynn Yoo

Pacific 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 finance@mccw.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

St. Anthony Retreat Center invites individuals and groups to share the quiet atmosphere of Kalihi Valley.

All persons whose philosophy and spirituality are in harmony with that of St. Anthony Retreat Center are welcome to spend time in prayer, reflection, and meditation.

St. Anthony Retreat Center welcome sign - Pacific Regional Retreat

Over 100 years ago, Bishop Libert Boeynaems purchased approximately 124 acres in Kalihi Valley with the expressed purpose of opening an orphanage for children. Bishop Libert asked the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary to run this home for children. In 1909, the Sisters welcomed 12 girls in the home. The community of Sisters included Sisters Marie Bernadette, Fabia and Marianik, with Mother Alexandrine as superior. St. Anthony’s Orphanage was popularly known as the Kalihi Orphanage until the late 1940s.

Through the years, generous benefactors and community organizations — civic and military — have assisted in the expansion and renovations of this institution as well as the enhancement of its grounds.

St. Anthony Home’s service to the community-at-large as a foster care facility ceased in the 1960s. Sister Marie Gertrude in response to the Church’s need for retreat facilities, converted St. Anthony Home into a retreat facility in 1974. The Center was expanded between 1999 and 2008 with private rooms, cottages, dining hall, and conference rooms.

Today, St. Anthony Retreat Center continues to be a welcoming place for those seeking silence, tranquility, and inner peace. The Center offers group and directed individual retreat experiences.

Inside St. Anthony Retreat Center - Pacific Regional Retreat

Logistics

Check-In Time: 6:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

Cost

The two-night VIP room is $300/person and two-night double occupancy rooms are $225/person.  Both include lodging, meals, event costs, and retreat supplies.  There is also a one-night double occupancy ticket available for $180/person.

Daytripper registration is $135/person and includes 2 meals without lodging.

Recommended Packing List

It is recommended to bring a personal towel and pillow to provide you with comfort if remaining overnight. Personal vehicle parking is allowed, so should you need to purchase items ( i.e. toiletries, snacks, etc.) you must drive off the retreat campus.

Our MCCW retreats always recommend bringing your Bible, a prayer journal, your Rosary, other prayer-aids, any medications, toiletries, and weather-appropriate attire as you spend time connecting, uniting, and being inspired throughout the weekend.

Contact Info

For general support with retreat registration and tickets, please contact pacificcomms@mccw.org.   If you do not receive a response in three business days, please email directorrc@mccw.org.  For information on scholarships or invoicing, please email finance@mccw.org.

Pacific Regional Retreat announcement with Monstrance with Pacific region wreath at base, and MCCW logo on image. Also quoted on image is Galatians 2:20 and invitation to attend Pacific Regional Retreat in Spring 2023

All registrations must be completed on Eventbrite.

All sales will close on February 1, 2023.

Space is limited. We highly encourage you to register as soon as possible. 

If you are a female, 18 and older, AND affiliated with the military (all branches-active, guard, reserve, dependent, retired, DoDEA, contractor) – we would be honored to have you attend this retreat!

Please note: You do not need to be a leader in your community, involved in a CWOC or even Catholic – just respectful and open to learning. We have women who attend from installations where there is not an active CWOC and we would be happy to have you.

We are hoping for representation from across the Pacific region!

We highly encourage you to take advantage of all that St. Anthony Retreat Center offers and spend your time for three days. As we realize this time frame and the overnight option is not possible for everyone, we have included a day-tripper price for those who cannot spend the night. It will include all Saturday meals and programming during the retreat, but not lodging.

The two-night VIP room is $300/person and two-night double occupancy rooms are $225/person.  Both include lodging, meals, event costs, and retreat supplies.  There is also a one-night double occupancy ticket available for $180/person.

Daytripper registration is $135/person and includes 2 meals without lodging.

Note: ALL payments will be by Eventbrite or check. NO PAYPAL.

Please indicate on your registration if you have any food allergies.

NOTE – PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR CHAPEL WILL FUND YOUR RETREAT BEFORE YOU PROCESS A PERSONAL PAYMENT. IF ANY PORTION OF YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE PAID WITH CHAPEL FUNDS, PLEASE CHECK THE “INVOICE” PAYMENT OPTION. NO REFUNDS TO PERSONAL CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED.

When completing online registration make one of the following payment selections:

  • Choose ONLINE at Eventbrite via CC (Small Fee)
  • Choose MAIL-IN then mail a check and notate it with “Pacific Retreat” in the memo line
    MCCW, Inc.
    PO Box 85
    Alpha, OH 45301
  • Choose “INVOICE” if your CHAPEL is paying any or all of the registration or lodging. If your Chapel is paying, the POC needs to email the MCCW Financial Manager finance@mccw.org and registrar@mccw.org to advise the following and receive an invoice:
      • Chapel Name (Base/Post)
      • POC: Parish Coordinator and/or CWOC President (Please include emails and or phone numbers.)
      • Names (& contact info) of registrants receiving a subsidy
      • Amount of subsidy per person being paid
      • An invoice with instructions on how to make payment will be provided once we receive your email with the information.
      • ALL payments will be by Eventbrite or check. NO PAYPAL.

The Historic Halls

Sacred Heart Hall is the original Kalihi orphanage built by the Brothers of the Sacred Hearts in 1909. The rooms remain roughly the same: dormitory for sleeping, dining hall, chapel, private rooms etc. Immaculate Heart Hall was originally used as the children’s recreation hall; built around 1920-30’s. Immaculate Heart Hall has seating for 45-60 persons. The first floor and basement provide for additional dormitory accommodations.

Please consider bringing cash/checks as there will be items available for purchase and daily mass offerings taken during the retreat.

It is recommended to bring a personal towel and pillow to provide you with comfort if remaining overnight. Personal vehicle parking is allowed, so should you need to purchase items ( i.e. toiletries, snacks, etc.) you must drive off retreat campus.

St. Anthony Retreat Center invites individuals and groups to share the quiet atmosphere of Kalihi Valley.

All persons whose philosophy and spirituality are in harmony with that of St. Anthony Retreat Center are welcome to spend time in prayer, reflection, and meditation.

Over 100 years ago, Bishop Libert Boeynaems purchased approximately 124 acres in Kalihi Valley with the expressed purpose of opening an orphanage for children. Bishop Libert asked the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary to run this home for children. In 1909, the Sisters welcomed 12 girls in the home.

The community of Sisters included Sisters Marie Bernadette, Fabia and Marianik, with Mother Alexandrine as superior. St. Anthony’s Orphanage was popularly known as the Kalihi Orphanage until the late 1940s.

Through the years, generous benefactors and community organizations — civic and military — have assisted in the expansion and renovations of this institution as well as the enhancement of its grounds. St. Anthony Home’s service to the community-at-large as a foster care facility ceased in the 1960s. Sister Marie Gertrude in response to the Church’s need for retreat facilities, converted St. Anthony Home into a retreat facility in 1974. The Center was expanded between 1999 and 2008 with private rooms, cottages, dining hall, and conference rooms.

Today, St. Anthony Retreat Center continues to be a welcoming place for those seeking silence, tranquility, and inner peace. The Center offers group and directed individual retreat experiences.

Please visit their website to learn more.

St. Anthony retreat center is located less than 8 miles from Honolulu International Airport.

Public transportation is not available; private vehicles are needed to access the residential site.

Infants in arms are welcome to come to the facility, however special accommodations will need to be arranged. Contact the regional coordinator for further costs and details associated with infants in arms.

Meals include Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Limited accommodations for food allergies and dietary restrictions can be made. If you required specific dietary restrictions, contact the regional coordinator for further costs and details.

Registration and lodging are complete when payment is received. Tickets are not refundable. However, we do understand unexpected situation occur. You are able to transfer your registration and lodging to another woman. Please contact Jackie Yoo, your regional coordinator, if you need to initiate transfer of your registration. If you are unable to find a replacement through your chapel, please submit a request to Jackie Yoo at pacificcoordinator@mccw.org to request sharing on our Pacific Regional FB page so we can let other chapels know a spot has opened up. Please note that if you have used a chapel subsidy, you may not transfer your registration to a woman from a different chapel.

Comfortable attire for a casual and informal program and setting is all that is required of this setting and event.

We will have discernment for the MCCW Pacific regional board. Here is a link of available positions and a contact sheet for you to review. More information will be provided to attendees before and during the retreat regarding discernment and open positions. Currently, the Regional Liturgist, Regional Communications Coordinator and Regional Coordinator positions will be discerned at the retreat.

Have a question or need to talk? Please email Jackie Yoo at pacificcoordinator@mccw.org.
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