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Retreats

Eastern Point Retreat House sponsors retreats of various types (e.g., Directed or Guided) and of varying lengths (e.g., Weekend, 7 day, 8 day, 30 day) year round.

Retreats at Gonzaga are conducted in an atmosphere of silence to foster one’s own prayer and out of reverence for one another. In keeping with this atmosphere, music is played with lunch and dinner.

The retreat house accommodates 38 retreatants in single ensuite rooms, many of which have balconies.  Bed linens and towels are provided.

Step 1: Find a Retreat

Please visit the Calendar section of this web site and navigate to your preferred event.

Step 2: Pre-apply

You must pre-apply for every event. You may use our online pre-application form.

The director thoughtfully reviews every pre-application to ensure that the requested retreat is an appropriate fit for the applicant. Our goal is to make sure your retreat experience EPRH is the best it can be. Because of this , incomplete applications can not be processed, please be sure to fill out all necessary parts of the application pertaining to your particular retreat.

Step 3: Confirmation and Payment of Deposit

After you application has been received, reviewed, and accepted, we will notify you and ask that you send a non-refundable, non-transferrable, deposit of $250 ($150 for weekend retreats, unless otherwise noted). We will reserve a room for you upon receiving your deposit. You may click here to pay your initial payment, once you have received your acceptance notice

If you are paying by check, please make checks payable to: Eastern Point Retreat House, and mail to: 37 Niles Pond Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930-4499. Attn: Administrative Assistant. Please be sure to note the date of the retreat the payment is for.

Step 4: Final Payment

The balance is due  30 days prior to your arrival. This helps us to keep the retreat check-in process efficient upon your arrival. If paying by check, please see directions above, or may click here to pay your final payment.

Step 5: Arrival/First-evening Agenda and Departure Information

Retreatants’ rooms are available after 3:00 pm on the opening day of the retreat. Retreat begins with dinner at 6pm, followed by an orientation meeting at 7:30pm .

Unless otherwise noted, retreats end with Mass at 11:15am followed by lunch and departure.

We earnestly request that retreatants arrive and depart at the times scheduled for their retreat.

The prices quoted for all programs are flat rates. We cannot give refunds for late arrivals or early departures. The fees for our various retreat programs do not cover our actual expenses. Any additional offering, large or small, one time, or repeated, is gratefully accepted. Gifts are tax-deductible.
Eastern Point Retreat House maintains a smoke-free atmosphere. We request that all retreatants respect this policy.

 


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