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2020 "Our Spiritual Journey" Retreats

"Always remember this: life is a journey. It is a path, a journey to meet Jesus. At the end, and forever" -Pope Francis
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Notre Dame Retreat House is offering “Desert Days”

Special days for individuals seeking a ONE DAY retreat alone with God.  In these uncertain times, give yourself an opportunity to converse with God in order to revitalize your life and heart. 

In the place of our normally scheduled Fall retreat weekends, Notre Dame Retreat House will be offering   single days in silence and reflection entitled “Desert Day".  ALL are invited to join us -- men, women,        couples -- and we ask that you please consider signing up for one of these single meditation days.  There are twelve (12) dates to choose from between mid-September through the beginning of November.  Note that in order to address social distancing requirements and needs, at this time we are limiting attendance on each “Desert Day” to fifteen (15) people.

In these troubling times, give yourself a day to converse with God in order to revitalize your life and heart.  Allow yourself time to recover emotional balance, interior unity, inner balance and peace of soul.  We will give you the time, space and materials . . . all you need to do is come with a willing heart and an open mind. 

For specifics on dates, retreat format, cost and how to register, please visit:  Other inquiries, please contact us at 585-394-5700 or



GSCC Men's Retreat

March 13-15, 2020

GSCC Women's Retreat

October 2-4, 2020

Come on Retreat

Share in the journey this year at Notre Dame Retreat House.. Hear the stories from scriptures which will offer words of encouragement along our personal journeys.  Walk… Pray… and  Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend.

Come and Journey with us this year on retreat with your parish men, women or fellow couples.. Allow yourself time along the road to slow down and reevaluate your walk with the Lord and others find refreshment and encouragement for life's journey through Scripture stories, prayer experiences and from the retreat team's sharing God's guidance along their own journey.

A retreat offers us a time to pray: We can pray any time and anywhere, but a retreat center offers a quiet place where the mystery of God can unfold in our lives in a gentle way. 

A time to discuss: Our faith grows when we have time not only to give input, such as during a conference, but also the time to discuss what is presented with others.

A time to share meals
When the early Church celebrated the “Breaking of the Bread,” they also also had a meal together. It was important that the community of believers shared a meal together to grow in understanding and love for one another.

A time to relax
In our hectic world there is a great need to understand the value of slowing down and just “being” in the presence of Our God and one another.

 Weekend Schedule

“Finding God In Life’s Transitions” 2020 Retreat Season

7:30 – 9:00pm - First Session:

1. Welcome
2. Talk I - “Intro to Transitions” (Fr. Tom Travers)
3. Chapters of our Lives

7:45am - Morning Prayer in the chapel
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am Second Session
1. Talk II -
2. Talk III -
10:30am - BREAK 
11:00am - Third Session - Talk IV 
12:00pm - Lunch 
1:00pm - Leader’s Meeting 
2:00pm - Penance Service in Chapel (preparation for sacrament of reconciliation) 
2:30pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation 
3:45pm - Stations of the Cross 
5:00pm - Mass 6:00pm - Dinner 
7:00pm - Rosary & All Night Adoration 
7:30pm - Movie

7:45am - Benediction
8:00am - Breakfast
9:15am - Session IV - closing
10:30am - Mass

 Weekend Retreat Dates

GSCC Men March 22-24
Men March 29-31
Women April 5-7
Women April 26-28
Women May 3-5
Women may 17-19
Women May 31- June 2
Women Sept 13-15
Men Sept 20-22
Women Sept 27-29
Couples Oct 11-13
Women Oct 18-20
Men October 25-27

See Informational Flyer

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Notre Dame

Retreat House

Overlooking Spectacular Canandaigua Lake

Notre Dame Retreat House is run by the Redemptorists. Our location offers a panoramic view of Canandaigua Lake, areas for quiet reflection, and 50 acres ideal for strolls or hikes. Come bask in God’s presence as you relax, reflect, and renew your relationship with God and others.

The Retreat Team (Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R., Fr. Denis Billy, C.Ss.R., St. Carole Proia, SSJ and Nancy Lynch) is truly excited to present a weekend of opportunities to nurture your faith journey.  Come as you are and leave more rooted and ready to spread life to those around you.

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