OLB Policies

Masks will be required for all indoor activities until further notice.

As of 8/7/21, Montgomery County, MD reimposed the mandate requiring face coverings for all public indoor areas and indoor gatherings. We continue to monitor the situation and will respond to any further changes in recommendations from local and Church authorites. We thank you for your cooperation and patience.

As a small non profit organization Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center strives to present programs at reasonable prices while covering our costs and making it possible for us to continue our mission.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation requests 
    • Request to cancell your program registration must be received at least 7 days prior to the event start date in order for us to issue a refund of the registration fee.  
    • Any refund processed will be the cost of the retreat minus the non-refundable $75 processing fee attached to all registrations.
    • Cancellations made within 7 days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable.
  • Requests to transfer to a future event  must be received at least  7 days prior to the start date of the event.  Transfers to another event do not pay a processing fee but must be used within 1 year of the original registered start date.
  • In the event that Our Lady of Bethesda must cancel a program, you will be offered the option of transferring your payment to another event or of receiving an immediate refund of 100% of the registration fee.

 

Kitchen Policy

Our Lady of Bethesda provides a range of nutritious menu options for all our guests.  If you have specific food preferences, please feel free to bring your own items with you to supplement the offerings provided by our kitchen. However, the use of the kitchen is limited to storing items in the refrigerator and heating items in the microwave. Kitchen staff can not prepare your food & guests are not permitted to cook other than to use the microwave to prepare or reheat food.  

 

Visitor Policy

OLB is a special place for many to connect more deeply with our Lord, and we welcome visitors to enjoy the peace of the chapel and grounds when programs are not ongoing. We appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  • Masks will be required for all indoor activities until further notice. As of 8/7/21, Montgomery County, MD reimposed the mandate requiring face coverings for all public indoor areas and indoor gatherings. We continue to monitor the situation and will respond to any further changes in recommendations from local and Church authorites. We thank you for your cooperation and patience.
  • Chapel time for prayer…we will have our chapel available for those who would like to spend some time with our Lord.  Our Lord awaits us here.  We ask that you respect the time and space of others. 
  • Our outdoor Stations of the Cross and rosary walk are always available for you to pray.