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Re-Opening Efforts

Update: 8-16-20

As Phase II of the reopening process continues, the OLB Team is working tirelessly, doing what it takes to properly welcome you back to the retreat center. These efforts include:

  • Requiring appropriate use of face masks.
  • Implementing enhanced procedures and equipment to keep the Retreat Center safe, clean and welcoming.
  • Facilitating the practice of proper social distancing throughout the retreat center, especially in the chapel and other common areas.


In-Person Retreats

Enrollment will be limited by the guidelines of local authorities. We will communicate directly before each retreat with those registered about changes to our customary protocols to reflect our on-going COVID-19 concerns (ie: food/dining service, liturgical requirements, social distance practices, etc.). 


Virtual Programs

For those who register late, have compromised health situations, or may still have concerns about their personal safety, and when feasible, remote attendance will be available for our in-person retreats by registering for the Virtual Retreat option. Also, due to popular request, we plan to continue offering a selection of virtual programs. More information about those programs will be forthcoming.


Retreat Center Grounds

We welcome visitors to enjoy the beautiful grounds at OLB, provided that there is no official event taking place at OLB, and with the expectation that they will respect social distancing guidelines, maintaining adequate spacing from others and wearing masks if that is not possible.

When a scheduled event is taking place at OLB, we ask that you refrain from visiting the retreat center during these times to help us respect the safety of the retreatants and social distancing guidelines.

Be assured of our prayers for you.

Stay safe, well, and close to Christ.
The Priests and Staff of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

We Need Your Help!

Cancelling our programs significantly impacts the Center.  Our programs help us to defray some of the costs of keeping the doors of OLB open! And, we estimate our monthly losses to be upward of $40,000.  

Donations are what fill the gap. 

Would you consider in your almsgiving a donation to OLB?  Any amount will help us over the hump, and a monthly recurring offering to stabilize our finances would be especially helpful.  In whatever amount, however, you can make the difference in the retreat center’s making it through this temporary downturn. 

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