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Capuchin Retreat is a center of Franciscan spirituality and retreat situated on 95 wooded acres in Washington Township, Michigan.

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Mass

Join the Capuchin Franciscans for Mass inside the Chapel every Monday through Friday at 8:00 am. Note that there is no Sunday Mass offered at Capuchin Retreat at this time. We ask the faithful to worship at their home parish on Sundays.

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Tap into Life Young Adult Ministry

Connect with other Catholic young adults while exploring the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi at Capuchin Retreat.

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COVID-19

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Capuchin Retreat is operating with a reduced capacity for in-person retreats and programs. Masses are held outdoors Monday through Saturday at 8:00 pm on the front lawn of the retreat house. The grounds of the retreat center are open for individuals and members of the same household to enjoy while observing social distancing. We ask that those visiting the grounds check in at the front desk. In compliance with Michigan guidelines, face masks are required to be worn in the Retreat House and at outdoor Mass.

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Upcoming Programs

Event Dec 04

Mass

Join us for the Liturgy of the Eucharist every Monday through Friday in the Chapel. Mass begins at 8:00 am. Following Mass, Capuchin friars are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Event Dec 05

Mass at St. Kieran

Saturday Holy Mass at St. Kieran Parish celebrated by one of the Capuchin Franciscan friars from Capuchin Retreat.

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Event Dec 07

Mass

Join us for the Liturgy of the Eucharist every Monday through Friday in the Chapel. Mass begins at 8:00 am. Following Mass, Capuchin friars are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Recent Blog Posts

November 30, 2020
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Advent

Another Advent is upon us: one of the ways by which Christian people mark their journey through the years.

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November 22, 2020
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Passage of Time

I am writing this on the 57th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy. Many of us remember what we were doing when we heard this news. I think of that as we go through our own historical time. The pandemic. We would rather not be experiencing this, but here we are.

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November 18, 2020
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The White House

National Attitude

Recently I was struck by a comment from a man on the radio. He was discussing the mood of the country. He suggested that is what it means to some people to be a U. S. citizen: “No one can tell me what to do!”

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November 16, 2020
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Blindness and Sight

The stories of healing the blind are not only about the cure of one person; they are meant to point further to the issue of personal or spiritual blindness.

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