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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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Chapel at Capuchin Retreat Center


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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corona virus


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 Mar 05 – Mar 07

Women’s Retreat Weekend: “Blessed be God in all His designs”

The Friars of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph invite you to celebrate in this great opportunity of gratitude for the gift of Solanus Casey in our world and Church. Capuchin Retreat Center would like to focus the theme of our annual retreat on how the gift of Bl. Solanus Casey can shape and help us in our own living of spirituality and build a stronger relationship with God and our neighbor.

Event Mar 06

Mass at St. Kieran

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

Event Mar 07

Outdoor Stations of the Cross

Join us for an outdoor Stations of the Cross prayer service.  We will walk the paved path around the Stations of the Cross using scripture and hymns as we pray. 


Recent Blog Posts

February 20, 2021
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New American Bible

Lenten Gospels

As Lent comes around each year, I recall the lesson I learned some years ago. I was already a priest for about 30 years, and this struck me as new knowledge. It was always there, but how would I know “unless someone shows me?”

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January 14, 2021
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Who Are We?

When people say “this is not who we are,” we are called by Christ to examine who we truly are, and look to him for guidance, wisdom, and healing.

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January 11, 2021
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Painting of the Baptism of Jesus by Mategna

Baptism of Jesus

We close the Christmas Season with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. I’m sure, as this day comes along each year, some people ask, “Why would Jesus have to be baptized?”

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January 8, 2021
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The Sign of the Cross

We are in the beginning of a New Year. It is the custom of Catholics to begin and end many things with the Sign of the Cross.

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