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Your Franciscan Home

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

The Capuchin friars welcome you.

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Weekday Mass Livestream

Rosary Prayer in the Year of St. Joseph

The friars from around the Province of St. Joseph invite you to join them as they pray the rosary and reflect on the role of St. Joseph in Salvation, in this Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis.

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Mass

Starting Wednesday, June 9, join the Capuchin Franciscans for Mass outside on the front lawn 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. The grounds of the retreat center are open to enjoy. We ask that those visiting the grounds check in at the front desk. In compliance with Michigan guidelines, face coverings are required to be worn in the Retreat House and at Mass, unless fully vaccinated.

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Upcoming Programs

Event Jun 21

Mass

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

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Event Jun 22

Mass

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

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Event Jun 23

Mass

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

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Recent Blog Posts

June 17, 2021
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“Our” Father

The Gospel reading for Thursday of Week 11 contains Jesus’ teaching on prayer, which we have come to call the “Our Father.”

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June 14, 2021
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Encouragement

It is probably natural that we wonder “How am I doing?” And many of us tend too easily to lean toward the negative and think less of ourselves than might be accurate.

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May 27, 2021
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Disturbing Behavior

Recently we have seen many reports of strange, dangerous and violent behavior. One doesn’t know if these are increasing or if the reporting has increased.

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May 24, 2021
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Ordinary Time

In the Catholic calendar, now that Pentecost is past, we return to “Ordinary Time.” In Church language, “ordinary” here simply means¬†a way of counting days and weeks, using the “ordinal” numerals: first, second, third, and so forth.

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Capuchins give priority in their ministries to the two loves of St. Francis’ life:
Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.

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