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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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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.

Annual Golf Outing

Support Capuchin Retreat by sponsoring and/or registering for our 20th Annual Golf Outing taking place the morning of Monday, October 4, 2021 at Greystone Golf Club. All proceeds from this event support Capuchin Retreat.

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Mass

Join the Capuchin Franciscans for Mass 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 Sep 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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Event Sep 24

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 Sep 24 – Sep 26

Women’s Retreat Weekend: “I will be with you always”

On this weekend we invite you to let go – let God. God is here right now and present. With the words of Jesus “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest” Mathew 11:28. We invite you all to enjoy the peace, freedom, and rest that Jesus offers.

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Recent Blog Posts

August 31, 2021
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Stay Awake!

In the Gospel for Thursday of the 21st Week, Jesus reminds us to “Stay awake, for you do not know on which day your Lord will come.”

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August 3, 2021
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Distractions

People who pray often get upset with themselves because they get distracted at prayer. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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July 28, 2021
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Kingdom of Heaven

In our Gospel passages for the 17th Week of Ordinary Time, there are many references to the “Kingdom of Heaven.”

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July 15, 2021
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St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure

On July 15, the Church honors St. Bonaventure, the great Franciscan mystic, theologian, and Minister General of the Franciscan Order.

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Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.

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