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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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Outdoor Mass

Join the Capuchin Franciscans for Daily Mass outdoors every Monday through Saturday, rain or shine, 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 Oct 02

Mass

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

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Event Oct 03

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 Oct 05

Mass

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

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Recent Blog Posts

September 11, 2020
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The Wooden Beam

In the Gospel for Friday of the 23rd Week, we have the famous image of the beam in one’s eye. Jesus gives us a teaching about self knowledge.

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September 10, 2020
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Measuring tapes

Good Measure

The Gospel for Thursday of Week 23 is a challenging statement about Christian love. We are to love everyone.

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September 3, 2020
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September

These early days of September have a certain “feel” about them. Do you have the same experience? It is something about endings and beginnings. September 1st is merely a date on the calendar, but seems to carry some weight, especially aligned with Labor Day.

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August 30, 2020
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Racism

Some people say the official Church is not speaking out enough about racism ( and some would include abortion, militarism, sexism, human trafficking, immigration, homophobia… never “enough” said about these and other topics). As far as racism goes, I am an older white guy, and so probably not qualified. But I could speak about myself…

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