Must I register to attend the retreat?

Is the 'stay over' mandatory?

  • YES. This is due for safety/liability reasons.  We also feel that the Cornerstone stay over is an opportunity to take a pause from the normal activities in our lives.  Leaving would disrupt the peace and blessings the Holy Sprit intends to give. 

Can I bring a relative or friend with me?

Is there an age limit to attend?

  • YES, you must be 18 yrs or older to attend.

I'm not a parishioner of St. Benedict's - could I still attend?

  • YES. Whether you are from a different parish or diocese. All women are welcomed.

I'm not Catholic - could I still attend?

  • YES. Although the retreat is a Catholic Christian retreat any woman from any faith/denomination is welcomed.

I made a mistake/I need to correct information on my application - what should I do?

  • Notify the Lay Director or Facilitator of the retreat.  Contact information is on the application.  You are also welcomed to leave a message at the rectory.

I need a air bed/I no longer need the air bed (bringing my own).I registered for the retreat but I need to cancel?

  • Notify the Lay Director or Facilitator as soon as possible.  Please understand that there is a wait list for other women that wish to attend the retreat.   

How should I dress?

  • We want you to be as comfortable as possible.  Dress casual: jeans, sweats, slippers, etc., a light jacket or sweater (we will be outside on Saturday for a short time – if rain is predicted, please bring an umbrella).

What should I bring during the weekend retreat? 

  • Aside from an additional change of clothing we recommend that you include a blanket/throw/sweater in case you are unable to adjust to the temperature of the venue. 
  • Bring toiletries as well. 
  • Linens or sleeping bag for the air mattress is also recommended.

Can I bring my cell phone?

  • Cell phone are permitted but we ask that it be put a silent/vibrate mode throughout the weekend.  In case of an emergency families are encouraged to contact the rectory.   

Can I take pictures during the retreat?

  • Photos are allowed but any video/audio recording is strictly prohibited.

Is food provided? 

  • Yes. Breakfast & Lunch are provided on Saturday.  Dinner on Friday and Saturday night.

Who do I speak with if I'm on a special/medical diet?

  • Notify the Lay Director or Facilitator of the retreat.  Contact information is on the application.  You are also welcomed to leave a message at the rectory.

How much does the retreat weekend cost?

  • The retreat weekend is free due to the generosity of the Women's Cornerstone.

Can I make a donation to Women's Cornerstone? 

  • Yes.  Although there is no fee for the retreat there will be an opportunity to make a good will donation to help defray the cost of the weekend.  Envelopes will be distributed towards the end of the retreat. 

How do I obtain my own Women's Cornerstone shirt?

  • After the retreat an opportunity to buy an official Women's Cornerstone (RED) shirt will be available during one of our monthly Women Cornerstone meetings.