Our peaceful, contemplative atmosphere provides the perfect environment to recharge, renew and refocus.
Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center exists to provide an environment and opportunities for spiritual, personal and professional growth, healing and peace.
Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center is located minutes from downtown Syracuse, New York. Nestled atop six acres of rolling hills, this secluded former mansion with its high ceilings, sprawling spiral staircase, and abundant natural light, with accents of stained glass windows, is located in the Bradford Hills section.
Organizations will find the quiet, contemplative atmosphere an ideal environment for renewing, refreshing and refocusing!
Dear friends of the Retreat House,
Many parents and grandparents have expressed their concern to me that their adult children no longer attend Mass or have not had their infant children baptized. Parishioners from all denominations also note that they see a declining number of millennials in their churches. There can be a multiple number of reasons for this decline, from personal to cultural to institutional. However, this decline in church attendance does not necessarily mean that our young people are not people of faith.
In the past two years we have begun a more intentional evangelization and outreach to college students who attend colleges within our area by offering them weekend retreats at the Retreat House. The weekends are staffed by campus ministers, peer leaders and priests. Each retreat is attended by 40 students.
This year we have five weekends booked for students from LeMoyne, Ithaca, Cornell and Syracuse University. Sarah said her retreat gave her time to evaluate her relationship with God. Tim said that in the academic world it is easy for God to get put on the back burner. It was good to know that God has not put me on the back burner.
In order to make these weekends financially affordable we offer them at a reduced rate. We do not make a profit on these weekends but continue to offer them as our commitment to the faith and spiritual development of our young people.
In this Lenten annual appeal, and as part of your Lenten sacrifice and almsgiving, would you consider making a donation to the Retreat House that will help us continue our outreach to young adults? The normal weekend rate is $160 for room and board but any donation greater or less would be appreciated. Your donation will assist us in keeping our rates for groups and individuals affordable as we also strive to maintain this aging old “Mansion on the Hill.”
In these troubled times our diocese is blessed to have the Retreat House as an oasis of peace and reflection. The board, the staff and I are grateful for your support!
Abundant peace to you as we journey to the Great Feast of Easter!
Fr. John Rose
P.S. Marianne Carbone has announced her retirement after 20 years of service, effective June 7. She has done a masterful job for us all. May God bless her for her self-giving spirit!
Check out our website at ctkretreat.com for upcoming retreats and events
Join us at one of our upcoming programs:
If you do not receive a confirmation email for an event that you signed up for, please call our office at 315-446-2680.
See the retreat page for information
- First Friday with Fr. Donald H. Karlen
- Friday, Aug 4, 2017
- Picnic for Senior Citizens
- Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
- 2017 Weekend of Renewal for Separated and Divorced
- Friday, Sep 15, 2017
- Recovery Retreat
- Friday, Oct 6, 2017
- Silent Directed Retreat
- Sunday, Oct 22, 2017