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!
Join us for our Annual Fundraiser and help support the Retreat House
Tickets available for CTK Annual Fundraiser. A special Syracuse Stage production of “Mary Poppins” on Dec. 11 with a reception at 12:30 pm and performance at 2 pm. Refreshments provided in the lobby starting at 12:30. Take some chances on our raffle and beautiful gift baskets. Tickets are $50 per person and $35 for under 17.
We are looking for donations for our gift baskets. If you or your business would like to donate a gift basket or a gift card or an item for our gift basket, give us a call at the Retreat House.
Dear friends of the Retreat House,
In his writings and speeches Pope Francis speaks frequently of developing a “culture of encounter”. This encounter may be with God’s love, with other people, with ourselves, or with an event that may grab our attention. Any of these encounters has the potential to disturb or awaken us to a new consciousness of whom we are, what our purpose in life is, or ground us in a new way of being.
Central to the ministry of Jesus was encounter. By reading the gospels we can see that there is a noticeable difference in people before they encountered Jesus and after they encountered him.
People who attend retreats or day programs at the Retreat House have the opportunity to encounter this Jesus as well as the mercy and grace of God. They leave having had a deeper encounter with their heart, where they see things in a different way, the way God sees. They take with them a quiet “inner knowing.”
As one recent guest was leaving her retreat she told me “I feel so calm and grounded. I now feel I can cope with the challenges that I will face when I return home”. A gentleman said “I feel unburdened. I came here with a lot of guilt that I was able to let go of. I am glad I gave myself permission to be here.”
I am encouraging you to donate to Christ the King Retreat House and help feed those who enter our doors yearning for a deeper, more personal encounter with Christ.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy you may want to make your gift to the Retreat House in memory of or in honor of someone whom you have encountered on your faith journey who has eased your burden or been a role model of faith and hope.
I, the staff at Christ the King Retreat House, and our board members are deeply grateful to you for your financial assistance that will support our ministry. We have enclosed an envelope for your convenience.
With grateful hearts and with the Gospel as our guide, may we all encounter God in new and surprising ways.
Fr. John Rose,
for the team of Christ the King Retreat House
Join us at one of our upcoming events:
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
- Silent Directed Retreat
- Sunday, Oct 23, 2016
- Caregiver's Day
- Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
- First Friday with Fr. Donald H. Karlen
- Friday, Nov 4, 2016
- Introduction to Centering Prayer
- Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
- Grief and Loss with Sr. Kathleen Osbelt
- Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
- Early Thanksgiving Day Mass and Lunch
- Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016