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OUTREACH - SHARE OUR FAITH: RETREATS AT THE MISSION

Please see the preaching page if you’d like to as a Franciscan to lead a retreat at your location.

The Mission’s outreach center includes a 57-bedroom retreat center! We would love to consider hosting your retreat.


Facilities:
Please see pictures below! (click any picture to enlarge)

Deck Chapel Sitting Room
Bedroom Meeting Kitchen
Lounge Lounge
Lounge Lounge
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DETAILS:


SIGN UP?
Please e-mail HERE (olamission@gmail.com) or call 773-486-8431 to discuss scheduling a retreat for your group.


INDIVIDUAL RETREATS?
We are very limited in our ability to provide space for individual retreatants at this time. However, please do still contact us HERE (olamission@gmail.com) to see if we can accommodate your need.

February 24, 2024 - UIC Newman Center Visits

 

 

We were blessed to host 50+ people from the UIC Newman center were on retreat at the Mission this weekend. It was a blessing to have them!

February 4, 2024 - St. John's Parish (IN) Starts Retreat Season

We were so grateful to host a parish group from St. John’s, IN for a service retreat that included serving at the mobile pantry, helping with background tasks, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, personal prayer time, and small groups! It was an awesome weekend for all involved.

March 12, 2023 - Spring Break Done Right

 

We were blessed to be joined by groups from Iowa State University, University of Notre Dame, Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD) this week!! We were able to do so much around the Mission, plus we had an awesome Night of Mercy at Jesus Bread of Life Parish where HUNDREDS of people came to Adoration and went to confession! Pictures below are from the Night of Mercy + show the group from Northern State.

March 12, 2023 - Spring Break Done Right

Retreat

 

 

We had 4 college groups serve with us over their spring break and hosted an awesome young adult retreat from St. Clement’s! It has been such a blessing to use the new retreat center. Thank you to all who have made this possible.
The group from Ferris State University’s Catholic Center is pictured below! This group helped with the pantry and building maintenance- thank you for your help!

February 25, 2023 - Retreat Center Welcomes Young Catholics

Retreat

 

 

 

We hosted 50+ young adults on retreat in the former school this weekend from UIC-Newman! It was our first official young adult retreat.