Graymoor Spiritual Life Center will be hosting a Christmas Eve Mini-Retreat, as well as a New Year on the Mountain Retreat and a New Year’s Eve Mini-Retreat.
On Monday, December 24, you can join the Friars for Graymoor’s Christmas Eve Mini-Retreat, which begins with First Vespers of Christmas and is followed by a blessing of the Crèche and Tree. Festivities will continue with a Christmas Eve dinner and conclude after dinner at 12:15 pm on Christmas Day.
From Sunday, December 30, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, welcome the New Year on the Holy Mountain. Take part in an opportunity to give thanks to God for blessings received during the past year and to ask for continued blessings in the New Year. This retreat includes an optional interfaith prayer service for peace at the nearby Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery in Carmel, NY.
The New Year’s Eve Mini-Retreat is Monday, December 31, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019. this Mini-Retreat begins with First Vespers, includes a festive New Year’s Eve dinner, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a torchlight procession at midnight and the First Mass of the New Year. It concludes with 12:15 lunch on New Year’s Day.