WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE WITH US.
As you make your plans for the Christmas season, we hope you will include a trip to the Holy Mountain at Graymoor. We invite you to celebrate, pray and shop at the home of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement.
More than 100 crèches from countries near and far are on display.
In celebration of Christ’s birth, Graymoor will exhibit an international collection of crèches in the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center from November 20, 2017 – January 14, 2018. This free exhibit promises to delight all ages, and visiting each year is a wonderful family tradition.
This annual Christmas tradition started at Graymoor with a collection of crèches by the late Father Joseph P. Egan, SA. On display are stunning hand-made and mass-produced crèches from almost every continent and country. The crèches are constructed of materials as diverse as straw, wood, ceramic, stone, paper—even elk horn.
The display, in the Center’s fifth floor hallway and in the Library, is best viewed during daylight hours.
Coming to the Holy Mountain? Avoid the mall’s crowds and the impersonal experience of mass retailers. There are three stores at Graymoor that offer one-of-a-kind items and personalized shopping experiences. These are truly gifts that give twice: your purchases support the ministries of the Friars & Sisters of the Atonement.
GRAYMOOR BOOK & GIFT CENTER
Shop for the perfect, most meaningful gift at the Graymoor Book & Gift Center. Shop for children’s and adult books, devotional items, jewelry, religious medals, cards, inspirational plaques and mugs, 12-step encouragement items and learning, CDs and DVDs. A Friar will bless your gift upon request.
THAT NOTHING BE LOST THRIFT SHOP
Browse the wonderful treasures at the That Nothing Be Lost Thrift Shop and support the Friars’ recovery ministry of St. Christopher’s Inn. Treasures include clothing, accessories, home furnishings and decorating items, toys, antiques, Christmas decorations, unique, gently used for gifts or your own enjoyment.
Spiritual Directions Advent Mini-Retreat
Christmas at Graymoor Retreat
December 23 – 25
Christmas Eve Mini Retreat
December 24 – 25
Includes a festive Christmas Eve dinner, Mass in the Night and concludes with Christmas Day Lunch.
Mass in the Night
• 9:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols
• 10 p.m. Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Atonement
New Year’s on the Holy Mountain Retreat
December 30 – January 1
An opportunity to give thanks to God for blessings received during the past year and to ask for continued blessings in the New Year. The retreat includes an optional interfaith prayer service for peace at the nearby Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery.
New Year’s Eve Mini-Retreat
December 31 – January 1
New Year’s Eve Mini-Retreat includes a festive dinner, includes first Mass of the New Year, concludes with New Year’s Day lunch.
New Year’s Day Mass-The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Begins at 11:45 p.m. with a candlelight procession from St. Francis Chapel Bell Tower to Our Lady of Atonement Chapel for Mass
Space is limited.
For more information, contact Graymoor Spiritual Life Center at (845) 424-2111 or email GSLC@atonementfriars.org