Practical Information - EWJ Retreats
where, when, age
Where: Mission La Divina Misericordia. 1531 Indian Chief Trail, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Time: Thursday 6:30pm - Sunday 3pm. It is important participants be present the entire retreat
Age: 18 and up.
This is not for us a business transaction. It is a Christian act of service. And of faith that He will provide. No one will be excluded for lack of money. Thus, our policy is the following:
1. A non-refundable registration fee of $40 ($30 for students) is required with registration, to know who is really committed.
2. Beyond that, we charge no fee for the Encounter. Once you have experienced the Encounter, we invite you to give a donation as you freely choose to support MDM.
Our Mission relies entirely on donations. There are a lot of expenses in offering this Retreat and sustaining this Mission with its many functions. God bless you for your help
The registration fee and any donation given to cover the cost of the retreat are non-tax deductible and should be made payable to “MDM-Operations LLC”. Any other donations given to help the Mission of Divine Mercy, in our efforts as a Sanctuary, Monastery and Apostolic Center, are tax-deductible and should be made payable to “Mission of Divine Mercy, Inc.”
- Online: There is a link at the bottom of the page.
- By Phone: Contacting Mariano and Sarah Granados at (830) 302-9707.
You are registered for the Encounter once we have received your registration information and fee.
You can pay using
- Credit Card
- Please make checks payable to: MDM OPERATIONS, LLC. and send to: EWJ RETREATS PO BOX 1759 CANYON LAKE, TX 78133.
- * Please include “EWJ” and the date of the retreat you are attending on the check’s subject line.
A signed liability waiver is required for attendance at this retreat. You will be required fill this out when you arrive at the retreat. Please bring your drivers license number because the waiver requires it.
Mission la Divina Misericordia is Consecrated Ground, and out of respect of for our Lord, His Mother, and each other please refrain from wearing:
- shorts (men and women)
- low cut or sleeveless shirts
- hemlines or slits above the knee
- tight fitting clothing
A SPECIAL SACRIFICE
The EWJ is an encounter with Our Lord truly present in the Holy Eucharist. This is a reality many Catholics are unaware of or take for granted. Since the purpose of the EWJ is a deeper encounter with Jesus Himself present in the Blessed Sacrament, those on the Encounter are asked to abstain from attending Mass on Friday and Saturday so that the whole Encounter leads up to receiving Holy Communion at Sunday Mass. You may already be among those who deeply appreciate His Real Presence. For you this abstinence will be a real sacrifice, a sacrifice that we ask you to offer to Jesus so that many more will recognize and encounter Him in the Holy Mass.
TERRAIN & WEATHER DISCLAIMERS
When weather permits, many of the talks and activities during the retreat are held outdoors to take advantage of the quiet, peaceful natural setting of the Mission. Please check the weather forecast for the dates of the retreat that you will be attending and be prepared to dress accordingly.
The main campus of the Mission where all of the talks and prayer activity occur is within easy walking distance of dormitory and dining areas. However, we want to make people aware of the fact that the hiking terrain at the Mission is rugged with some steep embankments, rocky slopes and dusty paths. These paths are accessible for people with average mobility but we urge people to watch their footing. Also, many of the off-path brushy areas grow prickly vegetation with sharp branches. Please be prepared to wear clothing and shoes that will provide some protection from scrapes, scratches and slipping as you hike the trails.
Currently our accommodations are very limited. What we are able to offer at this time is the following:
St. Michael’s Hall Dormitory at the Mission (We can receive 21 persons)
Single beds dormitory style. Please bring your own linens, pillow, blanket and towel. We have indoor showers and bathrooms.