MCCW Strengthened by Grace Retreat

MCCW Strengthened by Grace Retreat

Registration for the MCCW Pacific Retreat is open! This is going to be an amazing weekend — sign up today!

If you are a register member of our community don’t pay. We are covering your registration fee.

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Aloha Sisters in Christ,

We would like to invite you and encourage you to attend the MCCW Pacific Regional Retreat, Strengthen by Grace. We will spend our time examining facets of grace, all coming from our Lord Jesus.

“Be strengthened by Grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1

This 4 day, 3-night retreat will be held on beautiful serene grounds in Kalihi Valley at the St. Anthony Retreat Center on the island of Oahu. Come, leave behind the distractions of life for a time long enough to allow his graces and a conversion of heart that is critical to deepening one’s faith. You can look forward to spending your time retreating in prayer, reflection, and meditation through Adoration, Confession, Spiritual Hula, Daily Mass, Divine Mercy, Healing Service, Stations of the Cross, and Lectio Divina. You will have an opportunity to hear and participate in talks with our local Clergy, Daughters of St. Paul, and the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


San Juana Morante

Pacific Regional Coordinator, MCCW

NOTE: If your CHAPEL is paying by invoice please read and SELECT “MAIL-IN/INVOICE” ticket – see info below.


Parking– I have attached a map. Please park in parking lot 1, 3, or 4. Lot 3 is closest to where we will be staying. These are the parking lots on the right-hand side when you drive in. There is only one entrance, titled “Kalihi street entrance” on the map. Please drive in and drive straight, follow the road and you will see Immaculate Heart Hall in front of you and Sacred Heart Hall on the right-hand side. We will be waiting to welcome you on the outside lanai:)

Check-In** will begin on Thursday, February 7 at 5 pm. The retreat team will be waiting to welcome you with light refreshments outside on the Sacred Heart Hall lanai from 5-6pm. You will be escorted to your room where you can place your personal items and then enjoy fellowship with your retreat sisters.

Dinner will be served at 615pm.

**Check-In will also be offered at 8am-845am on both Friday and Saturday for those that are unable to check-in on Thursday.

1. Please consider bringing cash/checks as there will be items available for purchase and daily mass offerings taken during the retreat.

2. We will have outdoor activities to include walking outdoor stations of the cross, and evening fireside fellowship. Consider bringing bug repellent, comfortable shoes, and a sweater.

3. We will have discernment for the MCCW Pacific regional board. Here is a link (copy & paste) for the positions and a contact sheet for you to review.

More information will be provided at the retreat regarding discernment and the positions.

4. There will be basic linens and towels provided. The rooms are in historic buildings and accommodations vary with dormitory style and communal showers and restrooms.

5. What should I bring for the room?

Bring personal items, spiritual items (rosary, bible, veil/pashmina), toiletries, and any additional comfort items. We also recommend bringing earplugs if you have trouble sleeping with roosters. Rooms are sparse, with twin bed and a small nightstand.

6. Can I bring my children?

No, unless they are nursing infants/non-mobile. Day-trippers: nursing babes are allowed. No mobile infants and no other children under the age of 18 are allowed. This is the policy of the Retreat Center.

7. What meals are included?

Thursday- light refreshments, followed by a full dinner. Friday- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday: breakfast.

8. What does the retreat center have to offer?–Two Chapels, historic buildings, outside walking stations of the cross, shrines, walking paths, beautiful gardens, and landscaping. Check out the website

9. Please do not pick any flowers, they are for everyone to enjoy.

10. I can’t attend now, can I get a refund?

No refunds but you are permitted to find a replacement; please contact Brenda Nonnweiler at

11. How should I dress?

Please dress comfortably but with a spirit of respect for the spiritual nature of the retreat facility. Temperatures in February will range from 78 high 63 low. Please consider bringing a sweater, rain jacket/umbrella and comfortable shoes for walking the stations of the cross.

NOTE: If your CHAPEL is paying by invoice please read and SELECT “MAIL-IN/INVOICE” ticket – see info below.

If your CHAPEL is paying by invoice please read and SELECT “MAIL IN” ticket
Chapel Subsidy Payments – Chapels pay by electronic transfer.
Local Chapel CWOC/MCCW presidents please email the MCCW Financial Manager and to advise the following:
– Chapel Name (Base/Post)
– POC: Parish Coordinator and/or CWOC President (Please include emails and or phone numbers.)
– Names (& contact info) of registrants receiving a subsidy and the amount
– PO Request: Date Approved
– Date of payment by DFAS – Ask your Chapel NCOIC to communicate with DFAS on the payment date.
– Amount of subsidy per person being paid
An invoice will be provided once we receive your email with the information.

If you are mailing in your payment:
Make checks out to MCCW, INC
Mailed to:
PO Box 4456
Washington DC 20017-9997

Have a question or need to talk? Please email Brenda Nonnweiler at



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