Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM MDT
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM MDT

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Franciscan Retreat Center 
7740 Deer Hill Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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John Chavez 
Diocese of Pueblo 
719-544-9861 x 1144 

Diocese of Pueblo Fall Clergy Retreat 2018 

Please join us for the annual clergy retreat held this year September 18-21 at the Franciscan Retreat Center at Mt. St. Francis in Colorado Springs.

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Monday (September 17)
3:00 p.m. Check in time at Hampton Inn Hotel
3:00-5:00 p.m. Retreat Check-In: Mt. St. Francis
6:00 p.m. Dinner 
7:00 p.m. Bishop's Remarks 
7:30 p.m. Fr. Stephen Gallegos, CM (Testimony of a Mission of Mercy) 
8:00 p.m. Housekeeping Items: Schedule & Materials

Tuesday *Thursday (September 18-20)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast: Guest Dining Room
8:40 a.m. Lauds - Woodmen Rm.
9:00 a.m. Preentation by Fr. Gallegos - Mt. Cedar Conference Room
10:15 a.m. Care of Priests and Action ITems by Fr. Thomas Dragga 
12:00 noon Lunch: Guest Dining Room 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Adoration (Begining with MIssionary of Mercy Reflection & Confession/Direction available; time to fill out growth plans).  
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Follow-up Session with Fr. Dragga 
5:00 p.m.  Mass (Bishop presides Tuesday & Wednesday, preaches Wednesday; Fr. Dragga preaches Tuesday; Fr. Gallegos presides and preaches Thursday and Friday)   
6:00 p.m. Dinner: Guest Dining Room

(*) Thursday Modifications:  Fr. Dragga will present  both morning sessions; Fr. Gallegos will present in the afternoon.      
Tuesday Evening: 7-8:30pm  Post Convocation Amazing Parish Refresher
Wednesday Evening:  7-8:30pm—Bishop’s Reflection’s; Q & A with Presenters.
Thursday Evening: 7-8:30pm—Game Night & Wine Tasting

Friday (September 22)

7:30 a.m. Mass - Sisters Chapel 
8:00 a.m. Breakfast: Guest Dining Room
8:30 a.m. Depart
12:00 noon Check out time at Hampton Inn Hotel

  • Please bring your breviary for Liturgy of the Hours.
  • Concelebrating priests: bring alb and stole.
  • During conferences and prayer please be sure to turn off your cell phone.


Room assignments and meal counts must be confirmed early.

Mt. St. Francis
Room reservations at Mt. St. Francis are made through the Pastoral Services Office on a firstcome/first served basis. There are 34 rooms, which can serve as doubles; four of these have a shared bath. There are 4 rooms which can serve as triples. Rooms at Mt. St. Francis are $68.00 per night for a single; $78.00 for a double; $88.00 for a triple. As below, your CFEC account will be charged.

Hampton Inn
A block of 30 rooms at the Hampton Inn off of I-25 and Woodmen in Colorado Springs at the conference price of $79 per night have been reserved—20 Single King Rooms; 10 rooms with double beds. Please feel free to call John Chavez at the Pastoral Center to ask for further information.

You will be responsible for making your own hotel reservations
Phone: 719-593-9700
Online: Click here

The deadline for making your room reservation at the Hampton Inn is AUGUST 24, 2017. Please reserve only the days you will be staying. You will be responsible for paying for all the days you reserve. At the end of the retreat, you can submit your request for reimbursement from your CFEC account ($400/annum).

Each clergy member will be billed on their CFEC account for their room depending on the accommodations you choose. All other costs of the retreat are covered by your Clergy Assembly dues and the Continuing Education Budget for Clergy. If you will be absent for a meal, leave that box unchecked. Please plan ahead to indicate your intentions since the Clergy will be charged for every meal.