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2018 Priests’ Retreat ~ Called: The Dream of the Priest

April 30, 2018 - May 2, 2018

Registration is Now Closed

Questions? Please contact the Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person (email below).

Guest Presenter: The Rev. Barbara C. Crafton


at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

To see pictures of the rooms and facilities, click here.

The Setting

The Mohonk Mountain House is a gem: a lovely 19th century building transformed into a thoroughly modern lakeside resort, with spectacular hiking trails and gardens, ample outdoor ways to play, and delicious dining. To see pictures, click here.

A Glimpse of the Program

This year’s gathering will be dedicated to spiritual nurture and collegial time apart. The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton will offer meditative plenary sessions on the priestly vocation; we will worship together each day; and you will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group with one of the bishops, who will lead a spiritual practice or reflective conversation. The schedule will include significant free time for rest, recreation, and connecting with one another.

Thank you to the Mid-Hudson Deans who are planning the program: Frank Alagna, Tyler Jones, Peggy Sullivan, and Dustin Trowbridge!

Fees and Registration Options

  • Check-in will be after lunch on April 30.
  • Check-out will be after lunch on May 2.

Because this gathering is a retreat, we wish to encourage participation in the entire program, and the registration options have been structured accordingly. You may register as an overnight guest or as a day commuter, and there are four options:

Overnight Guest in a Single: $460 This registration includes two overnight stays, all meals from dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday, and all gratuities.

Overnight Guest in a Double (Shared Room): $325 This registration includes two overnight stays, all meals from dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday, and all gratuities. Upon registration, you will be able to name a roommate. Please be sure that both roommates name each other! If both do not request to be together, we cannot guarantee you will be. If you register for a double, but do not name a roommate, one will be randomly paired with you.

Day Commuter, Lunches and Dinners: $270 This registration includes dinner on Monday; lunch and dinner on Tuesday; lunch on Wednesday; and all gratuities.

Day Commuter, Lunch Only: $180 This registration includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, and all gratuities.

About Child Care, Transportation, Financial Aid Child Care

Child Care

The Mohonk Mountain House can arrange for child care by local sitters in the New Paltz area, and your registration fee includes the costs for child care. If you wish to bring young children with you on retreat and wish child care at times, please contact the Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person (email below).


The best way to get to the Mohonk Mountain House is by car. If, however, you do not own a car and cannot arrange a ride with someone, you can take a bus between the Port Authority and New Paltz, and we will provide taxi service to and from the mountain house. If you need this assistance, covered by your registration fee, please contact the Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person (email below).

Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available to help cover the registration cost. If you are in need of financial assistance, please be in touch with the Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person (email below).

Please know that the Diocese is subsidizing 40% of the actual costs of these registration options.

These registration options include many activities at the Mohonk, but not services at the Mohonk’s award-winning spa. Closer to the retreat, we will send registrants the final program schedule, and if you wish a treatment, you will be able to arrange one directly with the spa.


The Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person
[email protected]


April 30, 2018
May 2, 2018
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Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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