Update from Fr. Sal González, OMI on the COVID-19 crisis and King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center. Please share the news with others you may know who do not have FB. God bless you. Keep the prayers going.
Posted by King's House Retreat and Renewal Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Yesterday afternoon Governor Pritzker announced that we will continue to shelter in place through the month of May.
All programming for MAY will have to be cancelled. Women Religious who had signed up for the retreat May 4-10 will be receiving a refund in the next few days for all fees collected.
We are still hopeful that the directed retreats will be able to proceed as planned. Once change is that we will NOT be able to offer massages this year. It is hard to get a massage from 6 feet away. Sorry about this inconvenience.
Once again, we look forward to opening our doors once again and welcoming you all home.
As we strive to comply with the directives we are receiving from the President and the Governor of Illinois, all programs through the end of April are cancelled.
Women’s Palm Sunday Retreat
Men’s Holy Week Retreat
Women’s Quiet Retreat – April 17-19
Men’s Quiet Retreat – April 24-26
Spiritual Cinema – April 21
Taize – April 22
35+ Luncheon – April 23 (We will reschedule after things get back to “normal”)
All AA meetings
All High School Groups
Please be safe! Please be gentle with yourselves during this challenging time. Please be assured of our prayers.
As we continue to follow the directives coming to us for the safety of our staff and retreatants, we have extended our closure until at least April 13, 2020.
Even though we are all “sheltering in place” and remaining at least 6 feet from each other, please remember we carry all of you in our hearts.
Because of the Governor’s orders, we are working from home and not able to answer the phones. We will get back to you as soon as we are able.
As we wake up each morning to changing rules, we have come to realize that we have to take drastic actions to protect our staff and retreatants.
The risk involved with gathering together has proven to be too great for now.
We feel compelled to cancel all programs at King’s House beginning today, March 17, through March 30th.
We look so forward to sharing retreat time with you and it is painful to cancel these two retreats.
This includes all of our programs, including Taize, Spiritual Cinema, Video Study, Meditation and AA.
We will re-evaluate on March 30th, in the hope that the remainder of our spring programs can continue as planned.
Although programs are on hold, our beautiful grounds are always open for you to visit our Marian Grotto, walk our Labyrinth or to pray the Stations.
For now, please be assured of our prayers for each of you.
To help with your Lenten reflections, please join us each day via facebook for Fr. Sal’s, “You got a minute?”