It has been over three months since we were able to welcome you into our house! Know that we have missed every one of you. Our house is not a home without you.
The staff at King’s House has reviewed our re-opening safety procedures, we have met various times as a team and are now happy to announce that we will be able to welcome you back effective July 6, 2020.
As we open our doors and welcome you back, it is important for your safety and peace of mind, and that of our staff, that we implement the following protocols. Some of these apply to each person in a group and others apply to the coordinators with whom we work to plan your retreat or meeting.
Please note: Retreatants will be required to wear masks to enter the building, during all public services, and while in all common areas of the house. If a retreatant has a condition that will not allow them to wear a mask, please do not come on retreat during this time. Wearing masks protects others and yourself.
If you have any questions, you may reach me at (618) 397-0584 or Mr. Richard Dahm Business Manager (618 397-0584).
Please stay healthy, practice social distancing, wear a mask when in public and let’s look out for one another.
Fr. Salvador Gonzalez, OMI and Staff at King’s House Retreat Center
COVID-19 update Dear friends, On Friday June26, 2020 the State of Illinois will open up the State to phase 4 of the re-opening plan.
Phase 4 allows us at King’s House to safety te-open at limited capacity to our retreatants. This means that we can welcome up to 37 people at a time to guarantee social distance in our conference rooms, dining room, and chapel.
Our staff is making preparations to get our house ready to welcome you back. We are implementing all rules for sanitation in all area of the retreat house. Our housekeeping staff are getting rooms santized and ready.
Our dinning staff is fully prepared to welcome you and give you a safe and sanitized environment to enjoy our delicious meals again.
All of our staff will be informed and trained in all safety measures before we open our doors. Trust me when I say that we all are anxiously awaiting welcoming you back to King’s House.
Our July retreats: Directed Retreat July 6-13 is on and we are ready. Retreat with Sr. Melanie Svoboda will happen In two ways: all live sessions through Zoom from your home. Or We can welcome up to 37 retreatants for a full retreat experience at King’s House with Mass, Prayers, and the great hospitality. Sr Melonie will be presenting through Zoom so we will link with her through Zoom from our large conference room.
Please do give us a call if you need further information.
Please note that this information is valid as long as the State of Illinois enters in to phase 4 of the states te-opening plan.
Thank you for your continued support. Fr. Sal González, OMI Director
Corrections to our News Letter. Due to the COVID-19 situation our Newsletter went to the printer and got stuck for a while without us being able to correct changes that were made post COVID-19. Here are the corrections needed: Directed retreat for June has been moved to August 3-10, 2020 Taize Prayer: Due to personnel changes all Taize prayer Wednesday have been cancelled until further notice. Meditation meetings: Due to personnel changes all mediation meetings have been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. Let’s keep praying for a good solution to this COVID-19 situation. We hope to have an update on re-opening and COVID-19 situation after June 26, 2020 when the State of Illinois makes its announcement.
It was been in the works for a long time and we finally have a functioning button to make supporting King’s House easier. Many of you know of the difficulties created by the COVID-19 virus on businesses and non-profits. We at King’s House have not been exempt from the hardships.
With this new donate button you can support out mission from home and without much hassle.
You may donate through credit card or with your pay-pal account. we are grateful for your continued support of King’s House and her ministry.
Thank you for your support.God bless you. All donations are tax deductible.
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Patroness and Protector of the People of the United States of America, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Our June Directed Retreat had to cancelled because of the COVID-19 Virus. In June we are not allowed to welcome guest because of the restrictions of phase 3 of the re-opening of businesses in Illinois. We are happy to be part of the solution to this problem and not add to it.
We are currently still planning and prepared to welcome retreatants for the July 6-13 Directed Retreat. There some spaces still available for that week in July.
We have added the week of August 3-10th for a week long Directed Retreat. Most of the much sought after directors are available and ready to welcome you to do your summer retreat with us at King’s House.
There is the opportunity for you to come a quite private retreat during this week for what ever days you wish. If you cannot do the whole week that’s ok we have space to welcome you and we will gladly find a Spiritual Director for you if you wish to have direction during your private retreat.
Give us a call for more information. Let us keep praying for our whole world during this health crisis.