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What is the mission of the Nazareth Family Apostolate?

The mission of the Nazareth Family Apostolate is to discover God at work in the hidden and ordinary events of everyday family life, where we become communities of love and a hope for the world in imitation of the Holy Family.

What is a Nazareth Family Retreat?

A Nazareth Family Retreat is a one-week getaway for the whole family to enjoy!!
Each family stays in their own separate half of a large cabin with their own bathroom. Families prepare and eat their meals in the main lodge, which also contains a beautiful chapel and indoor recreation areas.
A typical day at the retreat begins with Mass celebrated by our on-site priest from Madonna House in Combermere.
After Mass the children gather for spiritual formation, sports, and crafts led by wonderful volunteers.
Meanwhile, the parents gather for a special time to learn & share about bringing our families closer to Christ.
After a lunch prepared by our volunteer cooks, most families adjourn to the beach for some much-needed family fun & bonding time.
Each evening we gather for a different activity.  These include the rosary, Adoration, reconciliation for the children, and a bonfire!

Who comes to a Nazareth Family Retreat?

Any Catholic family is welcome to come to a Nazareth Family Retreat. Families of all ages and sizes attend our retreats.
Nazareth family retreats are for families, and spaces are available during each week for first-time-attending families.
Dominus Vobiscum has cottages available to rent. Contact them for more information.
You can also choose to come to a Nazareth Family Retreat as a volunteer.  Click here to find out more.

COVID-19 related info

We will be following all provincial guidelines related to COVID-19. This is a constantly evolving issue and we will make sure we keep participants informed.

Summer 2022 Nazareth Family Retreat

Nazareth Family will run 1 week of retreats this summer - July 24th - July 30th.
This week is going to be primarily attended by families from St. Ignatius Parish in Montreal, as well as supported by youth and children's ministry from that parish.
There will be 7 spots reserved for these families, the remaining 3 remain open for other families to attend.
If it turns out that fewer families from St. Ignatius Parish attend, then those spots will be open to other families.

Weeks for Summer 2022 have already been filled! If you would like to be added to our waiting list you may still apply. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

How do I register to attend one of the weeks?

Please click here for the electronic registration form.
*Please Note* the registration fee for the week is $550.
 We look forward to seeing you this summer!