Where: Mariandale Retreat Center 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
You are invited to join us for the ALC Mother’s Day Retreat this May in beautiful upstate NY! The theme for the Mother’s Day weekend is “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down” with guest speaker Shelley Douglas.
We will have dinners on Friday and Saturday nights from 6PM to 7PM (so that the staff can clean up and go home to their families); we will have Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8AM to 9AM; we will also have lunch prepared for us on Saturday from noon to 1PM. Coffee & tea will also be provided throughout the weekend. The staff will work to have each meal out on time and we need to work hard to be prompt in getting to the retreat and getting our families to the dining room. Folks are encouraged to bring Snacks for between meals or for late night cravings. We are asking everyone coming to please bring some cash or a check so that we can offer The Dominicans our fair share for the gift of their quiet hospitality, our sleeping quarters, our meeting & child care spaces. In addition to that, all of our meals will be prepared and offered by the staff at Mariondale so it is so important to be economically just and fair to the Sisters and their staff. Based on past attendance and previous ALC offerings, we hope to present the Sisters at Mariondale with at least $1850 dollars. So we are seeking the following from YOU, if you plan on gathering with us and if you have special dietary needs : and then simply RSVP TO US Number of attendees ( how many of you are coming) ;let us know when you will be arriving and if you are staying for the whole retreat; sleeping request – most rooms sleep 1 if you need a bigger room let us know, ideas for childcare, ideas and interest for workshops, ideas for child centered activities, will you bring crafts, games, musical instruments or other.
We need every person, family and or community to RSVP to us confirming your plans. These questions need to be answered so that we can organize sleeping arrangements and so we can give the staff at Mariondale an accurate number of adults and children who will be eating meals.
Please send detailed RSVPs to Amber Mason at amber.bmason( at )yahoo.com or 202.882.9649
Send talent show cast to Kevin Mason at kevin.bmason( at )yahoo.com or 202.882.9649
Call Kathy Boylanfor workshop ideas at 202.882.9649
People should contact Rosemary Thompson RMthompson( at )missionhelpers.org for organizing child care. Or call 410-823-8585 ext 244