Support for Our Lady of Peace Retreat House

Campaign Created by: Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Our Lady of Peace Retreat House.

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Goal : $6,000

Raised : $5,353

Givers : 52

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For many in our local Hillsboro/Aloha/Beaverton/Portland community there was a gap in the calendar this summer that left us feeling incomplete. If we lift our heads up and look around, we'll realize that gap was missing the Annual Family Barbecue and Fundraiser normally hosted at the Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. The fundraiser was cancelled this year because of the public gathering restrictions due to COVID-19.

The family barbecue, in its 53rd year, has long been a vital fundraiser for the sisters of the retreat house. The revenue from that one weekend support numerous ministries and retreats provided by the sisters throughout the year.

This fundraising drive will help the sisters fund new audio and streaming video equipment for their chapel and dining room. This equipment will improve their capability to respond to the current state of affairs and continue their ministry of helping retreatants see through the chaos of these times and hear the consoling whisper of God. In addition, your support will provide the needed resources for the sisters to continue their vital retreat house ministry year round.

Please join the local Knights of Columbus to help the sisters fill the gap left by the cancelled family barbecue fundraiser. Your support will show the sisters we are still behind them even when we’re not there in front of them at the barbecue. Don’t let COVID take more from our community than it already has! Thank you and God bless your generosity.

UPDATES

Gift Shop Update
January 21, 2021
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The Sisters are getting ready for Lent and Easter with beautiful handmade gifts from the Holy Land, plus books, bibles, statues, rosaries and much more!

In the Retreat House Bookstore and Gift Shop, guests will find many handmade items from the Sisters including lovely cards, corded rosaries, dolls, hats and scarves.  Come and see the many Catholic resources and gifts and make a visit today.  The Gift Shop is open Tue-Sat from 9am-3:30 pm, hope to see you there!

Advent Greetings!
December 18, 2020
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Advent Greetings from Sister Anne Marie and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Earlier this month the Retreat Chapel hosted two wonderful Advent retreats with both "in-person" and "virtual" participants. We were honored to welcome Bishop Peter Smith for the annual Advent Day Retreat on Making Advent Meaningful, as well as Dina Marie Hale speaking about Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego.
Thanks to your support we will continue to provide online and virtual opportunities for you to join us for prayer and retreats as we embark on 2021.

Stay updated on our upcoming retreats and events online at www.olpretreat.org.  We are currently taking both "in-person" and "virtual" registrations for the annual Ash Wednesday Day Retreat on Feb 17, 2021.
We are grateful for your generous support of our retreat house ministry.  The Sisters continue to keep you and your family in their prayers on a daily basis in their convent chapel.

Let us pray together: O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!

With joy and peace!
Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas

Prayer Intentions & Thank You!
December 12, 2020
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Dear Beloved friends, volunteers and benefactors of Our Lady of Peace Retreat:

You and your loved ones, both living and deceased, will be remembered in a Novena of Masses offered in the Sisters’ Convent Chapel beginning December 16 and concluding Christmas Eve, December 24.  If you would like to send the Sisters a special prayer intention, please visit the website www.olpretreat.org/prayer-requests and you can send the Sisters your personal intentions.  

Thank you for your support and prayers for all our Sisters.  God Bless you!

Advent Events Update
December 11, 2020
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The Sisters recently hosted two Advent retreats in December.  The Advent Day retreat Dec 2nd featured Bishop Peter Smith on "Making Advent Meaningful" then Dina Marie Hale offered an Advent Twilight Talk Dec 9th on the theme: "A trek to Tepeyac Hill with Juan Diego." Both of the events featured a Virtual ZOOM option for attendance, due to current limited capacity guidelines because of COVID.  With your ongoing support the Sisters will continue to make available their retreats and special events to as many participants as possible.  Your donations today will help provide the additional resources needed to expand our ability to provide quality virtual events as long as they are needed.  We are grateful for your generous support!

Silent Retreats Update
October 29, 2020
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The Sisters recently hosted two back-to-back 4-day silent retreats with Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, the Work of the Holy Angels. This group annually hosts Silent Retreats Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton, however this year physical distancing kept participants at a bare minimum.   Each year the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows look forward to hosting this international group ordered to promote devotion to the holy angels.  

It was “All Hands On Deck” as the Sisters came together serving all the meals for the retreatants.  Typically, they would enjoy help from their amazing volunteers and the Franciscan Girls Club, but due to current COVID19 guidelines, they have strict limitations.

The Sisters are grateful for your prayerful and financial help during this difficult time.  Revenue that would normally come from the Annual Family Barbecue, must come from other sources now.  

Help the Sisters reach their goal on this GIVE SEND GO Campaign.
We are thankful for your prayers and your pledge of support.

Thank you and God Bless you!

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