Hosting Your Group

St. Raphaela Center provides the perfect atmosphere in which individuals or groups of any religious tradition can come together to think, plan, pray, reflect, and grow. We are able to host groups that range in size from 2 to 80 people.

Since St. Raphaela Center is so conveniently located to Philadelphia and its suburbs, many Elementary, High School, and College groups are frequent visitors for day programs and overnight retreats. Many Parishes use our facilities, as well.

We also host a variety of programs and days of reflection for volunteer organizations and businesses who need a time and a place away from their everyday surroundings.

We welcome all!

Facility Rental

We often host groups at the Center and provide them with the use of our facilities and the services of our staff while they enjoy their own program, run by the group coordinator or facilitator. Group retreats are normally day programs, but they can also be hosted for a weekend or several days, depending on the needs and desires of the group.

 

 

School Retreats

Elementary, High School, and College retreats are usually organized by the staff of the respective school. The Center Staff is here to assist with planning, use of the space, and scheduling of activities. Student retreats are flexibly planned for evening, day, or overnight time frames. 

Special Retreats

These retreats can have a planned thematic approach that is suited to the desires of the group, or they can be planned around a particular need of the group. Group retreats are normally day programs, but they can also be hosted for a weekend or several days, depending on the needs and desires of the group. The contact person can work in conjunction with an available staff member to plan a customized retreat. A special retreat day may include Mass and time for personal prayer with a midday and/or evening meal provided.

To make arrangements for a special retreat, please contact us by phone (610-642-5715) or by email.

To facilitate your group's stay at St. Raphaela Center, please review these important guidelines.

For information about our rates, click here. Please note that costs may be negotiable; contact the Center to confirm.