Christ Child Shrine Update

We continue to make progress on our fundraising goal for the Christ Child Shrine. As we have reported previously, this outdoor devotional space will be an excellent addition to our prayerful and spirit filled campus. Our overall goal for completion of this project is $250,000. We have on  hand  approximately $60,000. There are several naming opportunities available. If you would like more information, please contact our office. The gift of your  prayers is always asked for and appreciated in supporting this worthy project.

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Annual Campaign to Kickoff

Mt. Claret’s annual campaign – The Fund for Mt. Claret will begin on April 9, 2015.The fund supports a significant part of our buildings and grounds maintenance budget. Mt. Claret is solely responsible for its income and expenses and does not receive any outside financial  support from the diocese or any other organizations.

This year we have established a goal of $120,000 for the Fund for Mt. Claret. We are prayerfully asking for your help and support to reach this goal. No gift is too small – you can make your gift as a onetime gift or you can pledge monthly over the next 12 months.

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Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to Mount Claret!

Throughout the Gospels we see the Lord Jesus repeatedly call the disciples to step away to a quiet place where they can be sustained by prayer. In fact, he even tells one of His followers that such time spent with him “is the only necessary thing.” Our Lord still desires to spend time with us. After having entered into union with Him by way of our Baptism, we are continually invited by God to grow in knowledge and love with him. Such a profound relationship requires time away from the busyness of our lives when we allow Him to renew us in His love.

Here at the base of Camelback Mountain, Mount Claret Retreat Center provides a true sanctuary where the faithful can step away and attend to the only necessary thing: time spent with the Lord. The center is especially fitting for meetings and retreats for all types of groups and organizations such as parish communities and staff, elementary and high school students and faculty and youth groups. Mount Claret is also the home of Cursillo Retreats, Christ Child Society, Knights & Dames of Malta and many more..

Please feel free to contact us at (602) 840-5066 for further details and to learn how we can make your event both professional and spiritual. We would be honored to extend our hospitality to your parish or group.

Come, let us climb the Lord’s Mountain…that He may instruct us…in His ways and we may walk in His path
—Isaiah 2:3


Mount Claret is a sacred place nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, operates as a Catholic Retreat Center, serving the entire Diocese of Phoenix. Located in Phoenix on 54th Street, just north of Camelback Road, the Center is situated on 15 acres of beautiful Sonoran desert landscape framed by the majestic mountain.  This truly awesome sight beckons visitors to reconnect with the Lord in prayer and reflection. Mount Claret provides an ideal location for a parish, school or Catholic organization’s meetings and retreats.