Annual Fund Reaches Goal

The annual Fund for Mt. Claret closed on June 30th and we exceeded our goal of $120,000! The actual total received was $120,750. The success can be attributed to the faithful support of our community and the generosity of a matching gift donor. This year we had significant gifts from several new donors that helped us over the top! The annual fund is a critical part of our operational budget. In addition to assisting with special projects, the fund helps underwrite some of our ministries who struggle financially.

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Fund allows landscape upgrade

Our successful annual fund campaign has enabled us to get into some much needed fun projects around our campus! The landscaping around our chapel has needed refreshing for some time. We have planted six Palo Verde trees, along with decorative rock and a full irrigation system as well as landscape lighting. Around the chapel we have replaced the original outdoor light fixtures with new decorative fixtures that we were able to purchase at a substantial discount. The new fixtures have a look that blends well with the Chapel.

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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.