Mount Claret depends on your generous support!

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Join us at Mt Claret Retreat Center for Sunday 10AM Mass.

We are holding Mass in the conference center and we are safely able to accommodate about 65 people. We continue to Live Stream on Facebook and offer Holy Communion in the Chapel to those who watch from home following Mass.


Chapel renewal project update

We are resuming our capital campaign for our Chapel Renewal project! We think the time is right to pick up where we left off in March. Our current plan is continue our fundraising effort from now through May of 2021. We will plan on construction June – September 2021 and plan the rededication in October 2021.

The scope of the project has Changed somewhat - we have rearranged the location of the confessionals and of the Sacristy as well as the rest rooms. This arrangement along with the plan to order custom radial pews will allow us to expand our seating up to 135 people. Our interior and exterior design direction continues to be that of a mission style design that reflects the rest of our campus.

These changes and the passage of two years since our original estimates has resulted in new goal of $1.5 million to complete the project

As the retreat center that serves our diocese, the Chapel Renewal project will impact hundreds of Catholics who normally come here each month on overnight retreats, a day of prayer and reflection or simply to just stop by for quiet moments with the Lord. The Chapel is a focal point of our campus. We are excited that this project will have the potential to reach many people throughout the Diocese of Phoenix.

We have a strong and supportive community that we are relying on for support. We are also working with our individual ministries that call Mt Claret home to create the opportunity for them to support our Chapel project as well.

Please consider donating towards our project. Stay connected with updates on our progress through our website and email newsletters. Above all we would ask for your prayers. Here is our prayer for our Chapel Renewal project.



A message from Tom McGuire

If you are unable to join us in person for Mass at Mt Claret I encourage you to watch us live streamed on Facebook. You can find the Sunday readings by clicking the link below to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Please respond to the prayers and readings as if you are at Mass. You can come up to Mt Claret after Mass to receive Holy Communion.


We are keeping our chapel open daily from 9 am-7pm for private prayer. We are also encouraging people to explore our campus while we are in this limited use condition. There are several beautiful prayer spaces-go to the facilities drop down and select outdoor ground for a look at these special spaces.


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.

"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

Contact Us

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.

To book a retreat for your ministry or to schedule a private retreat please call (602) 840-5066 or email

For more information on the facility and pricing please click here.