Mount Claret depends on your generous support!

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

We have limited seating in the Chapel for 25 people and overflow seating for 50 in the conference center where Mass will be live streamed. We will continue to offer Holy Communion after Mass to those who watched live at home.

Mission: Mount Claret is a Christ-Centered, Holy Mountain providing an environment for spiritual growth, healing and conversion in the Catholic tradition.


We are continuing to plan for a modified Evening Under the Stars.

This year Mt Claret is partnering with our brothers and sisters in faith with the Cursillo Movement to put on a combined virtual event! Normally the Cursillo Movement host the Cena de Colores event in the spring but was unable to do so because of the pandemic. Since Mt Claret was planning some sort of virtual event for Evening Under the Stars we thought why not combine the effort and make it a joint venture! Our theme for this year is Gathered Together. We will have many of the same components as a "normal" event such a silent auction, a few live auction items, cash raffle and more! There will be several ways you can participate and support us in this event. Our planning committee is working hard to create an entertaining program!.


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.

Chapel project update

Because of the national emergency regarding the COVID-19 virus we have paused our chapel project. This was a difficult decision to make but certainly the correct one give our circumstances. Many thanks to our Advisory and Finance Councils who met via conference call to discuss this important issue as well as others.


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.