Saint Joseph’s Hermitage Retreat Centre

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Retreat Center Office and Adoration Chapel
  • A beautiful place where people of Faith seeking a more profound spiritual experience are welcome.
  • The Cabins are set in picturesque surroundings adjacent to the Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.
  • Experience solitude, prayer and spiritual renewal.
  • Share the good news of God’s Love and Mercy.
  • Enjoy reading, reflecting and walking through the beautiful grounds of the Shrine.
  • Those on Retreat are encouraged to take a break from the electronic distractions of our modern world in an atmosphere of silence.
  • Individual or small group retreats.

BOOKINGS FOR ACCOMMODATION TO BE DIRECTED TO marianretreat@bigpond.com 0R PHONE 07 55333378: MP-0447045522

  1. THE MAIN GUEST MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO CHECK-IN
  2. UNDER QUEENSLAND LAW ALL MINORS MUST BE ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSON WITH PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES AT ALL TIMES
  3. UPON CHECK-IN, A VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (I.D.) MUST BE PRESENTED MATCHING THE NAME OF THE MAIN GUEST.  
  4. ALL SAFEGUARDING MATTERS AND WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE PRIOR OR SUB-PRIOR, IF UNAVAILABLE, TO THE RETREAT CENTRE.

10 CABINS:

FACILITIES AVAILABLE:

  • ONE SINGLE CABIN
  • 7 TWIN CABINS: EACH CABIN HAS TWO KING SINGLE BEDS, ENSUITE AND PRIVATE VERANDAH. ONE OF THE TWIN CABINS A IS DISABLED-ACCESSIBLE CABIN.
  • 2 FAMILY CABINS:
    • 1ST CABIN HAS: 2 KING SINGLE BUNKBEDS + 1 KING SINGLE BED (Sleeps 3)
    • 2ND CABIN HAS: A KING SINGLE BED + LOWER QUEEN & SINGLE UPPER BUNK BED (Sleeps 4.)

ACCOMMODATION COSTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • $50.00 SINGLE CABIN/NIGHT
  • $80 FOR TWIN CABIN/NIGHT
  • $120 FOR LARGE FAMILY CABIN/NIGHT (4 PEOPLE)
  • $100 FOR SMALL FAMILY CABIN/NIGHT (3 PEOPLE)
  • FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS IN CABINS
  • CAMPING AND MOTORHOMES ARE $10 PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING CHILDREN 12-18:  UNDER 12 YEARS OLD ARE FREE
  • ALL BOOKINGS REQUIRE A DEPOSIT OF $10/PERSON PER NIGHT TO BE PAID ON CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING. DEPOSIT TO BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD OR DIRECT DEBIT.  THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF THE ARRIVAL DATE. CANCELLATION, IF MADE LESS THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE AGREED ARRIVAL, WILL INCUR A PENALTY OF 50% OF THE ORIGINAL BOOKING.
  • $50.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF (9-5PM) OUR LADY MT. CARMEL MEETING ROOM FOR GROUPS.  WI-FI IS AVAILABLE
  • $100.00 PER WEEKEND MT. CARMEL MEETING ROOM (FRIDAY 5PM—SUNDAY NOON) FOR RETREATANTS
  • $10.00 BAR-B-Q HIRE PER STAY
  • STAYS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY PRIOR IF LONGER THAN 7 DAYS (A MONTH IS MAXIMUM)
  • EFTPOS IS AVAILABLE AT RETREAT HOUSE AND PIETY SHOP (NO CASH ADVANCES)
  • PAYMENTS BY CASH OR EFTPOS ON ARRIVAL AT RETREAT HOUSE OFFICE OR PRIOR VIA CREDIT CARD OR DIRECT DEBIT.
  • PRICES AND CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
  • BOOKINGS FOR EASTER, DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, AND CHRISTMAS ARE TO BE MADE NO MORE THAN 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE WITH A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

CABIN FACILITIES

EACH CABIN IS EQUIPPED WITH A REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE, TOASTER, ELECTRIC JUG, CROCKERY AND CUTLERY.

  • CHECK IN AFTER 2PM AND CHECK OUT BY 10.00AM
  • HEATER AND FANS ARE IN EACH CABIN.THERE IS NO AIRCONDITIONING OR T.V.
  • PLEASE BYO LINEN, IE SHEETS, PILLOWCASES AND TOWELS OTHERWISE THEY CAN BE PROVIDED IF NECESSARY.  IT IS A HEALTH REQUIREMENT TO USE LINEN OF 2 SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES ON EACH BED
  • NO COOKING FACILITIES IN CABINS, MICROWAVE ONLY FOR RE-HEATING OF FOODS
  • MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 22 BEDS IN ALL CABINS
  • AMPLE PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE
  • MARIAN VALLEY OPEN DAILY FROM 6AM.
  • DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED UNLESS THEY ARE SERVICE DOGS WITH CERTIFICATE AND SERVICE JACKET ON, JACKET TO BE ON AT ALL TIMES IN PUBLIC
  • NO INTERNET AVAILABLE
  • PATH LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF AT 10PM EACH NIGHT
  • QUIETNESS IS ENCOURAGED BEFORE 8AM AND AFTER 10PM

SPIRITUALITY

  • DAILY ROSARY/DIVINE MERCY 8.20 AM FOLLOWED BY MASS AT 9 AM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
  • 11 AM SATURDAY MASS
  • 10 AM SUNDAY HOLY HOUR, 11AM AND 4 PM MASS. 
  • ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES
  • PRIESTS AVAILABLE DAILY FOR CONFESSIONS, COUNSELING AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION – BY APPOINTMENT (request via email to Marian Valley Monastery (marianvalley@bigpond.com) OR PHONE ON 0755333617