26900 78th Ave NW, PO Box 1002, Stanwood WA 98292  |  360-629-3737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

4700 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, Washington 98023
 

RESERVATIONS & GENERAL INQUIRIES:

 

Phone: (206) 274-3130
Fax: (206) 382-3482
Email: palisades@seattlearch.org       


 

Directions


From North or South on I-5

  • Take exit 143.
  • Go west on 320th Street past “The Commons” Mall.
  • Stay on 320th until it ends.
  • Take a Right onto 47th Ave SW toward Dash Point Road (WA State 509).
  • At the stop sign, turn Left and then take the first Right into the drive for the Retreat Center.


From the East on Highway 18

  • Take Highway 18 to Federal Way.
  • Highway 18 will become Campus Way and then 336th SW.
  • Turn Right onto Hoyt Road. Hoyt Road becomes 47th SW.
  • Continue on 47th Ave SW toward Dash Point Road (WA State 509).
  • At the stop sign, turn Left and then take the first Right into the drive for the Retreat Center.
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The Retreat Center at The Palisades

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

 

“ Friends in High Places - The Blessing of Our Saints ”

Men's & Women's Retreat

Led by: Fr. James Northrop

June 5 - 7

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Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

Note: This retreat is open to both men and women.

God has given us everything we need to live a truly devout life. Our saints are shining stars along the way and through their witness and writings, we can receive much help and encouragement. Come and join Fr. James Northrop for a retreat which highlights and celebrates the gift of our saints.

Fr. James Northrop was born in Pullman, WA and grew up in Richland, WA. He attended the University of Idaho and obtained a degree in Vocal Music Education. After college he attended St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA for five years. He was ordained on June 7, 1997 by the late Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy.

He thoroughly enjoys his ministry as a priest and has been an instructor for the Archdiocesan Catechetical Certification program. He enjoys conducting retreats, working on music, fishing with his family, and helping people discover the wonderful presence of the Holy Spirit.


“ God of Our Understanding: The Journey of Recovery with the 12 Steps ”

12-Step Retreat for Men & Women

Led by: Dr. Mary Cross, Fr. Jim Harbaugh, SJ

June 26 - 28

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Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

"The Higher Power, "God as we understand him", is foundational to individual recovery, the spirituality of the 12 Steps and the 12 Step Traditions that define the religious freedom of individuals in the program. This retreat will illuminate these three dimensions of 12 Step recovery in the context of individual understanding, spiritual development and engagement with the Higher Power."

Dr. Mary Cross is the former Director of the Office of Catholic Faith Formation. She has directed 12 Step retreats for over 25 years. Currently, she is on the Board of the Sacred Story Institute and member of St. Matthew's Parish in Seattle.

Jim Harbaugh, S.J., has been a Jesuit for 54 years and a priest for 41. He has been active in addictions recovery since 1983, has been an addictions counselor, and taught Addiction Studies at Seattle University from 1993 to 2002. He has been giving retreats, mostly 12 Step, since 1991. Currently, he does parish work in the Seattle Archdiocese. He is the author of two books, including A 12 Step Approach to the Spiritual Exercises.

 

 


July 2020


August 2020

 

“ Pornography Can Impact Anyone ”

Clergy and Parish Leader Training

Led by: Fr. Sean Kilcawley

August 24 - 27

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Event Fee: $700 Per Person
Commuter Fee: $414 

Note: Please disregard the "What's Included" and the "Check-In & Check-Out" section at the bottom of the page.

Start: 10am on Monday August 24, 2020
End: 1pm on Thursday August 27, 2020

Please join us for a 4-day workshop for clergy and parish leaders led by Fr. Sean Kilcawley. Fr. Sean serves the Diocese of Lincoln as the Director of the Office for Family Life and has focused his ministry on healing the wounds of pornography. He travels around the world putting on workshops such as this for Church leaders. Participants in this impactful workshop will be equipped to what Pope Francis asked of us all, "the Church must accompany with attention and care the weakest of her children, who show signs of a wounded and troubled love, by restoring them hope and confidence". - Amoris Laeititia 291

Fr. Sean Kilcawley is a 1996 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1999, he left active military service to enter the seminary for the Diocese of Lincoln and was ordained a priest in 2005. In 2013, Fr. Kilcawley completed a License in Sacred Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies at the Lateran University in Rome. He currently serves the Diocese of Lincoln as the Director of the Office for Family Life. Fr. Kilcawley has focused his efforts on diocesan initiatives to prevent early exposure to pornography, and resources of intervention and healing for those affected by pornography. In 2019 he completed certification as a Pastoral Sexual Addiction Practitioner through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals.


“ Ave Maria: Mary, Our Sure Guide to Jesus ”

Women's Summer Silent Retreat

Led by: Fr. John Marie Bingham, OP

August 28 - 30

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Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

Our Catholic faith honors Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.  The rich truth expressed by this Marian title gives us confidence that Our Lady will faithfully guide us to her Son, Jesus.  During this retreat, Fr. John Marie will ponder how the familiar prayer, the Hail Mary, invokes the mystery of Mary’s authority as a guide and frees us to trust our heavenly Queen when we turn to her seeking her Son.

Fr. John Marie Bingham, OP, grew up the son of an Episcopal priest. He and his family entered the Catholic Church in the summer of 1993. He has always enjoyed studying the truths of the faith and sharing them with others, so after college, he entered the Western Province of the Dominican Order, and was ordained a priest in 2010. He currently serves as Director of Vocations in Oakland, California. He enjoys the major four vices: coffee, wine, chocolate and bacon!


September 2020

 

“ Betrothed: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage ”

A Retreat for Engaged Couples

Led by: Dr. Sarah Bartel, Nathan Bartel

September 18 - 20

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$385 per Couple, or $192.50 per Person

Note: This retreat fulfills the diocesan marriage preparation requirement and offers a rich integration of catechesis and theology.

The joy of marriage is the joy of the Church. “Betrothed” invites couples to prepare for a joyful, lifelong marriage. Blending hands-on learning of practical life skills with excellent catechesis and insights from St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, this marriage-prep retreat is designed to impact on the quality of a couples’ communication, conflict resolution, and shared sense of mission.

Dr. Sarah Smith Bartel is an award-winning writer and a dynamic speaker. She earned a doctorate in moral theology and ethics from The Catholic University of America, specializing in marriage, family, sexual ethics, and bioethics. Her column “Your Marriage Matters” appears in Northwest Catholic Magazine. She serves as a marriage and family life consultant for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Read Sarah's  Betrothed Letter to Formators.

Nathan Bartel holds a B.A. in English from Gonzaga University and M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. With a background in personal finance and technology, he currently works for Amazon. Together with Sarah, he has mentored engaged couples and presented at marriage enrichment retreats. Nathan and Sarah raise their four daughters in Sumner, WA.


October 2020

 

“ Silent Lay Carmelite Retreat ”

Sponsored by the Lay Carmelites of Washington & British Columbia

Led by: Fr. Christopher LaRocca, OCD

October 2 - 4

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Private Room: $250.00 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $210 Total per person

Retreat Description Coming Soon

Fr. Christopher LaRocca, OCD, was ordained on July 12, 1997 by Bishop Carlos Savilla, SJ. His priesthood journey has led him into different roles such as Pastor, Novice Master, Student Master, and Regional Superior, and into different parishes in Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and Uganda, Africa.


November 2020

 

“ Betrothed: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage ”

A Retreat for Engaged Couples

Led by: Fred and Anne Janssen, Megan and Steven Pepin

November 20 - 22

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$385 per Couple, or $192.50 per Person

Note: This retreat fulfills the diocesan marriage preparation requirement and offers a rich integration of catechesis and theology.

The joy of marriage is the joy of the Church. “Betrothed” invites couples to prepare for a joyful, lifelong marriage. Blending hands-on learning of practical life skills with excellent catechesis and insights from St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, this marriage-prep retreat is designed to impact on the quality of a couples’ communication, conflict resolution, and shared sense of mission.

Read Dr. Sarah Bartel's  Betrothed Letter to Formators.

Fred and Anne Janssen mentor engaged couples who are preparing for Sacramental Marriage, and they train other married couples to be mentors as well. They have led Catholic Marriage retreats throughout the Northwest for more than 15 years and served on the 2009 Archdiocesan Commission for Marriage and Family.

Fred and Anne have been married for 25 years, have three children, and are members of St. John Vianney Parish in Kirkland, where they are the lay leaders for Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment.

Steven and Megan Pepin were both born and raised in Pennsylvania, where they met in college in Pittsburgh. They were married in the summer of 2017. Steven volunteered for two years in youth ministry, and currently works as an engineer at Philips. After graduating from college, Megan served for 3 years as a missionary with FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She now serves as the Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Steven and Megan have mentored and encouraged many engaged couples; they live in Kirkland, WA.


 

December 2020

 

“ In The World Not Of The World - The Call To Holiness ”

Silent Advent Retreat

Led by: Fr. James Northrop

December 4 - 6

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Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

Note: This retreat is open to both men and women.

The Second Vatican Council reiterated that everyone is called to holiness. What does this mean? In a world that is becoming increasingly secular how do put into practice Jesus’ words to be “salt for the earth” and avoid the trap of “gaining the world and losing our soul”. Join Fr. James Northrop for a retreat where we learn and pray to remain faithful to the call of our Baptism to be set apart for the works of God.

Fr. James Northrop was born in Pullman, WA and grew up in Richland, WA. He attended the University of Idaho and obtained a degree in Vocal Music Education. After college he attended St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA for five years. He was ordained on June 7, 1997 by the late Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy.

He thoroughly enjoys his ministry as a priest and has been an instructor for the Archdiocesan Catechetical Certification program. He enjoys conducting retreats, working on music, fishing with his family, and helping people discover the wonderful presence of the Holy Spirit.


“ The Hope of Advent ”

Women's Advent Retreat

Led by: Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

December 11 - 13

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Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

Advent is a beautiful time of preparation and illumination as we await the arrival of Jesus Christ our Lord. What does Mary’s heart reveal to us in this time? Where in our hearts is Christ coming to save us and bring us His light, healing and hope? This retreat will focus on the power and promise of God’s love for us, the beauty of the feminine heart found in its fullness in Mary and how through hope and healing our lives are transformed from darkness into light.

Sr. Miriam James Heidland is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. Her story has been featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home, SEEK Conference, USCCB Convocation, Relevant Radio and other outlets.
She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness, healing (and sports!). Sr. Miriam’s podcast, Abiding Together, can be found on iTunes and her book, Loved As I Am, can be found on Amazon. She tweets at @onegroovynun

 


 
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