Middle Creek Christian Retreat Center provides a parish and Catholic school retreat location for parishes in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Middle Creek is a convenient retreat destination for parishes from the Archdioceses of Baltimore, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.
Parish-Based Weekend retreat is conducted in silence and includes generous periods of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deep relationship with God. Parishes can celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist in a natural setting surrounded by the beauty of God's creation.
Middle Creek is available for Communion Day retreats, Confirmation retreats, Pilgrimages, Men's retreats, Women's retreats, Couples Retreats, Pre-Cana retreats, Kairos retreats, and Sacramental retreats. Middle Creek is an ecumenical facililty an hour and twenty minutes from St. Mary's Catholic Seminary in Baltimore.
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Mount St. Mary's University is just 15 minutes away in Emmitsburg. Mother Seton is the first native-born saint of the United States of America. The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is located in historic Emmitsburg, MD. Pilgrims come here throughout the year to learn about her life, discover the depths of her faithfulness, and to walk meditatively in her footsteps.
The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg is the oldest known replica of the revered French shrine dating to about 1875. The Grotto has been in use since 1805 when Fr. John Dubois founded it as a place of prayer and devotion. Middle Creek is just 15 minutes away from this famous shrine.