Cornerstone is a 26-hour retreat which provides you with the opportunity to reflect , renew and strengthen your faith while meeting other members of our community. The retreat is hosted at our parish center by parishoners who have enjoyed the fruit of past Cornerstone retreats.
... is an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with other members of the parish

... is a welcoming, non-judgmental environment

... provides an opportunity to step out of the hustle of daily life to pause and reflect


Arrival: Friday Evening with an overnight stay

Meals: Light fare upon Friday arrival. All meals on Saturday

Departure: The Cornerstone retreat concludes o Saturday evening with a closing liturgy at 7:30pm.

Several weeks prior to Cornerstone you will receive a letter with further details regarding the weekend and what you should bring.

Should you have questions in the meantime, please email Ellen Murphy (for Women) at cornerstone@sainthelen.org or Phil Murphy (for Men) at pfmurphy@comcast.net

The stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone

-Matthew 21:42
There's no big mystery to Cornerstone weekend. It is simply ordinary people sharing stories and experiences of trying to live the Gospel amidst the challenges of the modern world. It's a simple but moving experience.

The retreat is facilitated by a team of parishoners who have previously experienced Cornerstone. During the weekend, some members of the Cornerstone team will give talks which you will have the opportunity to discuss with others in attendance. It is a very casual atmosphere and you may share in the discussion as much or as little as you'd like - or not at all, if that is your preference.

There will also be a number of opportunities to examine your relationship with God, you family and others in your life. Most of all, it is an opportunity to think about those things that matter most to you, in an atmosphere that lends itself to reflection and contemplation.

The Cornerstone Story

The idea of Cornerstone is simple, but its impact has been profound. Since the inception of this weekend retreat, it is estimated that "nearly 1700 men and women have attended Cornerstone at St. Helen alone."

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