Weekend Locations & Information
We currently offer 2 physical locations; Mission San Luis Rey located in Oceanside, CA and St. Charles Retreat Center in San Diego, CA, as well as online. You may choose the location or format that best suits your needs. In accordance with state guidelines, our in-person retreats do not currently include overnight stay, meaning participants will need to commute both days. If you would like to calculate driving distance or get directions to our retreat facilities, use the Google Maps link provided below for each retreat facility. For dates and prices, please visit the Schedule page of our website.
Check-in time at both physical locations is 7:30 AM. The first presentation will start at 8:00 AM. Because Saturday has a full schedule and will go until approximately 8:00 PM, we will begin promptly. Please allow plenty of travel time since traffic can be very congested and delays are common. The weekend will end by 4:00 PM on Sunday.
San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, also known as Mission San Luis Rey or San Luis Rey Mission Church, was founded on June 13, 1798 in coastal Las Californias, in the present day U.S. city of Oceanside in California. The local Quechnajuichom Native American tribe became known as the Luiseño ‘Mission Indians’, after the Mission’s ‘Luis’. The current church, built in 1811 is the third church on this location. It is a National Historic Landmark, for its pristine example of a Spanish Mission Church complex.
For Information about the museum, visit their website at www.sanluisrey.org.
990 Saturn Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92154-2099
Saint Charles Parish is the most southwesterly parish in the United States. Established in 1946, the parish is rich in history and ethnic diversity. With many national backgrounds and cultures represented, including Swiss, Mexican, Filipinos, Asian, African, Irish and more, the parish community welcomes everyone and invites them to celebrate the unity of their Catholic faith.
For Information about the Parish, visit their website at www.saintcharles.org.
Our online format is the perfect solution for physically separated engaged couples, or those with higher risk unable to physically gather due to the current health crisis. Couples planning to attend an online retreat will need a stable internet connection and reliable device, and at least 2 rooms to physically separate for parts of the weekend. The retreat is presented in real time via Zoom.