Dear Friends in Christ,
Greetings from Pendleton! It is time once again to return to the desert. With all the struggles in the world and particularly in our country with recent attacks against our Church, we cannot pray enough. As men of God, we follow Moses, Saint Benedict and many of the Fathers of the Church who left the world for a time to pray in solitude so they could be strengthen to the mission God had appointed them.
Please join us on the mountain for the 2013 Men's Day of Desert. Lunch will be provided and we ask you help us with a small donation!
Directions to the Daugherty Ranch -Please take note that a travel party will be leaving St. Mary's at 6am sharp!
Leave St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton on Emigrant Ave. Follow to Southgate (Hwy 395). Follow South Hwy395 through Pilot Rock heading towards Ukiah. At Nye junction (a few miles after Pilot Rock) keep left. Go about 9 miles, look for mile marker 32 on the right side. About 100 yards past the marker, turn right on Gurdane Rd. stay on gravel road for 9.5 miles. Take a left down the lane to the ranch house and park your vehicle. (White house and red barn). Walk up the canyon until you reach the balloons, take a right and continue over to the mountain where the retreat is taking place. See you there!
Schedule of Events
|6:00 AM- Leave St. Mary's Catholic Church parking lot|
|7:00 AM- Arrive at the Ranch and start walking
to the mountains (2-3 Miles)
|8:30 AM- Rosary and Confession|
|9:00 AM- Mass|
|9:45 AM- Break|
|10:00 AM- First Talk|
|10:45 AM- Break|
|11:00 AM- Adoration and Confession|
|12:00 PM- Lunch|
|1:00 PM- Last Talk|
|1:45 PM- Period of silent reflection|
|2:15 PM- Break out groups and questions|
|3:00 PM- Divine Mercy Chaplet, leave for Pendleton/Home.|