Monday, July 15, 2024

Women's weekend retreats in English: $45

Friday 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Closing Mass 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Catholic Diocese of San Diego Pastoral Center
3888 Paducah Dr.
San Diego, California 92117

Rosemary Benefield
(858) 581-3022

Recognized by The Office for Social Ministry Professionally led. Confidentiality maintained.

Donation: $45 (includes closing meal and workbook) Full or partial scholarships available Group size limited to 8 per retreat. Register early.

***For information and registration for this retreat or future retreats, also to sponsor a scholarship and donation call: Rosemary Benefield RN, MA, MPC Director/Retreat Facilitator

  • 5 retreats held each year
  • Please check calendar below, for dates of retreats.
  • Partial scholarships are available.

Retreats in Imperial Valley

Location will be revealed at the time of registration.
Weekend retreat, cost to be determined
For registration contact:

Antonia Pacheco
(760) 540-1915

Alisia Lucio
(760) 587-8914

St. Mary's Retreat Center

1160 South Broadway
Escondido, CA. 92025
Cost to be determined. Partial scholarships available.
contact: Leslie Brunolli
(760) 745-2529



Comments from women who have taken the workshop:

"This cloud of depression no longer hangs over my head, I feel alive again!"
"Church on Sunday feels so good. I go to communion and I feel like a member of the Church (rather than an outsider) for the first time in many years since my abortions."
"The family relationships are better and I feel a lot happier since the workshop."
"I came home Sunday night feeling so good. I called lots of people because I couldn't contain my enthusiasm."
"I've gained a much better understanding of Jesus and the Bible. I can receive God's forgiveness and I can forgive myself. I'm at peace again."

Men's One Day Workshops: $25

  • Saturdays from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Attendees must pre-register.
  • Bring a sack lunch.

A past abortion can do harm to current & future relationships if the experience is not appropriately processed.
This healing workshop is for husbands and boyfriends of past and current relationships troubled and saddened by an abortion of their child and for those who are in a relationship with a woman who has had an abortion.

Presented by Licensed Therapist: Dr. Paul Santero

Confidentiality maintained at all workshops.
Scholarships are Available

Please contact Rachel's Hope for more information.

The workshops are located at the Diocesan Pastoral Center
3888 Paducah, San Diego, CA. 92117.

Workshops Recognized & supported by The Diocesan Office for Social Ministry


Contact Information

Rosemary Benefield
Phone: (858) 581-3022

Fax: (858) 581-0952
Mail: P.O. Box: 17363
San Diego, CA. 92177

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