Information and General Guidelines
St. Anthony Retreat Center offers the services of an on-site Catholic Chaplain. The Chaplain is usually available during the day for pastoral counseling and or sacrament of reconciliation. Arrangements for retreat services by the Chaplain must be made during the time of reservations. There is a suggested stipened for Chaplain services.
St. Anthony Retreat Center accepts reservations according to the following priority:
Ministries/Programs of the Sacred Hearts Congregation Churches in the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
Ministries sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
Organizations and Groups approved by the Catholic Dioceses of Honolulu.
Christian Churches and Groups.
Individual clergy or religious wishing a private retreat – refer to Center Administrator. All other organizations and groups – refer to the Center Administrator. All new groups must be interviewed by the Center Administrator before any arrangements are made for the use of the facilities.
Reservation requests are made to the Center's office. Reservation forms are emailed to group contact person.
Step 1: Initial contact made for reservations (phone or e-mail).
Step 2: Registration forms sent-out OR introductory interview scheduled for new users.
Step 3: Complete reservation form returned with non-refundable and non-transferrable $300.00 deposit.
Step 4: A reservation is considered final upon YOUR receipt of guest copy of reservation form.
Step 5: Within two weeks of your retreat, the Retreat Center will contact guests about meals, room assignments etc.
Cancellation Policy: Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
St. Anthony Retreat Center assigns rooms and accommodations according to the number of retreatants and team members. The Center uses bedroom capacity in one building before opening use in another building. Groups are billed for the number of beds/rooms used for their retreat.
Retreatants are expected to keep furniture/beds as they are found in rooms and general spaces. Guests are asked not to move items from one room to another or one building to another. There is a $50.00 posted fee for moving furniture or beds.
All posters, signage, and notes must be removed from walls, windows and doors. Placement of these signs must be used with painter's (blue) tape to prevent damage.
St. Anthony Retreat Center landscaping personnel take pride in keeping the grounds trimmed, clean, and picture perfect.
Please leave flowers, vines, and plants for everyone to enjoy.
Groups may arrive at 7am on the day of the retreat and must leave by 4pm on the last day of the retreat. Any exception should be arranged with Center Administrator. The Day Rate is from 7am to 4pm.
Groups are assigned parking areas. Groups are asked to designate team members to direct traffic and enforce parking rules. All fire lane markings must be maintained. In respect for other retreat groups, in/out traffic should be kept at a minimum.
All groups are expected to maintain an atmosphere of silent reflection during their stay at the center. Individual walks and group conversations should be respectful of everyone’s need for quiet and solitude. Cell phones and other electronic devices should be on vibrate.
Groups needing items during the retreat should request them at Rose Hill Office (retreat office). The office is open from 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the office is open from 8:30am to 12pm. The office is closed on Sundays.
Final meal count is submitted at least one week prior to the retreat. Groups requesting special menu selection should plan to contact St. Anthony retreat Center at least one week prior to reservations. The standard meal service time is: 8:00am for breakfast; 12:00pm for Lunch; and 5:30pm for Dinner.
Groups planning to prepare their own meals should check with St. Anthony Retreat Center regarding food item drop-off times.
Most buildings on the Retreat Center grounds are wooden structures. Cigarette and cigar smoking are prohibited in ALL BUILDINGS, PORCHES AND WALKWAYS. There is a designated smoking area for the “Historic Area” and the entrance bridge is the designated smoking area for “Heritage Circle."
Grilling steaks, hot dogs, and hamburgers must have prior approval. Grilling must be 35 feet from ANY building. Retreatants are expected to water down and clear grilling area of charcoal, ashes etc.
Groups are permitted to sell group merchandise or religious articles with prior authorization from St. Anthony Retreat Center. All sales must be within the buildings and not on porches, steps or outdoor areas.