Celebrating 60 years of Retreat Ministry in 2017!


September 2 & 3, 2017

9:00am till 5:00pm Saturday and 10:00 till 4:00 Sunday

(Please note change in times)


We welcome you to come to our Annual Art Festival.  There will be about 90 booths, many of them inside or in the shade, with all types of fine arts.  Live Music on two stages will provide a pleasant background.  An Enchilada Dinner and a variety of other food vendors provide good food and drinks.  Enjoy the Beer and Wine Garden, the silent auction, and our raffle.  Plenty of free parking and entrance donation appreciated.

If you are an artist or a vendor you can download the

Information Sheet

Artist Registration Form

Food Vendor Form

Come help us celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Holy Cross Retreat Center


Holy Cross Retreat has confessions at 6:00pm and mass at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in the new Chapel, but not March 22nd and 29th while Fr. Tom is giving parish missions....


Contemplative Retreat  Using the Rosary Walk, Labyrinth, and Meditation

Holy Cross Retreat Center 

600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM

March 17-19, 2017 registration 6:30-7:00pm till Sunday the 19th at 1:00pm With Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv. director

Give yourself the gift of extended quiet time with the Lord as we begin a new year, and the opportunity to learn about different forms of meditative prayer. We will explore how to expand our use of the Rosary, walk the labyrinth, and enhance our meditations. Each person will be given space to practice the forms of prayer and then reflect together on the experience. This retreat could be a further development for people who have made an ACTS retreat, or all who are seeking further spiritual enrichment.

Suggested Retreat fee: Individual room for Friday and Saturday plus the program and five meals--$152.00. Shared room would be $127.00 each person.  Commuter: includes five meals and presentations--$67.00.    If finances are a concern please contact us and we will make special arrangements. We donít want to turn people away because of cost.

   Call 575 524-3688 or email for more details and to make a reservation.   (Deposit of $25.00 needed to hold a room.)


Retreat on Mary as a Model of Prayer

Led by Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv.  March 31-Apr. 2, 2017

There have been approximately 2,000 sightings of the Mary since 40 AD.  How is it that her presence has engendered such fervor and a call to pilgrimage?  How can we draw on the spirituality and witness of Mary in our own life today?  This retreat will give us time to reflect on the power of her presence in the Church and in our lives. 

 Retreat fee:  Individual room for Friday and Saturday plus the program and five meals--$152.00.    

Shared room would be $127.00 each person.

Commuter:  includes five meals and presentations--$65.00. 

   Call 575 524-3688 or email for more details and to make a reservation.    Deposit of $25.00 needed to hold a room.  If finances are a concern, we will make arrangements. 

"Jesus as a Model of Selfless Love"              Good Friday/Holy Saturday retreat

April 14-15, 2017                                            Holy Cross Retreat Center                               600 Holy Cross Road,                                                Mesilla Park, NM

 You are encouraged to participate in your parish's Holy Thursday celebration.  Then consider coming to Holy Cross Retreat House for a day and a half of prayer, fasting, and reflection on Good Friday and Holy Saturday morning.  This is a call to respond with love, faith, and service in our own lives.  We will have the service for Good Friday, time to pray, and limited meals in keeping with the call to fasting and abstinence.  After it ends you are encouraged to return to your parish for the Easter Vigil and Easter celebration with a renewed heart.  The retreat will be led by Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv.

Registration: 8:30-9:00am Friday, April 14,         Closing after lunch on Saturday, April 15

Suggested donation:  Overnight with single room $85.00 Overnight with shared room $75.00 each       Commuter $45.00   There is a $25.00 deposit to hold a space.