Annual Appeal

We have been blessed to serve the young people and adults of the Archdiocese and surrounding dioceses for 54 years. Our founder, Msgr. Clare O’Dwyer, had a vision of creating a place that would become “a spiritual powerhouse” for young people.  As we have heard  from so many of the young people and adults who come here (over a quarter of a million young over the years!), the Retreat House certainly is that place Msgr. O’Dwyer promised it would be, and we are grateful to you for supporting his enduring legacy that got its start back in 1963.

Retreat fees provide only a percentage of the House’s operating expenses. There are also many needs a 55 year old facility has to keep it up and improve it for the future.  We count on proceeds we get from fundraising through our yearly events and appeals, and with your gift to our Annual Appeal, you can support the good works of the Retreat House and help us to continue to offer a quality facility at an affordable price. In turn, youth and adults will continue  to have a place where they can go to build on and renew their relationship with their God and Savior.

You can also support the House through The United Way of Central Maryland.  Use the “My Commitment to Another Charity/Charities” section of the United Way of Central Maryland pledge form to designate your gift to #2968 Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House.

You can also click here to donate on-line to our Annual Appeal