Cornerstone Ministry of Our Lady of Mercy Church

Cornerstone is a weekend experience of religious and social significance, so named because it focuses on Christ as the main foundation or cornerstone of our lives.

Separate Cornerstone retreats are held for men and women.

This is a 26 hour retreat held within the parish, the first part of which takes place on a Friday evening with the remainder taking place most of the day on Saturday. (There is NO overnight stay)

Meals are provided on the premises. The retreat encompasses talks, small group discussions, quiet contemplation, Reconciliation and a Eucharistic celebration. Cornerstone provides a wonderful opportunity for spiritual renewal – to live, love and grow in the spirit of the Lord.

In this non-pressured environment you will be free to talk, listen, or just meditate on how God has been present in your life.

The Cornerstone experience is a great chance to break away from your usual routine, and refocus your life while rejuvenating your faith.

Who hosts the Cornerstone and where is it?

Men and women who have benefited from past Cornerstone experiences respectively host the Men's and Women's Cornerstone in the OLM gathering space.

When is the Cornerstone?
Weekends are held twice annually for men and twice annually for women.
Details of upcoming weekend are available in the brochure.

May 20, 2016 -
May 21, 2016
2016 Women's Cornerstone Brochure

How do I sign up?
Fill out the form in the brochure available at the links above and bring / mail it to the Rectory. Once you register, we will send you additional details regarding the weekend.

What to expect at Cornerstone?
You will be welcomed with a Friday night dinner and the introduction of the retreat’s theme, followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation to end the evening.
Saturday morning will begin with a hearty breakfast. The retreat will progress with presentations, quiet reflection times and small group discussions. Meals will be provided and the retreat will conclude with a reception following a special mass on Saturday evening. You will not go hungry. (Both spiritually and physically)