Annual Men’s White House Retreat

As we get closer to Sept. 26th, registration will fill up fast, so make yours today! We are retreat #47, please do one of the following:


  • Call the White House Retreat Office: 314-416-6400, 800-643-1003, FAX 314-416-6464



  • Email:


  • Contact Paul Metzger 314-647-4640


Please see the display in the back of church again the weekend or go online for a brief video:

Your retreat starts Thursday Sept. 26th at 5pm with dinner and ends on Sunday Sept. 29th at noon with a good old-fashioned fried chicken dinner. We silence our words and distractions as much as possible and listen for God and our own well-being. Based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the retreat director will preach about a dozen 15 to 20 minute segments over 3 days, then priests are available for private discussions. Daily mass will be offered, confession, rosary march, anointing of the sick and benediction are also encouraged. Each retreatant has their own private bedroom and bathroom with amenities, desk, comfortable rocking chair. Practically everything is wheelchair accessible. Hot meals are served family style 3 times per day in the spacious dinning room with an (optional) social hour after supper. Special diets are accommodated if arranged during registration. Enjoy full use of the grounds poised on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River: with several walking trails and nature trails even to the river, deer sightings, a library, and private sitting places everywhere, fitness room, bookstore/gift shop, designated outdoor smoking areas, free coffee, hot chocolate, and lemon-aide all day, soda available from vending machines. A free-will offering will be collected at Sunday mass.

A note to the Women of St. Luke’s: Please check the women’s schedule on the bulletin board in the vestibule of church and register for your Women’s retreat.

Other retreats available throughout the year:

  1. Co-ed/non-silent retreats for those in recovery from alcoholism or addiction.
  2. Young adults retreats
  3. Military veterans retreats  
  4. Couples retreats