Frequently Asked Questions

Spiritual Life Center Policies

 Does the Center have a public Mass schedule?
The Spiritual Life Center is currently not offering public Masses in the interest of supporting our groups and private retreatants here. Mass times are scheduled by groups end events here at the Center, and though many of them are open to public attendance, times are subject to shifting and change depending on the group's needs. Visitors are welcome to inquire about Mass times and ask when Mass might be available, but are advised to know that Masses are not regular and are subject to start earlier or later the day of.
If you would like to attend daily Mass, please look into daily Mass options at your local and surrounding parishes. 

 

Does the Center offer spiritual direction?
The Spiritual Life Center does not currently have any spiritual directors on staff, nor can the Center currently endorse or suggest any outside spiritual directors. 
Our director, Fr. Darrin May, can only offer spiritual direction for people on private retreat here at the Center due to time limitations. You may request to have spiritual direction while on retreat, but please know that Fr. May suggests that those seeking spiritual direction by itself contact their parish priests or their Diocese for suggestions. 

 

What is the Center's policy on refunds for event cancellations?
If you need to cancel your reservation for an event, please call us to let us know as soon as you can. Please know that cancellations are subject to a 10% registration cost fee. 

 

What is the cost to come to the Center for a private retreat?
Private retreats here at the Center cost $50 per person, per night; (for those within the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, it is a suggested donation of $50 per night). 

Meals are not included on private retreat and availability is dependent on the date. Please call in to inquire about when the kitchen is open. Breakfast is $9.50, Lunch is $12.00, and Dinner is $15.00.
If you are interested in scheduling a private retreat, you may call us at 316-744-0167 or fill out this online form

 

Can I bring a pet into the Center?
The Center does not allow pets inside the building with the exception of certified service animals. Pets are welcome outdoors on our walking trails. 

 

Can I register a minor (child under 18) / bring my child to a retreat?
The Center is excited to hear from parents eager to raise their children in the Catholic faith and include them in formational events. However, please know that the Center does not currently any child-care accommodations for pricing, bedrooms, meals, or programming.

If parents want to bring a minor to a day program:

  • Minors must be registered as an attendee (we do not have a discount rate for children)
  • Minors are expected to participate on the retreat
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian 100% of the time in lieu of Safe Environment and VIRTUS Requirements

If parents want to bring a minor to an overnight retreat:

  • Minors must be registered as retreatants (we do not have a discount rate for children)
  • Minors are expected to participate on the retreat
  • Minors will occupy one bed per individual and MUST be in a room with an adult (a single parent coming cannot have two children in a double room by themselves, a husband and wife cannot be in one room and two minors in another room)
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian 100% of the time in lieu of Safe Environment and VIRTUS Requirements

The only exception to this policy is for infants.