Welcome to Mount Alvernia's Web Site!

Mount Alvernia Retreat Center is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the N.Y. Province of the Immaculate Conception. The Center conducts and hosts spiritual programs for persons of all faiths, although its major focus is Roman Catholic spirituality. It has served the community since 1968.  It is located in the village of Wappinger Falls, New York, on 204 acres overlooking the Hudson Valley in Dutchess County.

To contact Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, call (845) 297-5706 ext. 112 or send a fax to (845) 298-0309 Attn: Retreat Center. Or send e-mail to mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com.  

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year and their topics vary. All faiths are invited to attend. In addition to retreats, Mount Alvernia offers numerous services, events, and activities. 

**** Easter Schedule ****

  • Palm Sunday (4/9) masses are: 8:30AM and 10AM.
  • Holy Week masses for Monday thru Wednesday are: 8AM.
  • Holy Thursday: Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 7PM (no morning mass).
  • Good Friday (4/14):
    Liturgy of the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ at 3PM (no morning mass).
    Stations of the Cross at 7PM.
  • Easter- Feast of the Resurrection
    Saturday Easter Vigil at 8PM.
    Sunday (4/16) masses are: 8:30AM and 10AM.


We invite your comments, suggestions, and inquiries. Please send your e-mail to Mount Alvernia Retreat Center at mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com

For information about Monastery of St. Clare, visit the St. Clare website at www.poorclaresny.com.

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This site was updated as of 4/4/17.
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