Benefit Concert – Bethesda Project – Chester County Choral Society Concert2020-02-26T18:53:09-05:00

Experience the pleasure of live performance done well! The Chester County Choral Society (CCCS) has provided the community with diverse choral performances for nearly fifty years. CCCS has performed with local orchestras including the Newark Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and most recently, Kennett Symphony. During this special presentation at the Daylesford Abbey, attendees will be treated to a sampling of great opera choruses, Broadway hits, and sacred music.

Following the hour-long performance, guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with performers over light refreshments. All proceeds benefit Bethesda Project, a nonprofit that provides shelter, housing,  and supportive services to adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

Save the Date – Daylesford Abbey’s Annual Golf Outting2020-02-14T13:27:06-05:00

Hiking to Heal with Heather Makowicz2020-02-03T09:50:50-05:00

Hiking to Heal with Heather Makowicz

 “I will give you a new heart” (Ezekiel 36:26)

 Time: 9 am – 11:30 am

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Offering: $30

Come join us as at the Abbey, as we take some time out of our busy schedules to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature with the God who created us. This will be a time of both fellowship and prayer in a casual, “come as you are”, welcoming environment. After a scripture-led reflection, and testimony, you will be invited into a time of extended silence (to walk, hike, or just relax and sit) with your specially prepared Peak Encounter “prayer package”. There will be opportunities to pause, ponder, and pray about how this scripture theme relates to your daily life. We will end in a time of optional sharing.

To register, please contact Heather @ (484) 240-1834 or by email: (Please make reservations no later than March 10, so we can prepare enough all-weather prayer packages.) To learn more about future offerings, please check the website

Heather Makowicz is a certified Catholic Spiritual Director. As founder and president of Peak Encounter Ministries, she organizes and leads hiking excursions that integrate prayer while encouraging people to encounter God in his creation. Heather holds a Master’s Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Neumann University in Aston, PA, and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is pursuing graduate formation from The Theology of the Body Institute in order to bring John Paul II’s teachings to our current culture in new and creative ways.


Ash Wednesday Retreat Beginning Our Lenten Journey: The Great Forty Days2020-02-03T09:44:37-05:00

Ash Wednesday Retreat

Beginning Our Lenten Journey: The Great Forty Days

Presenter: Father Nicholas Terico, O. Praem.

Date: February 26, 2020

Offering: $ 35 person

Please register by February 21, 2020

Lent is not really a time for private, pious practices and resolutions to make us better people. All too easily this can lead to isolation and even self-absorption, quite the opposite of what is intended by these “great forty days”. Rather, Lent is about a call to become completely new, changed and transformed through the power of God’s grace.

Through the conferences, liturgies and times of significant silent reflection on this day of retreat, participants are invited and perhaps challenged to enter afresh into the Lenten journey this year, leading to a new way of living throughout the year.

Come join us on as we travel the Lenten road of transformation together, experiencing the grace of God again offered to us on this day.

Day Order:

8:30 am- Morning Prayer  (optional)

9:00 – Registration/Coffee

9:30 – First Conference …  “Seeing More Clearly, Beginning the Lenten Journey”

10:00 –  Time for Quiet Reflection

10:15 – 11:15 – Opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation

11:30 – Celebration of the Eucharist and Distribution of Ashes

12:15 pm Simple Lunch

1:00 –  Second Conference “Reflections on Lenten Spirituality”

1:30 – Time for Quiet Reflection

2:00 –  Final Conference and Closure “We Live by Dying/Everything Belongs”

2:30 – Time for Quiet Reflection before Departure


Return to Regular Prayer Schedule2019-12-30T11:17:21-05:00

January 2, 2020 – Regular Schedule

                      7:30 am – Morning Prayer

                      8:00 am – Mass 

                      12:00 Noon – Midday Prayer  

                      4:30 pm – Evening Prayer  

Schedule Change – Holy Day Mary Mother of God2019-12-30T10:58:01-05:00

January 1, 2020 – Holy Day Mary Mother of God

          (New Years Day)

                      8:30 am – Morning Prayer

                     10:30 am – Mass 

                       4:30 pm – Evening Prayer  


Schedule Change – Octave of Christmas2019-12-30T10:54:38-05:00

December 30, 2019 – December 31, 2019                     (Octave of Christmas )

                      8:30 am – Morning Prayer

                      9:00 am – Mass 

                      4:30 pm – Evening Prayer  

Schedule Change – Octave of Christmas2019-12-30T10:53:11-05:00

December 30, 2019 – December 31, 2019                     (Octave of Christmas )

                      8:30 am – Morning Prayer

                      9:00 am – Mass 

                      4:30 pm – Evening Prayer  

Lessons & Carols for Epiphany2019-12-30T08:13:22-05:00

Schedule Change – Thanksgiving2019-10-16T08:29:54-05:00