European Region 2016-2017

We all need to give at the level of the heart.

Emeritis Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth

We are delighted that  you are interested in attending our upcoming MCCW European Regional Retreat at Schoenstatt. MCCW has been serving our military chapels for 60 years! The following military ID holders are welcome to attend our programs: active duty women, spouses of active duty, civilian women and military retirees.  Military ID Carholders may bring a guest such as their mother or teen daughter 17 years and older. Please help us spread the word about MCCW, Military Council of Catholic Women by sharing the following websites:

  •  ​ This site offers information on our European Regional Retreats and other Catholic information.  
  • MCCW Worldwide Site is under construction. We will post as soon as it is available. This site offers information about all of the regions of MCCW. You will find our monthly newsletter, 'The Well', resources for your chapels, and so much more. Stay connected with our Military Council of Catholic Women family every month. We are here to serve you.

​Please help us spread the word to all women in your congregation by extending a personal invite to the women in the pews, in your cwoc gatherings, to our active duty women, civilian employees, retirees and to your friends. Thank you!

​  MCCW Europe

This page contains important information on registration fee, retreat fee, what these fees cover, payments, and more!

Military Council of Catholic Women

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Early Registration Fee is $150.00 - 
Total with Retreat Fee $375.00

Late Registration Fee is $200.00 -  Total with Retreat Fee $425.00

Retreat Fee is $225.00

Very Important!

*Registration Fee must be paid in a timely manner.

*Credit card payments must be paid with (5) days of registering!

*Check payments must be mailed within (5) five days of registering!

*You can choose to pay a portion by credit card and a portion by check. Please 

send an email to to let us know what form of 

payment it is made so that we can track it.

*Full Payment on all Early Registrations are due by September 1, 2016

*Full Payment of Late Registrations are due by October 1, 2016

*Chapel Subsidies  Due No Later than October 10, 2016 

**No Refunds **will be given however, you can transfer your spot to someone else. In the event you need to cancel please advise us. We will work with you on trying to get another woman to take your place. We often have a waitlist or you may transfer your spot to someone you know. Email: to discuss.

Retreat Dates:  
20-23 October 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)

Schoenstatt in Vallendar, Germany

Schoenstatt is a peaceful retreat house located in the beautiful countryside outside of Koblenz.


  • Frances Hogan, Lay Missionary, EWTN Speaker
  • Sister Philip Marie Burle, C.PP.S., Holy Blood Society, Fallon, MO
  • Sister Diedre Byrne, MD , Little Workers of the Sacred Heart, Washington, DC

Payment Instructions:
1. Registration Fee 
of $150.00 can be paid by visiting Eventbrite Registration Site.
2. Retreat Fee, Lodging and Full Board 
is to be paid by credit card or check. See instructions below on how to make your payment. 

  • Credit Card Payment: Credit Card Option is available on Eventbrite when you register.
  • Once Registered: Please Follow Up with an email to with the following information:
    • European Fall 2016 Retreat
    • Registrant's Full Name
    • Chapel Name
    •  Amount Paid
    • Date Payment Sent
    • Include Confirmation Number
  • Check Payments For payment by check, please make checks payable to 
    • MCCW Worldwide, Inc. 
    • Subject line: Europe Fall 2016 Retreat. 
    • Mail all check payments MPS to the attention of Jane Gottardi - CMR 467 Box 815, APO AE 09096
  • Note: When mailing a check payment from one 'Military Postal Address' to another MPS you do not need to add a postal stamp. In place of the postal stamp in the upper right hand corner of your envelope please write: MPS
  • Mailing via MPS prevents your payment from being sent to the states for processing. Your envelope remains here in Europe which saves time and resources.
  • Once your payment is received you will have your payment amount and date received recorded. You will receive an email to state that your payment has been received.
  • Chapel Subsidy Payments: Chapels pay by electronic transfer. Chapel CWOC presidents please email the MCCW Financial Manager and to advise the following:
    • Chapel Name
    • POC: Parish Coordinator and or CWOC President (Please include emails and or phone numbers.)
    • ​​Names of registrants receiving a subsidy.
    • PO Request: Date Approved
    • Date of payment by DFAS - Ask your Chapel NCOIC to communicate with DFAS on payment date.
    • Amount of subsidy per person being paid

NOTE: Payment instructions will only appear on this webpage - .

When Registering

Full name is needed for each person being registered. We have to communicate a list of names for lodging purposes. If you have any doubts about being registered please email: to verify your registration. Please Do Not over book yourself. 

Ticket Printing After Registering at Eventbrite -
We recommend your printing your ticket as your receipt of payment.

Early Retreat Fee is $375.00. This includes the $150.00 registration fee.

Early Registration is recommended. Thank you for your interest in attending.

Registration Fees

Please submit your registration payment within 5 business days of registering. Registration Fees are what allow us to cover the costs of our speaker's stipends, travel costs, conference materials, and printing. All of our speakers are well versed in scripture and are in good standing with the Catholic Church. Please visit our Bio-page for more information on our speakers.

Early & Late Registration Cost Includes:

  • 3 Nights Lodging
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners,  3 Lunches 
  • Conference Materials
  • Entry into all Talks
  • Free Parking

Registration BEFORE Sep 1, 2016                                       Late Registration Beginning Sept. 2, 2016
Registration Fee         $150.00                                                        Registration Fee    $200.00     
Retreat Fee                 $225.00                                                        Retreat Fee           $225.00

Total per person          $375.00                                                        Total per person    $425.00

Women traveling from England, Spain and Italy may arrive on Wednesday, October 19. Cost for additional  lodging on Wednesday, October 19 and meals is $75.00. This may be paid by either credit card, check or chapel subsidy via EFT. Please advise how this will be paid.

All Registration  to close at midnight on October 1, 2016

We need to provide all names to Schoenstatt in a timely manner to secure your lodging. Thank you for your understanding.You may send an email to to ask about our waitlist once the retreat fills. You should be able to sign up on the waitlist on Eventbrite after October 1, 2016.

Day Tripper Fee includes:

  • 1 Day of talks with Lodging/Full Board 
    • $225.00
    • includes one night's lodging with full board - lunch and dinner on your day of arrival and breakfast on the day that you depart. Also, includes full day of talks.
  • 1 Day of talks without Lodging 
    • $195.00
    • ​includes lunch and dinner
  • 2 Days of talks with Lodging/Full Board
    • $295.00 includes two night's lodging with full board each day. As breakfast begins at 8:00 am your 2nd breakfast will be available to you on your day of departure.

Chapel Subsidies 

We recommend that you speak to your Catholic Parish Chaplain, (priest) to ask if a subsidy can be provided to offset the retreat cost. Not all chapels are able to provide a subsidy. This retreat is a Catholic Retreat and a service we offer only to our Catholic Women of the Chapel.

Payment Deadlines

All payments need to be paid in full no later than September 1, 2016.

Your timely payment helps MCCW Europe to meet our vendor payments in a timely manner. We can only operate when timely payments ​are made. Once registered you are personally responsible for full payment of the category you have signed up for. We apologize that we cannot refund monies. If however, you are unable to attend this event after you have registered please contact us to see if anyone has been placed on the wait list. Any exchange of money with an individual taking your place at the retreat is between you and the individual. Please contact to advise us of your cancellation and please provide us the name and contact information of the person taking your place. Thank you.

Late Registration Payments are Due No Later then October 1, 2016

Questions? We want to hear from you.

Send to:
We have made every effort to address all questions here on this website. Please send us an email with any 

questions you may have. Feel free to share your comments and ideas on both this retreat and future retreats.

​We are here to serve you!

The Schoenstatt Marienland House:

Address: Berg Schoenstatt 8, 56179 Vallendar
 +49 261 6506150
single and double rooms (some with adjoining bathrooms), dining room, internet, play area
 German, some minimal English
Distance to Mother Shrine: 
30 minutes on foot (including a steep hill), 8 minutes by car from Marienland
GPS Coordinates: 
50.411625, 7.639952