Christ the King
Passionist Retreat & Conference Center

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"The Passionists have a very human way of bringing the Lord to people through the passion, suffering and death of the Lord."

- Adam Cardinal Maida


Welcome to Christ the King Passionist Retreat & Conference Center

Passionist Symbol Located on spacious and secluded grounds in the city of Citrus Heights, Christ the King Passionist Retreat and Conference Center is distinguished by a spirit of serenity and tranquility, graced with kindness, compassion and hospitality. Come and experience the Passionist difference! Watch and listen to Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP.

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Interested is seeing Live Music or Singing at the Retreat Center? - Read about it in our Spring Newletter


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 Read Fr. Jim Strommer's Easter Appeal Letter



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 Good Friday 2015

Good Friday 2015

April 3rd - 8 am - 8 pm

 Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP

The brutality of the execution of Jesus by crucifixion is not the heart of the story. Jesus transformed that cruel moment into a narrative of love, compassion, and unbounded forgiveness. As the tragic events of his betrayal and death unfold, Jesus responded with love of God in his heart. That love and trust in God became manifested in respect and friendship for friend and foe alike. Our Good Friday Services will celebrate this unbounded friendship of Jesus who continues to give us his life today.

Registration is $60 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Download a FLYER  or register ONLINE. 



holy week retreat 2015


 Holy Thursday
April 2 to Easter Sunday, April 5

On Holy Thursday our Lenten journey comes to an end. But another journey is about to begin. Each year we are blessed with this sacred time to renew our baptism into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ Jesus. This retreat will provide a space for us to explore and walk, both individually and with others, the path that leads from the Upper Room to the Foot of the Cross. 

Come join us as we gather in sacred space, to pray the ancient traditions, listen to the stories of our ancestors in faith, engage in ritual action and keep prayerful vigil. 

The retreat begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Holy Thursday and ends with brunch following Easter Sunday Mass.

Registration is $250 per person single occupancy and $200 per person double occupancy.

Download a 
FLYER or register ONLINE.







Spirituality Retreat


 June 26th - June 28th

Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP 

The Second Vatican Council invited the people of the Church to engage the peoples of the World in the pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful.  We live in a time when the Faith Traditions of the World have the obligation to lead the World in the way of peace.  Our weekend retreat is an introduction to the Faith Traditions of humankind as we discern the many gifts each Tradition brings to the pursuit of peace and harmony in our World.   


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July 2nd - July 9th

This retreat is a concentrated experience of God in prayer under the guidance of a director. The focus is on your personal union with the Lord through solitude, silence, prayerful attention and listening to the Lord. Your room, the beautiful grounds and the chapel become your personal hermitage. Meals are taken in silence. Daily private meetings with a trained spiritual director will assist you in discerning the nudges and movements of God’s Spirit.    

Please note, this retreat may not be right for everyone. We ask you to please contact us by telephone or email to arrange a meeting with our Retreat Director, Carol Forrest, before your registration can be accepted. Thank you and bless you.  More info available on flyer link below  

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Pope Francis

2014-15 Parish Retreat Theme:

Living the Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis, in his challenging Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, has called the Universal Church to a renewed spirit of evangelization “A joy ever new, a joy which is shared.” Our retreat for the 2014-2015 season is inspired by this timely document. Each person in the Church is charged by virtue of our Baptism to commit themselves to the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel which is no less than the friendship we have in Christ. This proclamation is based primarily on our witness to one another and our service to the people of the world.

Retreats feature inspiring preached conferences, Eucharist on Saturday and Sunday, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, private conferences with staff members, specialized gatherings on specific themes, and ample personal time for prayer, reading and rest.



2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Schedule:   Men's   -  Women's

2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Flyer with Registration Form:    FLYER

2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Book Online:    HERE


Fr. Tom Bonacci's Institute for the Study of the Passion

"Ransom" for the Many - Explorations in the Passion Theology of St. Mark

April 28 and May 5, 12 & 19 - $12 each or $40 for all four

Married Couples Retreat

Was It Not Like Fire Burning Within Us?

Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19, 2015

Presented by: Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP

In this year of preparation for the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, our Retreat for Married Couples will focus on the power of self-giving love to transform the World.  This love is symbolized in the fire of God’s radiance reflected in creation and the reality of human love.  Our Retreat program will probe the dynamics of the fire of love as we grow into the full stature of God’s image.  Marriage is a sacramental ministry by which the love of God manifested in Jesus is communicated by virtue of the Holy Spirit.  Marriage offers the World of tragedy and heartbreak the hope born of the courage of two people to love one another unconditionally.  Come!  Celebrate with us the fire of this love.

Registration is $250 per couple. Download a FLYER or register ONLINE.

 Bible Study - A New Season Begins - Click HERE for a flyer with registration form