Chester County

Chester County

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018

5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Malvern Retreat House
Our Lady's Hall
315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355


Retreat Director and Speakers Deacon Al Clay Fr. John Meyers, Rector

$245.00 per Person

A traditional retreat for men. All men are welcome. This retreat includes Mass, conferences (talks), Stations of the Cross, private adoration and much more!

Retreat Directors: Deacon Al Clay & Rector of Malvern Retreat House, Father John Meyers

Cost: $245, including meals

Retreat Directors and Speakers

Retreat Director

Deacon Al Clay

Deacon Clay is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in 2002, and serves at Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown and the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Deacon Clay has worked in financial services for more than 30 years. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alvin Clay Financial Advisors, LLC in Jenkintown, PA. Previously, he served as CEO of Davidson Trust Company, and of Pitcairn Trust Company before that.

His charitable endeavors include The Archbishop’s Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and St. Charles Seminary. Deacon Clay and his wife Kathleen have seven children and four grandchildren and reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Retreat Director

Fr. John Meyers, Rector

Fr. John F. Meyers grew up in lower Bucks County. He attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School and Bishop Egan High School before entering St. Charles Seminary in September of 1972. After his ordination to the Diaconate, Fr. John took a leave of absence during which time he lived in Juncos, Puerto Rico. While living Puerto Rico, Father made a Cursillo Weekend, and since then, he has remained active in that movement on both local and national levels. He later taught in St. James High School in Chester, PA and St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, PA. In 1982, Father John entered the seminary again, and he was ordained to the priesthood in May of 1983.

From 1983 – 2000, Fr. John served as Parochial Vicar of the following parishes:

St. Michael, Philadelphia; St. Joseph, Aston; St. Gabriel, Norwood; St. John Bosco, Hatboro; Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia; St. Mark, Bristol;  St. Philomena, Lansdowne; St. Dominic, Philadelphia; and, St. Katherine Drexel, Chester.

In June of 2000, Father was appointed Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry in Bucks County where he supported works in Bristol, Bensalem and Hatboro. He initiated Spanish Mass in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Hilltown; St. Isadore, Quakertown; and Immaculate Conception Parish, Levittown. In 2005, Father was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bensalem where he served for six years when he was later appointed Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia in 2011. In January of 2017, Father resigned from the parish for health reasons and served as Parochial Vicar until his appointment as Rector Pro Tem of Malvern Retreat House in June. Aside from his parochial duties, Father John has preached several parish missions in the Philadelphia area and has given several retreats here at Malvern Retreat House.

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