Come to the Upper Room!

Immerse yourself in the grace of the place of the Duquesne weekend.

The Ark and The Dove presents you with the unique opportunity to “re-live” the original format of the 1967 Duquesne Weekend. With talks from Patti and Al Mansfield, Michelle Moran, and Andres Arango, The Upper Room Retreat will include all of the essential elements of the Duquesne Weekend, which fostered a life-transforming encounter with the Holy Spirit.

Please note that you will be filling out an application form. 

A member of The Ark and The Dove Ministry Team will contact you directly to confirm your accptance into this retreat program. 

Please do not purchase your plane tickets until you have been contacted by a staff member of The Ark and The Dove. 


5:00pm Check In
6:00pm Dinner 
7:00pm Opening Session


8:15am Breakfast
9:15am Morning Session
11:30am Mass
12:30pm Lunch
2:15pm Aternoon Session
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Prayer Meeting


8:15am Breakfast
9:15am Morning Session
11:30am Mass
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Departure

Please note that this schedule is tentative and is subject to modifcations. 
All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time Zone

Additional Opportunities!

Optional Arrival Day

You are welcome to arrive on Thursday, September 5, 2024, if this would better accommodate your travels.


Optional Pilgrimage on Monday, September 9, 2024

Participants in the Upper Room Retreat are invited to participate in the optional pilgrimage date on Monday, September 9, 2024. Pilgrimage visits will include Duquesne University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and other holy sites in the greater Pittsburgh area. Further details will be announced prior to the Upper Room Retreat.

If you intend to participate in the optional pilgrimage, we advise that your departure flight be on Tuesday, September 10, 2024. 

Note: There will be no cost for these pilgrimage dates, but The Ark and The Dove will welcome donations in order to offset the associated costs.



Who may attend the retreat?

This retreat is “by invitation only.” Upper Room Retreat is for international leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement who are personally invited by members of the Board of Directors of The Ark and The Dove. 

Is there any commuter or virtual option?

This retreat is designed to be an overnight, group experience; and therefore, we are not able to offer this retreat in a virtual or commuter format. 

Is there any financial aid/scholarships available?

This retreat is “by donation.” The requested donation is $150.00 USD, but we invite you to choose your donation amount for the retreat. 

I am flying in to Pittsburgh for the retreat. What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is PIT (Pittsburgh, PA).

On the registration form, you will submit your arrival/departure information. 

The Ark and The Dove will provide transportation to/from the Pittsburgh Airport. 

In the event of travel delays during your trip, please contact the Ark and Dove office at (724) 444-8055.