Booking Information

How can the REAP Team serve you?

The REAP Team is available to serve your church or school, and though our primary mission is to serve parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we are willing to make special arrangements to travel outside of the Archdiocese (see below). We are able to present retreats and mini-retreats for grade school, junior high, high school, parent, faculty, young adult, and adult groups. We are available on weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

What are your responsibilities?

Should you decide to book a retreat with the REAP Team, please contact us well in advance with several options of dates. It is not uncommon for some schools and parishes to secure our services over one year in advance of the actual retreat date. We ask our local contact person to be responsible for getting us important background information about the group (including any significant pastoral issues), reserving an adequate retreat facility, room set-up, and any snacks or meals that will be a part of the retreat. In some instances, retreatants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch to retreats; if this is the case, we still ask that you please provide lunch for REAP Team members who are presenting the retreat. If sacramental needs are discerned, the local contact person is responsible for recruiting any priests who might be needed. Finally, depending upon the size of the group attending any given retreat, we also might need some local help to facilitate small discussion groups.

What is the cost of a REAP Retreat?

Below is our retreat fee schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. We only charge for the number of students attending; we do not charge for chaperones nor do we charge for Confirmation sponsors (if they attend). However, we like to put out a donation container at the end of each retreat; half of all cash donations collected support our ministry and half are donated to the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa's Sisters) in St. Louis. The REAP Team depends primarily upon retreat fees and private donations for its existence, though we also receive some funding from the Archdiocesan Annual Catholic Appeal.

Retreat Fee Information for 2018-2019

Service Fee
Our minimum fee for any ministry event is… $300.00
For a retreat for up to 25 people we ask… $130/hour
For a retreat for 26-50 people we ask… $140/hour
For a retreat for 51-75 people we ask… $160/hour
For a retreat for 76-100 people we ask… $170/hour
For a retreat for 101-125 people we ask… $180/hour
For a retreat for 126-150 people we ask… $190/hour
For a retreat for 151-175 people we ask… $200/hour
For a retreat for 176-200 people we ask… $210/hour
For a retreat for over 200 people we ask… $230/hour
For an overnight retreat, we ask… $2000.00
 

Travel Reimbursement Policy for 2018-2019

 
We do not charge a travel fee for parishes and schools located within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For groups outside of our Archdiocese, the travel fee is calculated by determining the number of hours (in 15 minute intervals) for round trip travel from our ministry office at 27 Grand Circle Drive in Maryland Heights, MO 63043 to the retreat venue - using Google Maps. This travel fee will be half of the hourly rate for that particular event. For instance, if our round trip travel time is one hour, and your group has between 51-75 attendees, your travel fee will be $80 in addition to your regular retreat fee.
 
Again, this travel reimbursement fee is only for groups outside of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

REAP Retreats Outside of the Greater St. Louis Area

The REAP Team's general policy is not to drive any further than two hours from our headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO to present a retreat; our experience has shown that driving more than that distance becomes too burdensome on our staff members and volunteers. 

However, we are not opposed to periodically doing some retreats at a greater distance than this, provided that certain conditions are met. First of all, we ask that you fly us in and that you pay for our airfare, a rental car, meals, and hotel accommodations. Additionally, the parish or school will be charged our regular retreat fee (as stated above) plus an additional $500 out-of-town retreat subsidy, since doing such events requires a significant commitment of time and energy for our team.

Please note that these events need to be booked well in advance and during a time that is not too hectic for retreats here in St. Louis.  Additionally, it can be helpful if a couple of parishes work together in organizing the REAP Team's visit to another city, in order to maximize the ministry and share expenses.

How can you get more information?

Feel free to call or e-mail Paul Masek, the director of the REAP Team, for any questions regarding program fees and the availability of specific dates. Paul's email address is paul@reapteam.org and his phone number is 314.608.5447

Retreat Scholarships

If any group that is a part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis cannot afford our retreat fee, we have scholarships available. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer scholarships to groups outside of our Archdiocese.