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Thank you for viewing our site.  Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Centers, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit religious organization.  We are a Roman Catholic ministry that welcomes all who love Christ.  Branches is located on beautiful Seneca Lake, NY.

The mission of Branches is to bring people closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Communion of Saints, so we may share Christ's love with others.

You are invited to attend our "All Are Welcome" retreats or contact us to inquire about an Individual, Family, Young Adult, Corporate or Group retreat.  Visit the Hermitage Reservation tab for information about Overnight retreats.  All of our retreatants immersed themselves in a peaceful lakeside setting as we take time to “unplug” from our daily lives to pray, rest and deepen our faith. 


Our Stay Connected video expresses the importance of staying connected to the Vine.

The Our Property tab provides a description of our property.  The Branches' Experience tab will give you a sense of how beautiful and peaceful Branches is. 

We welcome you to visit our site often. Please share us with your family and friends!  Whether you visit us online to frequent the Prayer tab, enjoy our photographs, or better yet in person at our retreats to soak up the Branches' Experience, we hope you will draw closer to Jesus and His love for you.

Speaker Series

Paul Zucarelli had nine cardiac arrests and was dead for two hours. Through intercessory prayer of many, including Bishop Olmsted, Paul survived and now lives to testify his witness about Heaven and Christ’s deep love for us.


Bring your Family and Friends to these FREE events.

WNY Dates and Locations

Finger Lakes Dates and Locations

Paul will be speaking on Station of the Cross Catholic Radio.

The Simple Truth with Jim Havens on Tuesday, April 2nd @ 4 PM.

A Catholic Take with Joe McClane on Monday, April 8th @ 7:30 AM.

Learn more about Paul & Beth Zucarelli at FAITHUNDERSTOOD.ORG


All are welcome to attend our day retreats. Take time to rest, pray and learn, as together we deepen our love for Jesus through Mary.

ALL ARE WELCOME Retreat Schedule


Branches is growing!

As Branches continues to touch more and more people, our needs are increasing too. 

This video shares God's calling for us, what God has provided through the generosity of many, and our future goals for which we trust in God.

We are especially grateful for Duprey Video Productions and Churchill Architectual pc, as their talents and generosity have made this video possible.


Jesus, we trust in You! 

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Branches is featured in the

Catholic Courier!

Thank you Mike Latona and the Catholic Courier for featuring Branches in your publication.


We are most grateful for all our volunteers, clergy, religious, benefactors, retreatants and the abundant heavenly graces that have been bestowed upon us.


Truly, God provides.

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The word retreat means to withdraw.  We invite you to “unplug” from daily life and retreat with us.  We find our waterfront setting to be peaceful, quiet and a beautiful location for rest, solitude and prayer. 

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