Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I update my credit card or payment information for my donation?

Please log in to your account by clicking here. Once you have logged in to your account click “View my Finances” > “Manage Payment Accounts” > “Add Credit Card” and select for the rest of your scheduled payments to be withdrawn on your updated card. Or call 740-480-1288.

My son or daughter is coming for a retreat at Damascus. Who runs the Damascus Retreats?

Our Damascus missionaries are college-age adults who have given up a year (or more) of their life to serve the Church. Most Damascus missionaries have degrees in engineering, education, and theology. Every missionary has gone through an interview, screening, and three week training. All Damascus missionaries are certified through Protecting God’s Children and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Is there security on the grounds?

We have a 17 person staff living at Damascus throughout the entire year. There are several Damascus staff around the clock checking to ensure the grounds are safe and secure.

Does Damascus accommodate vegetarian or special dietary needs?

Yes, Damascus is able accommodate dietary needs (nut free, dairy free, gluten-free, celiac, or vegetarian). The school or parish must notify the Damascus staff of the request 2 weeks before the retreat or event. Please email our Kitchen Manager with additional questions or to request a menu –

What do we pack for a retreat at Damascus?
  • Sleeping bag or ben linens and blankets
  • Pillow
  • Seasonal clothing
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket or poncho
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • Personal hygiene and bath towel
  • Money for the gift shop and vending machines (not required)
  • Bible and journal

Please ask your parish or school coordinator for a more detailed list.

What is the age range for prospective missionaries?

Missionaries must graduate high school by Spring 2018 in order to apply for the full-time missionary program. Click here for more information about our missionary program.