Events

St. Lucy Day Celebration. Photo 133455047 / Christmas Wheat © Cherriesjd | Dreamstime.com

St. Lucy Day Celebration

December 13, 2022

Prepare for Christmas by sharing stories, songs and poems while planting wheat. Join us for a traditional celebration of St. Lucy Day. If you are not familiar with this ancient tradition as part of your Christmas rituals, join us and learn more about it. Register now.

Fr. Joe Nassal will lead us on our annual Winter Solstice celebration. This year's theme is “A Winter’s Dream: Waking up to the Promise of Peace.”

Winter Solstice Celebration: A Winter’s Dream

December 21, 2022

Fr. Joe Nassal will lead us on our annual Winter Solstice celebration, the theme is “A Winter’s Dream: Waking up to the Promise of Peace.” We will take a contemplative walk to the Reconciliation Labyrinth with luminaries to light the way and conclude with a simple supper.

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One-Day, Individual Retreats

January 5, 2023 – June 1, 2023

Could you use a few hours away from the hurly burly of everyday life? Take some time for yourself at the Renewal Center. Schedule one-day or half-day quiet retreats. Spiritual directors are available or you can spend the time with your own thoughts and prayers.

Matthew’s Insights into Jesus

Matthew’s Insights into Jesus

January 14, 2023 – January 16, 2023

The Gospel According to Matthew can be a challenging book, but it also gives great insights into the life of Jesus and gives us the opportunity to learn deeply from our tradition as we seek Christ in the world today. Led by Fr. Keith Branson.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023 Theme: Do good; seek justice. Isaiah 1:17

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023

January 24, 2023

The Renewal Center and the Liberty-Area Ministerial Alliance will host prayer and study events during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an international observance jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches.

Circles of Understanding

February 16, 2023

People from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life and backgrounds are invited to share their stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another through prayerful listening. Begins with a simple meal.

Confirmation Retreats

Embraced by the Spirit. Sent into the world.

March 11, 2023 – March 12, 2023

Partner with the Renewal Center to give your confirmation class an enriching retreat experience that will be a highlight of their formation.

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Taizé Monthly Prayer Service

December 1, 2022

Taizé is an ecumenical, meditative prayer experience using music, chants and scripture. We gather on the first Thursday of every month. Each month we explore a different theme. The theme for December is “Mary Speaks to Juan Diego.”

Advent Prayer Experience: Let every heart prepare him room

Advent Prayer Experience: Let every heart prepare him room

December 3, 2022 – December 6, 2022

These 90 minutes will teach you how to take full advantage of this Advent Season, not by doing more but by pausing, listening and refocusing on Jesus’ invitation to meet him anew this Christmas.

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Retreat for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors

November 12, 2022

Inquirers and sponsors will meet other people on the same journey from other parishes. We will teach tools and ways of discernment. The day will emphasize building: relationships with God and fellow parishioners.