Events

Depolarizing Ourselves

September 15, 2024

Depolarizing Ourselves is a 90-minute workshop designed to help lessen the effects of polarization when you encounter them in your conversations. We can have healthy disagreements over issues or philosophy. Mutual respect, not agreement, is an essential key to a healthy discussion. Cosponsored with Precious Blood Spirituality Institute and Precious Blood Companions.

This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Church. Will It Be Your Grandkids’?

August 7, 2024

Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S., will present his research on recent shifts in American Catholicism, particularly regional shifts in Catholic parishes. After his presentation, Jennifer Green, a pastoral associate at Visitation Parish in Kansas City, will respond to the presentation.

Taizé Monthly Prayer Service

August 1, 2024

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.

One-Day, Individual Retreats

August 1, 2024

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.

Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living

September 9, 2024 – October 28, 2024

Join a journey of spiritual transformation with Monk Thomas Merton. Over eight sessions we will learn how to use our own life experiences and contemplative living as the primary tools for spiritual growth guided by Merton and other spiritual masters.

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

October 1, 2024 – December 3, 2024

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-week scripture study program using texts and videos to explore Jesus’ life by examining all four gospels at once. What emerges is a composite sketch of who Jesus is, what he taught and how he wants us to live.

A silent retreat might be what you need

September 12, 2024 – September 15, 2024

A silent, directed retreat is a personally guided prayer experience over three days. Retreatants meet one-on-one with a trained, experienced spiritual director. Get More Details or Register Here.

A Summer Celebration!

July 6, 2024

A chance for everyone who has joined one of our programs over the last year (especially the Zoom folks) to meet and greet each other in person. Plus we will have a picnic!

The Green Jesus

June 20, 2024

Presented by Fr Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. This presentation will focus on what insights we might attain about our caring for the environment from a Christological perspective.

Finding Balance: Steadiness in God

May 29, 2024 – June 26, 2024

Facilitated by Lucia Ferrara This Simply Relevant Bible study will help women discover steadiness in God. Each week, women will study a different aspect of balance and learn how relying on God can help them find more balance in life.