Events

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Sacred Church – Sinful Church: Creating a community of lamentation and hope

November 20, 2021 – November 21, 2021

A weekend retreat for folks who have been hurt by the church they love. Using shared storytelling and prayer, Fr. Bill Nordenbrock will lead participants through lamentation to renewed hope.

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

October 2, 2021 – October 30, 2021

Join the Renewal Center on Saturday mornings in October for a series of discussions marking Respect Life Month. Meet people active in ministries that defend the “incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life.” Topics include: elder abuse, gun violence, mothers of homicide victims, the death penalty and more. An in-person and Zoom event.

Repairers of the Breach: Reconciling Division, Healing Community

September 25, 2021

Like the early church in Corinth, we struggle with division and disunity, but St. Paul tells us that we have been given “the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5, 18). This day of reflection will explore what that means and what we need for that ministry.

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

September 1, 2021 – September 29, 2021

God’s grace is rich, extravagant and luscious. What better metaphor for God’s grace than chocolate! This chocolate-themed study series will help us learn more about God’s abundant grace while building relationships with other women.

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

June 8, 2021 – June 29, 2021

Over four sessions, we will explore this practical guide for spiritual seekers of any faith, Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching by Imam Jamal Rahman.

Grieving: Healing from Loss

Grieving: Healing from Loss

January 23, 2021 – February 20, 2021

We’ve all experienced loss in many ways over the last year. This can create a heavy burden to carry. Learn how grieving can help heal. Fr. Garry Richmeier will be joined by Annette D'Angelo and Marge Lavenburg for this free video on-demand program.

Francis visits the Sultan

Brothers and Sisters All: Studying Pope Francis’ Call to Hope (Tuesday)

March 2, 2021 – March 23, 2021

Four session Study Group. Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti is “a powerful cry from the heart of a pastor” offering new paths to heal a broken world. Written while the pope was in lockdown, it is “a blueprint for a world after coronavirus.”

Francis gives up his mantle.

Brothers and Sisters All: Studying Pope Francis’ Call to Hope (Saturday)

March 6, 2021 – March 27, 2021

Four session Study Group. Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti is “a powerful cry from the heart of a pastor” offering new paths to heal a broken world. Addressed to “all people of goodwill,” it calls for discovering “a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance.”

The pope and the imam

An Overview — Brothers and Sisters All: Pope Francis’ Call to Hope

February 23, 2021

One Session Overview. Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti is “a powerful cry from the heart of a pastor” offering new paths to heal a broken world. Addressed to “all people of goodwill,” it calls for discovering “a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance.”

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton

January 14, 2021 – April 22, 2020

Take a journey with Merton toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative, peace-filled life. Over eight sessions you will learn from Merton about contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, along with questions for small group dialogue.