Events

The Healing Power of Silence: A silent, directed retreat

Be Still Before the Lord: A silent, directed retreat

September 16, 2022 – September 18, 2022

Scripture, science and experience tell us that we all should cultivate silence in our lives. If we know this, why do we resist it? If you want “to learn to better wait in silence,” a silent, directed retreat might be what you’re looking for.

A Day Retreat for Catechists

A Day Retreat for Catechists

August 27, 2022

Before you embark on another year of faith sharing, take some time to nourish your (or your catechist team’s) own spiritual and emotional life. Rekindle your zeal to pass on the faith. Register as a group or individuals.

Stilling the Soul: Positive Ways to Manage Stress

Stilling the Soul: Positive Ways to Manage Stress

June 11, 2022

Stress is part of all of our lives and comes from many sources: marital issues, family disputes, chronic illness, work, loss of a loved one, unsettling national or world events. Join us for a relaxing day of calming activities, explore practical ways to manage stress and refresh our souls.

Details of mural “Seven Works of Mercy” found in the Dialoghotel Neuendettelsau. Germany, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

Mercy and Gratitude: A mini-retreat with Dorothy Day

April 2, 2022

Dorothy Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement to serve the poor and seek justice, embodying the works of mercy and the practice of gratitude. We will use Dorothy’s life and writings to explore our own spiritual journeys. The retreat will combine prayer, guided reflections, personal contemplation, and group sharing.

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Rekindle Your Zeal: Self-Care for Catechists

March 5, 2022

Many catechists today tell us they feel worn down. It's natural but not inevitable. Join us for a day to refresh your spirit and rekindle your zeal.

Through the Eyes of St. Joseph: An Advent Day of Prayer

Through the Eyes of St. Joseph

December 11, 2021

Presented by Fr. Ron Will On this Advent Day of Prayer, we will contemplate the experience of God being born into human flesh as Jesus of Nazareth, looking at the experience through the eyes of St. Joseph, his foster father.

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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.

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Retreat for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors

November 6, 2021

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.

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.

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

September 18, 2021

Our verdant 30-acre campus will be a prayerbook for a guided meditation on the power of God’s creation. Then we’ll give expression to our brush with the Divine through art: drawing, painting, dancing, poetry, journaling, music, photography — however the Spirit moves you.