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.

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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.

Taizé for November: Native American Heritage Month

Taizé for November: Native American Heritage Month

November 4, 2021

We gather in November to honor our indigenous brothers and sister at the start of Native American Heritage Month. Our November Taizé prayer will incorporate elements of Native American prayer. We will praise God and pray for healing among nations.

The Malongwe Health Facility in western Tanzania.

Faith in Action: Missionary Work in Tanzania

October 25, 2021

Fr. Tim Coday updates the community on his ministry in the Tanzanian missions, especially his work at the Malongwe health facility. He will show photographs and videos and tell lots of stories.

Taizé for October: Caring for God’s Creation

Taizé for October: Caring for God’s Creation

October 7, 2021

We gather in October to praise our Maker, the One who loved the world into being, the One who breathes life into all things that live and made us stewards of creation. An icon of St. Francis, patron saint of ecology, will help focus our meditation.

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

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.

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.

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.

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

September 2, 2021

On Sept 2, we gather to prayer that Christ the Teacher will send the Holy Spirit for this new school year. We need the Holy Spirit not just in our classrooms, but in our daily circles of activity: in family life, at work, at church and in our social activities. Come, Holy Spirit, come.