Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

MAY 2016


FIVE-DAY SILENT RETREAT:
DEEPENING CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

May 1st- 5th
Begins Sunday with Supper at 5:30 p.m; Concludes Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Intensive Retreats provide an opportunity to more deeply immerse yourself in the spiritual practice of Centering Prayer, as taught by Contemplative Outreach Ltd. The silent retreat features up to three hours of Centering Prayer each day, two videos from Fr. Thomas Keating’s “The Spiritual Journey” as well as evening Mass.  There are also silent meals, spiritual reading and soul friending provided by the retreat leaders. Before attending this retreat, one should have an established daily practice of Centering Prayer for at least six months.

Retreat Leaders:
-Fr. Carl Arico is a founding member and the vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.  He has presented workshops and retreats on Centering Prayer for both priests and laypeople in the United States as well as internationally. 
-Roseanne Havird has been a Contemplative Outreach presenter for 15 years. She has given workshops on Centering Prayer as well as on Lectio Divina in the northeast as well as in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Fee:  $320 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)  

Please register by Thursday, April 21st.

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (May 4th) 
Holy Hour: 7:30- 8:30 p.m. (Social Hour to be held immediately after)

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour! This month we will be hosting it at St. Katherine of Siena Church! We will then have our Social Hour at the Three Monkeys Cafe!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
I-HOP CHURCH SUNDAY

Sunday, May 8th
11:30 a.m. 

Let us explore the beautiful churches around us every second Sunday of the month, and have some brunch afterwards. Our next "I-Hop" event will be held at St. Dominic's Church!! We will then have brunch at the Dining Car.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MONTHLY SUMMER BONFIRE NIGHT

Monday, May 9th
7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of fellowship, relaxation, and s'mores!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY

Thursday, May 12th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Bible Study. Each month we will be focusing on a different topic and look to scriptures from some spiritual insight and answers. This month, we will be working on the "Theology of the Body".

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SOUP AND PSALMS

Monday, May 16th
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Soup and Psalms! We will begin with some soup and fellowship in the MBSC dining room followed by Compline Prayer (Psalms) in the Sacred Heart Chapel.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
FIRE OF FAITH MONTHLY MEETING

Wednesday, May 18th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a way to fellowship with other Catholic Young Adults in the Northeast Philadelphia area while coming up with new ideas for future events, consider coming to our monthly YA meeting.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION AND INTERNATIONAL ROSARY

Friday, May 20th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

According to Pope Paul VI, May "is the month in which, in the churches and individual homes, most affectionate and fervent homage of prayers and devotions from the hearts of Christians are raised to Mary." Let us join in this special world-wide devotion to our Blessed Mother by making our own Candlelight Procession while praying an "International Rosary."

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SIX FLAGS AND JEREMY CAMP

Saturday, May 21st
9:00 a.m.

Let us join all of the Christians in the tri-state area for the "Star 99.1 family for Celebration 2016 with Jeremy Camp" at Six Flags Great Adventure on Saturday, May 21. We can venture out in the Theme park during the day and then enjoy a concert with Jeremy Camp in the Arena at 5:00 pm! The cost is $37.99 for entrance into the Theme Park and the Jeremy Camp concert. For more information, you can visit their website at http://star991.com/index.php/events/celebration-2016. If interested, let us know!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MONTHLY MASS AND DINNER

Sunday, May 22nd
6 p.m.

Join us for our Monthly Young Adult Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a fellowship dinner.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Tuesday, May 24th
8:00 p.m.

Join us for our first movie night under the stars (outside) in the courtyard! Stay tuned on our Facebook page to find out what movie we are showing! Hope to see you there!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HAVE MERCY... GAME NIGHT!

Thursday, May 26th
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for another epic game night! We will begin the night with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and then have some fun and fellowship as we play different games... Bring in your favorite games to share!

 

 

JUNE 2016


YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (June 1st) 
Holy Hour: 7 - 8p.m. (Social Hour to be held immediately after)

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a Social at a nearby location. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
MONTHLY SUMMER BONFIRE NIGHT

Monday, June 13th
7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of fellowship, relaxation, and s'mores!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, FIRE OF FAITH!

Wednesday, June 15th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

Sweets & treats and lots of fun! Let's celebrate as “Fire of Faith” turns the Big “ONE”! Help us celebrate our first birthday, “Fire of Faith” style!

 

 

JULY 2016


YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (July 6th) 
Holy Hour: 7 - 8p.m. (Social Hour to be held immediately after)

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a Social at a nearby location. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
MONTHLY SUMMER BONFIRE NIGHT

Monday, July 11th
7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of fellowship, relaxation, and s'mores!

 

 

AUGUST 2016


YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (August 3rd) 
Holy Hour: 7 - 8p.m. (Social Hour to be held immediately after)

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a Social at a nearby location. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
MONTHLY SUMMER BONFIRE NIGHT

Monday, August 15th
7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of fellowship, relaxation, and s'mores!

 

WEEK-LONG RETREAT:
SURROUNDED BY GRACE

August 16-22
Begins Tuesday with Supper at 5:30 p.m. and concludes Monday following Mass and Brunch

This week-long silent retreat will speak to the Grace of Silence, the Life of Graced Faith, Obstacles to Grace, the Grace of the Incarnation and Eucharist, the Grace of Suffering and the Grace of Mercy.  We will use videos and music as well as offer time for individual spiritual direction.

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Gary Banks, S.T. and Br. Richard McCann, S.T. Father Gary and Brother Richard are Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.  Each has been have been in retreat ministry for many years and are experienced spiritual directors.
 

Fee: $430 (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)
Please register at least 2 weeks prior to retreat.

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SEPTEMBER 2016


YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SECOND ANNUAL FIRE OF FAITH BARBECUE

Friday, September 2nd
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Join us for our second annual “Fire of Faith” Young Adult Barbecue filled with food, socializing, games, and more!  The fee for this event is $5 per person.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (September 7th) 
Holy Hour: 7 - 8p.m. (Social Hour to be held immediately after)

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center followed by a Social at a nearby location. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or csoares@msbt.org.

 

ONE-DAY RETREAT:
THE FORGIVENESS PRAYER

Saturday, September 17th
Begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. following Celebration of Eucharist.

When the disciples ask Jesus how to pray, he teaches them the Lord’s Prayer.  In this prayer, Jesus teaches us that forgiveness is one of the essential conditions out of which all of our prayer must proceed if it is to be acceptable to God.   Often, forgiveness is difficult because we have been hurt so deeply and we need God’s help to learn to forgive.  The Forgiveness Prayer provides us a method to open to God’s healing presence and action in the process of forgiveness.   Centering Prayer experience suggested.

The day concludes with an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the celebration of the Eucharist.

Presenter: Therese M. Saulnier, has been teaching Centering Prayer and other contemplative prayer practices for over 20 years.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology, with a concentration in spirituality from Fordham University.

Fee: $50 (includes a $10 non-refundable deposit)
Please register by Wednesday, September 7th.

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