Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

May 2015

BIBLE STUDY
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES: FORMATION FOR APOSTOLIC OUTREACH

Tuesdays: May 5th & 12th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Risen Lord Jesus promised: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses.”  (Acts 1:8)  Prepare for Pentecost (May 24) by studying the adventures and trials of Sts. Peter and Paul. Learn from them how to become “missionary disciples” who confidently bear witness to faith in Jesus Christ.

Presenter:  Sr. Sara Butler, M.S.B.T. has taught graduate courses in Christology for 25 years and has just recently completed two terms on the International Theological Commission.She is consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.

Fee: Free Will Offering

Registration due 10 days prior to program

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N.E. YOUNG ADULT INTEREST MEETING #2

Monday, May 11th
From 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Calling all Young Adults in the Northeast Philly Area!!!

On Monday, April 27th, Mother Boniface Spirituality Center held its first Young Adult Interest Meeting! We had a nice small group and many good ideas rolling, but we were missing one important element.... YOU!!! Did you miss our first meeting but still want to take part of the new Young Adult Ministry in the Northeast Philadelphia area? Well, here is your second chance!

Join us for our second Young Adult interest meeting which will be held at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center on Monday, May 11th from 7-9 p.m. We want to hear your voice and feedback on how we can serve you as well as other young adults in the Northeast Philadelphia area. We will discuss ideas for potential programs, events, mission trips, and activities that promote and enliven the four pillars of our Catholic faith: The Profession of Faith, Liturgy and Sacraments, Life in Christ, and Christian Prayer.

If you are interested in attending our second meeting, please call us at (267) 350-1835 or email us at csoares@msbt.org by Friday May 8th to ensure that there are enough (free!) refreshments for all!

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MOVIE AND CEREAL SERIES

Wednesday Evenings: May 13, 20, 27, and June 3, 10
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to Mother Boniface Spirituality Center for a series of Young Adult Movie Nights beginning May 13th, 2015. Invite all of your friends… and don’t forget to bring your favorite cereal and snacks. Check below for the list of movies and dates:

  • May 13: Life is Beautiful
  • May 20: The Way
  • May 27: The Sound of Music
  • June 3: The Human Experience
  • June 10: “Viewer’s choice” (vote for your favorite film at all of the events leading up to this date)

Fee: One Box of Your Favorite Cereal

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to each movie night

 

LADIES' BOOK CLUB
BOOKS AND CONVERSATIONS OVER CHRISTIANI-TEA

Monday, May 18th
Time: 11:00- 2:30 p.m.

In the words of C.S. Lewis, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Come and be nourished in mind, body, and spirit as we read and discuss great spiritual books over tea (or coffee) and treats. Our first book, New York Times Bestseller, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by Stasi and John Eldredge, focuses on the core desires of a woman and invites all women to recover their feminine heart.

Fee: Free Will Offering

 

If interested, please contact us at (267) 350-1830 or (267) 350-1835 three days before each meeting to ensure that there are enough refreshments for everyone!

 

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT:
LIVING THE ROYAL LIFE: A WEEKEND RETREAT FOR ALL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS

May 29 - 31
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, Concludes 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Hear ye, hear ye! As royal “heirs of God” (Romans 8:17), we are called to live a life of nobility and discover our irreplaceable role in God’s majestic plan. Mother Boniface Spirituality Center is cordially inviting all young adult women for a royal weekend retreat filled with activity, prayer, presentation, reflection, and discussion on the (following topics):

Far Beyond Jewels is Her Value
• Clothed with Strength and Dignity
• Seat of Wisdom and Counsel
• Man’s Ezer Kenego
• The Work of Her Hands
• Fearing the Lord out of Love
• Laughing at the Days to Come
• Praising Her at the City Gates

Presenter Carolina Soares, M.A., Team Member: Youth and Young Adult Ministry, holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University.

Fee:  $130* (includes a $30 non-refundable deposit)

Registration due 10 days prior to this retreat
*Scholarships available for current students with a valid school ID

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June 2015

 
Every first and third Monday of the Month (June 1st and 15th)
Time: 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
 
In the words of C.S. Lewis, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Come and be nourished in mind, body, and spirit as we read and discuss great spiritual books over tea (or coffee) and treats. Our first book, New York Times Bestseller, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by Stasi and John Eldredge, focuses on the core desires of a woman and invites all women to recover their feminine heart.

Fee: Free Will Offering

If interested, please contact us at (267) 350-1830 or (267) 350-1835 three days before each meeting to ensure that there are enough refreshments for everyone!

 

BIBLE IN A DAY
"QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE"

Saturday, June 6
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Join Sarah Christmyer, Editor of the Great Adventure Bible Study Series, as she facilitates for us a One-Day video "Quick Journey Through the Bible". Designed for busy people, this Quick Journey in a Day will help you discover the "big picture" of the Bible story: the major people, places, events, and themes in the Scriptures. The Sunday Mass readings will never be the same as they come alive knowing the context and understanding God's plan for us.

Fee: $45 (includes a $15 non-refundable deposit)
         Noon dinner included in cost

Please register at least 10 days prior to program

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DEEPENING CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

Begins Sunday, June 21 with Supper at 5:30 p.m.
Concludes Thursday, June 25 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 fifteen 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)

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JULY 2015

SILENT WEEK-LONG RETREAT

Begins Tuesday, July 14 with Summer at 5:30 p.m.
Concludes late morning on Tuesday, July 21

Whether Jesus found Himself in need of simply having His spirit refreshed, or to listen more attentively to that which the Father wanted to share with Him, He would make sure that He always went away to “a deserted place.”  Far too often, our lives get cluttered with deadlines and commitments that hurry us along and rob us of the opportunity to stop and savor the precious and holy moments that God has to offer us.  During this Silent retreat, we will take time to be renewed in our baptismal graces when we were anointed as priest, prophet and king, and what it means to model our lives on the One who is the Anointed, Jesus Christ, as seen through the legacy of some of the Church’s most holy men and women.

Retreat Director: Father Stephen J. Giorno, S.T., Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, has spent most of his years in ordained ministry in pastoral work and in internal service to his religious community.   Over the years, he has been assigned to various missions throughout the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

Fee: $450 (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)

Please register at least 10 days prior to program

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