Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

December 2014

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Monday, December 1st

Silent Holy Hour from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and conversation

 

ADVENT EVENINGS OF PRAYER

Evenings 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on December 2, 9 and 16

Come and pray and reflect with us on this Advent Journey as we prepare for the greater coming of Jesus into our lives, our homes and our world.

Presenter:Sr. Theresa Ahern, M.S.B.T.has served our Community in various ministries including religious education and retreat work.

Fee:Free Will Offering

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to program

 

YOUNG ADULT ONE-DAY RETREAT:
PREPARING THE WAY THROUGH “THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE”

Saturday, December 6th
From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Every human being is looking for meaning, and the same questions have been asked over the course of human history: Who am I? How did I get here? What am I supposed to do? People have been looking for the answers more specifically to this question: What does it mean to be human (The Human Experience)?” Come join fellow young adults (20’s & 30’s) on this one-day Advent retreat and enter into the heart of our true identity in relation to the fulfillment of God’s divine plan for mankind through the birth of Jesus Christ, His Son and our Savior. This one-day retreat will include prayer, “The Human Experience” video and presentation, activity, and interaction with other young adults.

PresenterCarolina 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:      $25 (includes a $5 non-refundable deposit)
              lunch and snacks included

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to program

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SOUND DOCTRINE: DISCOVERING ADVENT THROUGH MODERN MUSIC

Thursday, December 11th
From 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was so powerful, inspirational, and even “religious” but later discovered that it was just a secular song? Finding God’s presence in everyday songs may be the key to unlocking the door that’s blocking Jesus from entering into our own hearts. Come join fellow young adults in their 20’s and 30’s for an evening event filled with music, activity, reflection, and prayer. Discovering God’s presence in modern-day songs may be what you need to better prepare the way of the Lord during this Advent Season.

PresenterCarolina 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:     Free Will Offering

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to program

 

 

January 2015

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Monday, January 5th

Silent Holy Hour from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and conversation

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
“I’M SINGLE AND I KNOW IT…” WHAT NOW?

Wednesday, January 14th
From 7:00-9:00 p.m.

In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus asks “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female...for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh (Mt. 19:3-5)?”  If that is the case, then why are many of us single? What is God asking of us in our current single state? What can we do to ensure that we are following God’s will in this day and age? Come join fellow young adults    (20’s & 30’s) at this  evening event and dig into the meaning of living the single vocation in relation to God’s divine plan for us.

PresenterCarolina 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:      Free Will Offering

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to program

 

BEAUTY, A PATH TO GOD

January 23-25

Begins 7 p.m. Friday, concludes Sunday following Noon dinner

This retreat is an invitation to embrace a spirituality of beauty. Grounded in the foundational writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, it explores the ability to introduce components of prayer, joy and spirituality into our lives today. We will focus on the beauty that resides in key aspects of a strong spiritual life, exploring the beauty inherent in appreciating the present moment, the beauty associated with forgiveness and the beauty that comes from gratitude.We will also explore darkness as a path to beauty, understanding that great beauty often has its origins in times of spiritual or emotional darkness.

Presenter: Fr. Anthony Ciorra serves as Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Fairfield University.He has vast experience in teaching, retreat work, preaching and formation ministries.

Fee: $160 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Registration due 10 days prior to this retreat

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February 2015

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Monday, February 2nd

Silent Holy Hour from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and conversation

 

JESUS CHRIST IN THE "NEW CATECHISM"

February 26, March 5, 12 and 19th

Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Take time this Lent to refresh your faith by pondering the mysteries of the Trinity, the Incarnation and the Redemption – along with the "mysteries" of Jesus' earthly life that are recounted in the Gospel.This short course is based on the first part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Its biblically-based doctrine incorporates the insights of contemporary scholarship, the witness of the saints, and the treasures of the Catholic Tradition in a new synthesis that will appeal to the hearts and minds of all who love the Lord. Participants will be encouraged to follow the course by reading sections of the Catechism.

Attention, Archdiocesan Teachers and Catechists: This course satisfies the core requirements for the Person of Jesus course for Catechetical Certification.One core credit will be earned by attendance and participation in all sessions.

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:$15 per session or $50 for the series

Registration due 10 days prior to program

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WOMEN'S RETREAT:
"MY STRENGTH & POWER ARE MADE PERFECT IN YOUR WEAKNESS"

February 27-29

Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, Concludes following Noon dinner on Sunday

Even with a powerful experience of God's love and presence in our lives, we still live in the midst of trials, hardships and weaknesses.We know joy and peace and all of God's goodness – but not always!Where do trials come from and what is their purpose in our lives?How does God intend to make His strength and power "perfect" in our weaknesses?How do we stay anchored in the storms of life?And how does it all tie in to His promise of life in abundance?Come join us as we dig deeper into the mystery of suffering and the reality of God's total and unending love and faithfulness.

Presenter:Anne Trufant, wife, mother, recording artist, dynamic speaker and faith-filled retreat presenter.

Fee: $160 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Registration due 10 days prior to this retreat

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March 2015

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Monday, March 2nd

Silent Holy Hour from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and conversation

 

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY

March 7-9

Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, Concludes following Noon dinner on Sunday

Carmel Boyle returns again to lead us through prayer, song, reflection and movement to encounter the spirituality of the Celts who were conscious of the immanence of God. This will be a symbolic pilgrimage to visit the sacred places of your own journey.The journey will be in the company of the Trinity, angels and Saints Patrick and Brigid.

Presenter: Carmel Boyle, M.Min. comes to us from County Meath, Ireland, where she is co-founder of An Croi Retreat Center.She is an accomplished singer, songwriter and recording artist who gives retreats, workshops and concerts throughout Ireland and the United States.

Fee: $170 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Registration due 10 days prior to this retreat

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April 2015

YOUNG ADULT RETREAT:
JOURNEYING WITH JESUS ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

April 24-26
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, Concludes 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Based on St. Luke’s narration of “The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus”, this young adult weekend retreat will consist of prayer, presentation, activity, reflection, and discussion on the following topics:
• “On the Road to Emmaus”: Savoring the Word of God in Lectio Divina
• “Preparing for the 7-Mile Journey”
• “Who do you say that I am?”
• “Stay With Us”
• “Recognizing Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread”
• “With Burning Hearts, Go and Proclaim the Good News”

PresenterCarolina 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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