Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

APRIL 2016


YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (April 6th) 
Holy Hour: 7:30 - 8:30 p.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:
LIFE HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Saturday, April 9th
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us as we promote the life and dignity of the unborn at Comly and the Boulevard. All are welcome to come and simply be a presence...We will be there from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. We will then have a fellowship brunch at a nearby diner. If you would like to carpool with us, meet us at 10:45 a.m. at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center! For more information, contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
I-HOP CHURCH SUNDAY

Sunday, April 10th
12 p.m. (mass)

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. Katherine of Siena's Church at 12 p.m. We will then have brunch at The Three Monkeys. For more information, contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
GAME NIGHT

Thursday, April 14th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

Can you guess the name of a celebrity through one-worded clues and charades? Are you able to fool the townspeople into believing that you are not part of the Mafia? Can you scream "uno" before fellow players find out you have one card left to play? Join us for our first official game night! Bring in your favorite games to share! For more information/to register, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

EASTER SEASON BIBLE STUDY
DINING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Thursdays: April 14, 21, & 28 and May 5
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Easter Season by studying Luke’s Gospel, and in particular stories of Jesus’ meals with his friends, before and after the Resurrection.  Come, join us, and bring your Bible with you!

Presenter: Sr. Sara Butler, M.S.B.T., S.T.L.,  PhD. has been a seminary professor of theology for over 25 years and consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.

Fee: Free Will Offering
Please register by a phone call to 267-350-1830 at least 3 days prior to program.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
COMMUNITY SERVICE: FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK

Saturday, April 16
8 - 10 a.m.

We have been invited by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Katherine of Siena Parish to participate in their 4th Annual "Friends of the Poor" Walk. This is an opportunity for you to participate in a fun activity for the benefit of your neighbors in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information/to register, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MONTHLY MASS AND DINNER

Sunday, April 17th
3 p.m. (Mass)

Join us for our Monthly Young Adult Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel located at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center immediately followed by a "special activity" and then a dinner at a nearby location. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
YA MONTHLY MEETING

Wednesday, April 20th
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. For more information, please contact us at (267) 350-1835.

 

ONE-DAY RETREAT
PRAYING THROUGH CREATIVITY

Saturday, April 23rd
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This day of Prayer is dedicated to exploring praying through the use of creativity. It will include quiet and reflective ways to express our relationship with God through imaginative expression in a variety of ways. We will discover how to use our senses to discover new insights into our relationship with God through such mediums as color, drawing, writing, nature. This is for folks who want to deepen their prayer life through a more playful experience of finding God alive in their lives. Come and See!!

Presenter: Sr. Susanne Thibault, M.S.B.T., a native of Philadelphia, has ministered in parishes throughout the United States in the field of Catechesis and Faith Development, retreat ministry and Lay Leadership Development.

Fee:    $35 (includes a $15 non-refundable depost). Lunch included in cost.

Please register by Saturday, April 16th.

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SOUP AND SCRIPTURAL ROSARY (PSALMS)

Tuesday, April 26th
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

Join us for some Soup and Scriptural Rosary (Psalms)...a little twist from our Monthly "Rosary & Fellowship" and our "Soup and Psalms"! We will begin with some soup and fellowship in the MBSC dining room followed by a Scriptural Rosary (Psalms) in the Sacred Heart Chapel. 

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY

Thursday, April 28th
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 focusing on "Suffering with Purpose". For more information, contact us at (267) 350-1835 or at csoares@msbt.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA

Saturday, April 30th
11 a.m. 

Let us make a small pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Carpooling will be available at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center at 10:45 a.m. Stay tuned for more details...

 

 

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

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

 

 

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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