Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

AUGUST 2015

LADIES' BOOK CLUB:
BOOKS AND CONVERSATIONS OVER CHRISTIANI-TEA

First and Third Mondays of the Month (August 3rd and 17th)
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 to ensure that there are enough refreshments for everyone!


NE. PHILLY: FIRE OF FAITH
YOUNG ADULT MEETING

Thursday, August 6th
7-9 p.m.

Attention all Young Adults!! If you are between the ages of 18-35 and looking for a way to fellowship with other Catholic young adults in the Northeast Philadelphia area, consider becoming a part of our new Catholic Young Adult Group named Fire of Faith. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there! Make sure to like our new Facebook page at: “NE Philly: Fire of Faith Young Adults

 
FIRE OF FAITH: YOUNG ADULT EVENT
PHILLIES GAME
 
Sunday, August 30th
Game begins at 1:35 p.m. (Meeting Place/TimeMother Boniface Spirituality Center at 12:30 p.m.)

Join us as we watch the Phillies bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers!! We will be carpooling from Mother Boniface Spirituality Center.
 
Fee: $25 (ticket, hot dog, and drink included)
 
For more information or to register, please contact us at (267) 350-1835 or csoares@msbt.org by Wednesday, August 5th.
 

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

YOUNG ADULT EVENT
FIRE OF FAITH BARBEQUE

September 2015
4 - 10 p.m.

Join us for our first annual “Fire of Faith” Young Adult Barbeque filled with food, refreshments, socializing, games, and more!  

Fee: $5 per person

Stay tuned for more details...

 

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (September 2nd) 
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.

 

WELCOMING PRAYER WEEKEND RETREAT

September 18-20
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, concludes following Noon dinner on Sunday

Centering Prayer is about "letting go" in receptivity. The Welcoming Prayer is about "letting go" in activity. It is a method of consenting to God's presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. Its purpose is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored- in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Centering Prayer.

This weekend retreat includes conferences on the conceptual background of the Welcoming Prayer, opportunities to experience the Welcoming Prayer, times for questions and answers, personal time, and optional periods of Centering Prayer.

This weekend retreat is for people who are new to the Welcoming Prayer and for people who want to deepen their experience of the Welcoming Prayer. It is helpful for this workshop to have had the experience of Centering Prayer.

Retreat Presenter: Thérèse M. Saulnier, has been praying Centering Prayer for over 25 years and 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: $160 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by September 8th

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
CATHOLIC TRIVIA NIGHT

Wednesday, September 9th
7 - 10 p.m.

Join us for our first annual Young Adult Catholic Trivia Night! This is will be a great evening to socialize and have fun while testing your knowledge of the Catholic faith with other young adults in the Philadelphia area.

Fee: Free Will Offering

Please register by September 2nd to reserve your spot.

 

 

OCTOBER 2015

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
ROSARY GROUP- ROSARY MAKING NIGHT

Thursday, October 1st
7 - 9 p.m. (followed by fellowship)

According to Pope Francis, our Blessed Mother Mary “fights at our side. She supports Christians in the fight against the forces of evil. Especially through prayer, through the rosary…” Would you like to join our Blessed Mother in this special prayer and make your own twine rosary? Come and join us as we make our own rosaries for our new YA Rosary group!

Fee: Free Will Offering

If Interested, please contact us by Monday, September 28th to ensure there is enough twine (and refreshments) for everyone!

 

 

WOMEN'S RETREAT:
POPE FRANCIS AND ST. FRANCIS DE SALES: LIVING THE DEVOUT LIFE IN THE CHURCH TODAY


October 2-4
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, concludes Sunday following Noon dinner

We will explore how Pope Francis and Francis de Sales, thought separated by four hundred years, share similar goals for living the Christian life today. The writings and styles of the Argentine Pope and the French Bishop will help us to see how we can put the Gospel into practice in our own part of the world.

Retreat Presenter: Reverend John Kolodziej, O.S.F.S. is a native of Philadelphia who currently serves as Assistant Principal for Student Affaris at Father Judge High School.

Fee: $165 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by Tuesday, September 22nd.

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (October 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.

 

WEEKEND RETREAT:
A RETREAT WITH THOMAS MERTON

October 23rd - 25th
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, concludes Sunday following Noon dinner

This retreat will invite you into a deeper relationship with Thomas Merton. If he were alive, he would have been 100 years old this year. As we read his books, journals and letters and listen to his conferences, we come to understand why this great spiritual master becomes more and more relevant as time goes on. This retreat will be an opportunity to pray with Thomas Merton as we explore his teachings on personal growth, contemplation, social justice and interfaith dialogue.

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

Fee: $165 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by Tuesday, October 13th.

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NOVEMBER 2015

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (November 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:
MUSICA DIVINA: "YEAR OF MERCY"

Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 7-9 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? Join us as we delve into God’s Word through modern-day songs and fully experience His love and mercy. This evening event will consist of music, discussion, reflection, personal witness, prayer, and refreshments! If you have a song you would like to present, let us know!

Fee: Free Will Offering

Please register by Monday, October 30th. to ensure that there are enough refreshments for everyone.

 

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN'S OVERNIGHT RETREAT:
LIVING THE ROYAL LIFE

November 13th-14th, 2015
6 p.m. Friday - 7 p.m. Saturday

Hear ye, hear ye! As royal daughters of God, we are called to live a life of nobility and discover our irreplaceable role in God’s majestic plan. You are all cordially invited to a royal overnight retreat filled with activity, prayer, presentation, reflection, and discussion focusing on living as honorable daughters of the one true King.

Fee:  $75 (includes a $25 non-refundable deposit)

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.

Please register by Tuesday, November 3rd.

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FAMILY EVENT:
THANKSGIVING DINNER

Tuesday November 17th
6-9 p.m.

Join us as we give thanks for all the blessings God has bestowed on us over Thanksgiving Dinner! There will be games and activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Fee: $10 per person (Children 5 and under are free!!)

Please register by Friday, November 6th.

 

 

DECEMBER 2015

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (December 2nd) 
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.

 

OVERNIGHT RETREAT:
SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY: YOUR TOOLS FOR EVANGELIZATION!

December 5-6
Begins 10 a.m. Saturday, concludes Sunday following Noon dinner

Join us for an overnight retreat this Advent: a time to discover the gifts you already have-- gifts to give away, not just at Christmas, but all year, every year. We will focus on the identification and exercise of your spiritual gifts or charisms. These are gifts freely given by the Holy Spirit; they are our personal tools for the work of evangelization.

In addition to taking the self-administered Spiritual Gifts Inventory, we will spend time in prayer, meditation and discussion centered on our particular charisms. We will learn to recognize and exercise our spiritual gifts, as well as recognize spiritual gifts in others.

Fee: $115* (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)
        *Please call us for the Special Young Adult Fee

Retreat PresenterJulie V. Burkey, D.Min., received a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America, and  is Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey.  In addition to facilitating workshops and retreats, she teaches Catholic Evangelization, New Evangelization & Catechesis, and Theology of Work, all of which are all graduate level courses Dr. Burkey created. 

Please register by Tuesday, November 24th.

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EVENING EVENTS:
ADVENT EVENINGS OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION

December 8th, 15th and 22nd
7-9 p.m.

Come and join us for an evening of prayer and reflection on these Advent Tuesdays.

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

Fee: Free Will Offering

Please phone or email to register at least 3 days prior to each program.

 

ONE-DAY EVENT:
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: STAR OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Saturday, December 12th
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details...

Presenter: Sr. Maria Lauren Donohue, M.S.B.T.

Please register by Tuesday, December 2nd.

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
ADVENT ARTS AND CRAFTS NIGHT

Wednesday, December 16th
7 - 9 p.m.

Are you feeling a bit stressed during this Advent season? Would you like to take some time off for yourself and dabble into some arts and crafts with other Young Adults while enjoying refreshments? Come and join us for an “Arts and Crafts” night and allow your creative side to take over! 

Fee: $10 (for material and refreshments)

 

 

JANUARY 2016

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (January 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.

 

FIRE OF FAITH: YOUNG ADULT EVENT
MEDIEVAL TIMES

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: TBD

Join us as we take a step back into Medieval Times and enjoy awesome sword battles, jousting tournaments, galloping Spanish horses, and a feast fit for a King! This is an epic event you won’t want to miss! Huzzah!!! 

Fee: $45 (includes car-ride, meal, and show)

If interested, please let us know by Friday, December 4th to have your ticket reserved! 

 

OVERNIGHT RETREAT:
UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE

January 22nd - 23rd
Begins Friday at 7 p.m. and concludes Saturday at 5 p.m.

Join Sarah Christmyer, Editor of The Great Adventure Bible Study Program, for a Friday night/all day Saturday retreat on "Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible."  Sarah will facilitate this brand-new video prlogram to help you get the "big picture" of the Bible story (the major people, places, and events in Scripture) and find your place in God's wonderful plan as you begin to apply the wisdom of Scripture in your own life. Everyone will receive a full-color Bible Timeline chart and a workbook with detailed talk outlines and useful exercises, maps and charts to help you get started reading the Bible on your own.

This program is an updated version of "A Quick Journey through the Bible."

Fee: $105 (includes a $25 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by Tuesday, January 12th.

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FEBRUARY 2016

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (February 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.

 

FAMILY EVENT:
CELEBRATING MARDI GRAS AROUND THE WORLD

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
6 - 9 p.m.

Did you know that Mardi Gras is celebrated in many different ways around the world? For example, some people in the UK eat pancakes while others in France wear giant masks. Some people in Belgium wear costumes while others in New Orleans throw beads at one another in parades. Come join us as we “travel around the world” and celebrate Mardi Gras before entering the season of Lent! There will be presentations, snacks, activities, and prizes for the whole  family to enjoy!

Fee: $25 per family

Please register by Friday, January 30th

 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

February 11, 18, 25, and March 3, 10 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

As we journey through this Lenten season, let us unify ourselves with Christ through a special Bible Study focusing on the final moments of Christ’s earthly life. 

PresenterSr. 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

Please register three days before each Bible Study
 

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
SINGLES' OVERNIGHT RETREAT


February 12th - 13th
Friday, 6 p.m.– Saturday, 7 p.m. 

Did you know that the greatest love story ever told is found in the Bible and not in Twilight or The Notebook? God has written the greatest love story ever told and WANTS US to take part of it! In fact, we already are… Would you like to know how? Join us for an overnight retreat open to all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to find out!

Presenter: To Be Posted

Fee: $75 (includes a $25 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by Tuesday, February 2nd

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WOMEN'S WEEKEND RETREAT:
WHEN JESUS SPEAKS...

February 19-21
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, concludes following Noon dinner on Sunday

Jesus speaks with His disciples often in Scripture. Do we, in the 21st century recognize that He is speaking those same word, those same questions, to us? Jesus wants to be in an intimate friendship with us--we just need to learn how to listen. On this retreat, we will look at seven questions Jesus asks and explore how to move from those questions to a personal response.

Retreat PresenterAnne Trufant, wife, mother, recording artist, dynamic speaker, and faith-filled retreat presenter.

Fee: $165 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by Tuesday, February 9th

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EVENING EVENT:
SCRIPTURAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS THROUGH THE EYES OF WOMEN

Tuesday, February 23rd
7-8:30 p.m.

Using an audio-visual presentation, and imagination, participants will engage in active reflection on the Stations of the Cross. Participants will have a chance to consider the thoughts of women who were present at the Crucifixion. Our time together will include meditation, prayer, and small group discussion.

Presenter: Valorie Daskilewicz, M.A., is a wife, mother, and retired elementary lay teacher with over twenty years of experience. She earned her Master's Degree in Theology/Religious Studies from LaSalle University and currently teaches courses for the Catechetical Institute and conducts retreats.

Fee: Free Will Offering

Please register by Thursday, February 19th

 

 

MARCH 2016

YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
HOLY HOUR, SOCIAL HOUR

Every First Wednesday of the Month (March 2nd) 
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.

 

WEEKEND RETREAT:
JOURNEY OF A CELTIC HEART

March 4-6
Begins Friday 7 p.m., concludes Sunday following Noon Dinner

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

Retreat PresenterCarmel Boyle, M. Min., comes to us from County Meath, Ireland, where she is co-founder of An Croi Retreat Center and an accomplished singer, song writer, and recording artist.

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

Please register by Thursday, February 25th

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YOUNG ADULT EVENT:
LENTEN ARTS AND CRAFTS NIGHT

Tuesday, March 8th
7 - 9 p.m.

Would you like to take some time off for yourself during this Lenten season and dabble into some arts and crafts with other Young Adults while enjoying refreshments? Come and join us for an “Arts and Crafts” night and allow your creative side to take over! 

Fee: $10 (for the material and refreshments).

Please register by Thursday, March 3rd

 

MOVIE NIGHT:
BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO

Monday, March 21st
7 - 9:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details...

FacilitatorSr. Maria Lauren Donohue, M.S.B.T.

Fee: Free Will Offering

Please register by Friday, March 18th

 

 

 

APRIL 2016

FAMILY EVENT:
ALLELUIA! LET THE EASTER CELEBRATION CONTINUE!

Sunday, April 17th
12 - 4 p.m.

For Catholics, Easter isn’t just a day, it’s a whole season that stretches to the feast of Pentecost! Join us as we continue celebrating the feast of our Risen Lord while having a family luncheon! There will be activities and games for the entire family to enjoy as well as a very special "Easter Egg Hunt" for the kids!

Fee: $25 per family (meal and activities included)

Please register by Thursday, April 7th

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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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