Our Presenters

Laura Gormley

Laura Gormley, SSL

Rev James Clarke

Rev. Jim Clarke

Sherry Hayes- Peirce

Sherry Hayes-Peirce, CIO

Annie O'Neil, Director

Annie O'Neil, Director Producer

Paula Cerutti

Paula Cerutti, MA

Ellen Mintz

Ellen Mintz

Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

Herb Kaighan

Herb Kaighan,
Spiritual Director

Day Retreats

Journey Through Grief     Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL
Saturday, January 26, 9am to 3pm


The loss of a beloved spouse, parent, relative, or close friend sends us on a journey of grief. We struggle with our hopes, fears, longings & expectations, as we learn to accept our new way of being and moving forward with our individual lives. We will explore ways that may help us along this path. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 1/18)
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Valentine’s Day Couples Dinner & Celebration    Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
Thursday, February 14,  5pm to 8pm

Wouldn’t you love to spend an evening with your beloved to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance, and rejoice in the sacrament of your union? Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with a dinner by candlelight, the sharing of Eucharist, and a very special renewal of your marriage vows. Remember: Bring a picture of your wedding. Reservations are required. 
Cost Per Couple: $115 ($125 after 2/4)
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Valentine's Day
How Social Media Can Accompany You and Your Catholic Community On the Lenten Journey
Sherry Hayes-Peirce, CIO, Church Social Tips
Thursday, February 21, 10am to 12pm

We are called during the 40 days of Lent to pray, fast and give alms. There are many social media pages & apps that can help you and members of your parish pray, fast and give alms right from the palm of the hand that holds your smartphone. Resources will be shared to assist you design a social media plan to help you practice digital discipleship this Lent! *Bring a laptop and we’ll provide a blank calendar for you to design your Lenten social media plan. Cost: $20 ($25 after 2/15)
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A Pilgrim’s Journey through Lent      
Annie O’Neil, Director & Producer

Saturday, Feb 23,  10am to 3pm

Every pilgrimage requires preparation, whether of the mind, body or spirit. This workshop will give you tools to prepare for the sacred pilgrimage of Lent, using the Camino as a model. This is a family friendly workshop meant to encourage people to set aside the 40 days of Lent as a time of growing closer to God, to their own faith and to their communities. The themes of trust, sacred space, and connection will be covered. We will also show the film Phil’s Camino: So Far, So Good. Includes lunch. Cost: $50 ($55 after 2/15)
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A Lenten Morning of Ignatian Prayer    
 Paulette Cerutti, MA
Saturday, March 9, 9am to 12pm

Come deepen your Lenten journey with a mini Ignatian retreat. We will accompany Jesus on His Spirit-led journey to the wilderness through guided contemplation.  There will be time for reflection & review of prayer in your journal, sharing, free quiet/prayer time, Group Lectio Divina, and we will conclude the mini retreat by prayerfully gathering the graces in a guided Examen prayer. We will pray this morning for the grace to know Jesus more intimately, to love him more intensely, and to follow him more closely. Please bring your journal and a pen. Lunch not included. Cost: $20 ($25 after 3/1)
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Make Room!     
Sue Ballotti & Ellen Mintz

Saturday, March 16, 9am to 3:30pm

People are always telling us to clear out, set priorities, seek balance and lean in. But really all you need to do is listen to your own heart to find the way to peace and affirmation. Sue & Ellen have read all the books. They will distill the most salient points of each and include a healthy dose of perspective. So, whether it’s too many socks, or the oppressive sense of too many obligations, join us to clear away the detritus of past lives and move ahead using your energies in ways that feed your soul. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 3/8)
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12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening      
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director

Saturday, March 23, 1 to 5pm

Attendees will engage in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will identify sources of unhappiness & suffering, experience resources and a process for healing, learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a sense of well-being. This 12 Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 3/15)
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