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16th Annual Nativity Exhibit: “Presents and Presence”

Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed

Please join us for our 16th annual Nativity Exhibit celebrating generosity, the Spirit of Christmas. Each year we consider different aspects of the Christmas story and the way it is celebrated. As we look at elements of the story throughout time and place, we learn how many have brought their own particular experiences to the celebration. Familiar figures and gifts may have their origins in earlier cultures, stories, and beliefs but they all become part of honoring the Holy Family and the first Christmas night in Bethlehem. Admission is free-Our Christmas gift to you!

Quarterly Series: Emotional Sobriety ~ 12 Core Principles

Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* 9th Workshop on Emotional Sobriety. Who should attend? ALL who are interested in improving their life; especially those in any 12 Step Fellowship. Dr. Berger and Herb K. will continue to explore the 12 Core Principles of Emotional Sobriety. This powerful experience will give each participant an opportunity to look at their current quality of life from a fresh perspective. Transformation creates a new attitude and experience towards ourselves, others and Reality. This workshop explores a template for emotional growth helping us: discern and manifest our true self, identify our internal obstacles that produce our suffering, live with balance, humility, vitality and JOY, be the determining force in our own lives and a positive force in our community. Honestly ask yourself: What is the source of my current suffering? Do I have balance? Do I have a quality life? Do I have a sense of personal value, purpose and meaning? Attendees will experience a process for: Identifying the obstacles to quality living. Regaining balance after having lost it. Discover the path to personal authentic freedom. Fostering your life of authentic and VIBRANT relationships.

$45

Spirituality Series 2022: Application of Steps 8 & 9 ~ Dec 17

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: FREEDOM is the key promise of the completion of Steps 8 & 9. Step 8 ~ Identify “harms”: 1. How did you diminish them? Not what you did… but what was the impact on them! What you did that diminished the quality of their lives? Which of these areas were affected? Physical; Emotional; Mental; Financial; Spiritual  2. What specifically can I do to balance the Justice scale? My change of behavior? My repair of damage? Step 9 ~ Willingness to address the damage to complete he Forgiveness Process: How do I prepare properly? How do I make amends to people I can’t find? How do I make effective amends to people I should not contact? or who don’t want contact with me? How do I make amends to dead people? What is the “Forgiveness Process”?

$25

Quarterly Series: Emotional Sobriety ~ WHEN DISTURBED – Session 2

Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Quarterly Workshop on Emotional Sobriety. This will be a continuation of the workshop on July 23rd. We will address SOURCES of emotional irritation and annoyance. In this four hour workshop Dr. Berger and Herb K. will continue to address the nature of “unmanageability”: Restless, Irritable, Discontented, Depression & Sadness, Tensions from negative thinking, Regret, Remorse, Grief, Guilt & Shame. Ask yourself: How do I get relief from my suffering? How can I have sufficient emotional balance? Can I really experience the promises and a life that flourishes? You will participate in a process for: Identifying the exact nature of obstacles in your “disturbances”; Taking ownership and responsibility for your happiness; Learn how to balance your emotional life.

$45

Levanté 2 World Premiere ~ At Home: An Online Video Retreat Program

Fr Michael Fish, OSB, Cam

This is the World Premiere of Fr. Michael new video ~ Levanté 2. In support of Fr. Michael, retreat centers are assisting in promoting this new project and offering an enhanced way to experience it. Once you have purchased your access to Levanté 2, instead of viewing at home, you can choose the option of joining others and viewing on-site at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. Expand the boundaries of the Levanté 2 Online Video Retreat with three additional in person sessions designed to complement the themes and style of Fr. Michael Fish’s retreats. Enjoy times of silence, journaling, walking our Labyrinth, group sharing, and above all reflection on our own journey.

Levanté 2 ~ World Premiere! Onsite Enhanced Retreat Experience

Fr Michael Fish, OSB, Cam

This is the World Premiere of Fr. Michael new video ~ Levanté 2. In support of Fr. Michael, retreat centers are assisting in promoting this new project and offering an enhanced way to experience it. Once you have purchased your access to Levanté 2, instead of viewing at home, you can choose the option of joining others and viewing on-site at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. Expand the boundaries of the Levanté 2 Online Video Retreat with three additional in person sessions designed to complement the themes and style of Fr. Michael Fish’s retreats. Enjoy times of silence, journaling, walking our Labyrinth, group sharing, and above all reflection on our own journey.

A Change of Heart: Recovery & Spirituality

John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

Join with other women in recovery for a weekend of sharing, fellowship, and renewal as we consider the ‘psychic change’ that allows us to be re-formed in heart and mind and body. We will have time for small group and individual sharing, quiet meditation, and plenty of opportunities for sharing experience, strength and hope. Bring a friend, your sponsor or sponsee, and enjoy the contemplative grounds and facilities of this beautiful, sacred place. All Fellowships welcome!

$160 – $350

Al Pozo con la Samaritana

Giovanni O. Perez Campos

La Samaritana le dijo: “el pozo es profundo…”
En esta mañana caminaremos junto con esta mujer de pueblo, que en la cotidianidad de ir por agua al pozo de sus antepasados, encontró una invitación para profundizar en su vida, y descubrir allí, ríos de agua viva. Los rituales sagrados, momentos de silencio, grupos de conversación y las enseñanzas cortas te brindarán la oportunidad de descubrir tu propia profundidad a la que Jesús te invita a entrar. Cualquier adulto que desee renovar su relación con Dios y consigo mismo, catequistas, y ministros de todo tipo, son bienvenidos.

$40

5 Day Silent, Directed Retreat 2023

Susan Ballotti; Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD

Come join us on a special Silent Retreat that will give you time to commune with yourself and with your God. In the busyness of daily life, it is essential to find time to listen deeply to our own inner world and to discern God’s voice inviting us to intimacy. This retreat offers a unique, contemplative opportunity to commune with God in the solitude of our hearts. An experienced Spiritual Director will accompany you through these five days as you seek to discover the subtle movement of the Holy Spirit within you. Come deepen your relationship with God which will be enhanced by solitude, nature and a labyrinth walk. Spiritual Directors: Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Sue Ballotti; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD

$425 – $600