Today’s woman is pulled in a million different directions. Always on the go, we are doers and nurturers. This hectic pace can make it difficult to listen for the voice of God. Women need time. We need quiet. We need a safe, sacred space free from distraction. We need to stand still long enough to be found. God’s grace is our gift for the taking if we can only make room to receive it. You are invited to reflect on ways you can create space for grace and God to enter your life fully and completely.
This is an upstairs Blue Room program. Enrollment is limited.
The most familiar Advent hymn, and every verse is actually based on an “O Antiphon.” During the final days of Advent, praying with these antiphons provides us with a novena for Christmas. Although 1000 years old, their rich imagery and history speak to us now, inviting us to peace and prayer in preparation for Christmas, and not to haste and hurry.
Our Advent Retreat Day will include an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, and lunch.
Presenter: Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P. has been a Passionist sister for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s degree in education from the University of Rhode Island and a Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.) from Catholic University of America. She has spent many years working in the Church as both a canon lawyer and pastoral minister.
What does getting your driver’s license have to do with Confirmation?
What car part would you be as a disciple? What is the plan to get a car and ensure its safety and maintenance? Come to this interactive confirmation retreat and find out.
The offering per person for this retreat is $30. If you are a DRE interested in bringing a larger class, please call OLC at 860.677.8519 to talk with us about a group rate.
Snacks will be served.
Presenter: Shawnee Baldwin
Shawnee served as Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of Hartford for 20 years. During that time, she coordinated, among many other programs and retreats, the Annual Catholic Youth Spectacular with 1400-3200 young people!!
Shawnee holds an MA in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.
Please register for our Confirmation Retreat using the form below. Or download and print Confirmation Retreat.
Our Silent Theme Retreat is designed for those who would like a quiet, less social retreat experience with some input, but more time for personal prayer and reflection.
Each day of the retreat will include Morning Prayer, followed by a presentation from a member of the retreat team, daily Mass and evening prayer. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during your retreat.
The World will be Saved by Beauty
Our spiritual path to God may begin with our attraction to beauty. The more we are aware of the beauty around and inside of us, the more beauty we project toward others. Beauty that flows from our hearts, reminds us of the source from which it comes: God.
Beauty has been described as the intersection where our physical bodies can hold both the desolation and despair and the joy of happiness of our lives – the place that gives our lives its deepest meaning
Come spend time looking for what is beautiful. Intentionally take time to focus on those things that lift you up and help you to feel closer to your God, the One who sends beauty to refresh, nurture, and sustain you, the One who invites you into beauty’s Immortal Heart. You may rediscover beautiful things that perhaps you’ve taken for granted.