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The Cenacle 2015-2016 program schedule will be arriving in mailboxes soon.  The complete schedule can be found under our Retreats and Programs tab of the website. Programs our listed by month.  Or if you prefer you can print your own copy of this pdf.

Schedule 2015-2016.pdf

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If you are a birthmother who has experienced, closed, a recent placement, a placement many years ago...we hope you will consider coming to this retreat. 

Sometimes the most difficult decisions or our lives are the most blessed. For a single or vulnerable woman to lovingly offer her newborn child through adoption to a married couple longing to be an expanded family is an act of deep faith and selfless love.

It leaves in the heart of the birthmother a mixture of joy and sadness, certainty and doubt. This retreat is an opportunity for birthmothers to come together in a spirit of prayer and support, seeking God's continued grace on them and the children whom they have gifted with life. 
-- Msgr Frank Rossi, Pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

The retreat will be held at the Cenacle, 420 N. Kirkwood Rd.  To register or for more information call 713-874-6760 or email

August 14-16, 2015  Starts 5:00 pm Friday Ends on Sunday at Noon.
Cost $100 Scholarships are available.

If you would like to make a donation towards this event, go to:

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Are you suffering as you are you are caring for someone else? Maybe you feel like crying and calling your mom to help you like when you were a little child. Come to your Mother. Imitate Mother Mary as you meditate in your heart on the mysteries of redemptive suffering. She is the nurse par excellence who will teach you compassion. She will intercede to Jesus for the transformation of your love as she prompted the miraculous change at Cana. After all, Jesus died for you, and your loved ones, and he rose from the dead. Alleluia!

Presented by Fr. David Bergeron who comes from Quebec, the French province of Canada. Since becoming a priest with the Companions of the Cross, he has been blessed to serve God through missions in countries such as Haiti, Phillipines, Mexico, Peru and Paraguay. He has been based in Houston since his priestly ordination 5 years ago. On his day off, when he is not a fisher of men, he likes to do kayak fishing while enjoying the beauty of creation. His deepest desire in life is to lead all in being "united in prayer and mission."

$30 per person by August 1 (includes lunch) $35 after August 1.

To request financial assistance, to secure child/adult care, contact:

Charleen Katra
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
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The Black Madonna has appeared in many cultures and countries and continues to give comfort and wisdom even today. We will see many images and explore the Black Madonna part of the feminine in God and all women using the book Dancing in the Flames by Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson.  For women only.

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What changes come on our journey into mid-life?  Come and join with others as we discuss the positive possibilities of a fuller, healthy life and an awareness of God's deeper call to intimacy through reflection on our experiences of life - painful and joyous.

For Women Only (55+)
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July 14-22, 2015
"Come away by yourself to a quiet place and rest a while." (Mark, 6:31)

Each year the Cenacle Sisters set aside some special time for individuals to come to the Cenacle Retreat House.  You can come for a day or for the full 8  days or any thing in between.  A experienced spiritual director will help you to find your daily rhythm of prayer and reflection.  A perfect time to grow in your relationship with God.

Call 281-497-3131 to register.
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Please join the Cenacle Sisters as we thank God for Sr. Dorothy's 18 years of gracious presence and ministry here in Houston and wish Godspeed as she begins her new mission at the Cenacle in Chicago.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Main Dining Room
Cenacle Retreat House

Please RSVP by July 6 by clicking on link or call 281-497-3131
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Father’s Day, June 21st, is the perfect time to remember your dad or someone who’s been like a father to you. Order a beautiful and unique Cenacle Prayer Enrollment card featuring his name, as well as yours, written in calligraphy with gold ink. We have a good selection, including some with hand-painted artwork. To view and order cards, visit our secure website Prayer Cards, come into our reception area, or call 291-497-3131, x-115. Dad will love knowing he’s being remembered in masses and prayers, and also that you wanted him to be.


You may also want to consider adding a gift certificate to one of our upcoming programs or and individual retreat.

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Yoga is meditative prayer, when you mindfully move into stillness to know God (Psalm 46:10). Focusing on the breath and the body through gentle stretches, we will explore the body mind to learn about ourselves and experience our wholeness.  Movement, art, journaling, reflection and rest will heighten our awareness as we listen for that still, small voice of the One who loves so.

July 24 - July 26, 2015
7 pm -1:30 pm
Given by: Susan Grace Alonso
Minimum Offering: $185

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Thursday, June 4
9 am - 2:30 pm
The Art of Looking Sideways
Widening Our Vision, Embracing Possibilities

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June 5-7
7pm Friday - 1:30 pm Sunday
Living Gracefully
Remembering How to Be God's Work of Art

Registration is closed. Call 281-497-3131 to be added to wait list or to come as a commuter.
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