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2014:        September  October  November  December  






Ongoing Programs

Al-Anon Book Study
Thursday (Weekly all year round)
7-8 pm
Free Will Offering 

Contemplative Prayer through Meditation
Martha Keesecker
Monday, 7-8 pm
September 9, 2012-July 28, 2014
Free Will Offering

Ignatian 19th Annotation Retreat
(The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life)
For those who wish to make the 30-day retreat of St. Ignatius over a period of 8-9 months, a special time of intense prayer. Requires a commitment of one hour of prayer each day and weekly meeting with a spiritual director.
If your own director cannot do this, contact: Sr. Mary Dennison, rc (281)497-3131(281)497-3131 and the Cenacle will assign a trained director.
Retreats usually begin in late September or early October.

Cenacle Home Retreats
Contact Sr. Roselle Haas, rc for additional information
(281)497-3131(281)497-3131 ext. 145
Cenacle Home Retreats are facilitated by trained spiritual directors and can be scheduled at your local church or participants' homes!

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September

September 5-7, 2014
Spiritual Direction Institute Retreat
(Years 2 and 3 )
7 pm - Friday - 1:30 pm Sunday
Rev. Philip Chircop, SJ
This overnight is for the students of Years 2 and 3 of the Cenacle Spiritual Direction Institute.
Minimum Offering: $185 includes overnight accommodations and 5 meals
Click here to Register for Spiritual Direction Institue Retreat (Years 2 & 3)
 
September 19-20, 2014
The Unwanted Gift of Grief
7 pm - Friday - 4:00 pm Saturday
Tim VanDuivendyk, DMin, LPC, LMFT
This one-night retreat is an invitation to discover and embrace the gift of grief and use it for transformation and healing as you journey through the wilderness to a promised life. Through presentations, guided prayer and silence, participants will come to an understanding of their particular losses in the journey of life and find ways of embracing the pain and confusion of grief as their pathway through the wilderness to emotional and spiritual growth. Dr. VanDuivendyk’s book The Unwanted Gift of Grief will be available for participants to purchase.
Minimum Offering: $95
Click here to Register for The Unwanted Gift of Grief 

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Professional Day for Spiritual Directors
Creating & Praying with images in Spiritual Direction
9 am - 2:30 pm
Kay Cronk, Mary K. Malicki, Stephanie Woodruff Visokay
Learn how a simple ptractive of creating and praying with images supports spiritual direction. Three Cenacle spiritual directors, who find visual imagery and essential part of their prayer lives, share ways in which art in spiritual direction may enhance a directte's expression and experience of relationship with God. Art expresses the inexpressible!
Minimum Offering: $45 - no offering required for Cenacle Staff Directors (must register directly with Registrar)
Click here to Register for Professional Day for Spiritual Directors.

September 26-28, 2014
Spiritual Workshop
Becoming: Pathway for Living Your Potential (II)
Judith Arceneaux and Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7 pm Friday-1:30 pm Sunday
This follow-up to the Becoming (I) workshop will explore new ways of approaching decision-making, discernment (the life-giving and God-centered quality of our choices) and the art of formulating affirmations that draw us to achieve these goals. Pre-requisite: Becoming (I)
Minimum Offering: $210
Click here to Register for Becoming II

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October

October 1-2, 2014
Overnight for Cenacle Staff Spiritual Directors
12 noon Wednesday
1:30 pm Thursday
Free will offering appreciated - Call to Register


Friday, October 3, 2014
Inner Healing Day of Prayer
Wagon Ho!
Preparing to Let Go and Move Onward
Cenacle Inner Healing Team
9:30 am-2 pm
There are hurts that occur in our lives that cause us to “circle up” our emotions and memories in order to protect ourselves from further pain. To release the past hurts and move forward, the healing Christ invites us to trust His leading us on the roadway to healing.
Minimum Offering: $45
Click here to Register for Wagon Ho!

October 3-5, 2014
For Catholic women ages 19-45 exploring religious life
How Is God Inviting Me into My Future? Exploring
Religious Life
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7 pm Friday-1:30 pm Sunday
May God be inviting you to live as a Catholic Sister or Associate in a Religious Community? Come spend a weekend with your God, yourself and others who are also on the journey. There will be time for quiet reflection, prayer, personal reflection and sharing stories, questions, insights, and experiences.
Free will offering appreciated for overnight accommodations and 5 meals
Call to Register

October 3-5, 2014
Finding Life between Life Changes
Rev. Matt Linn, SJ
7 pm Friday-1:30 pm Sunday
Often we live in the “in-between” times when we think that we’ll be happy when something changes. But focusing on future perfection can cause disappointment and anxiety and prevents us from living life fully in the present.  This retreat will explore how to live “in-between” in ways that are life-giving and blessed.
Visit www.linnministries.org.
Minimum Offering: $185
Click Here to Register for Finding Life between Life Changes

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Healing by Reaching Out
Rev. Matt Linn, SJ
1-3 pm
Psychologists such as Carl Jung and Eric Erikson believe that the primary task of the second half of life is to discover, develop and use our gifts to generate new life. This session will explore how we can discover our gifts and use them to heal not just a broken world but even our own deepest wounds.
Visit www.linnministries.org.
Minimum Offering: $20
Click Here to Register for Healing by Reaching Out

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Contemplative Wednesday Mornings for Women
The Syro-Phoenician Woman Who Challenged Jesus
Sr.  Mary Dennison
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Minimum Offering: $20
Click to Register for The Syro-Phoenician Woman Who Challenged Jesus


Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents
Sr. Mary Guido, rc
7-week series
Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm
October 8,15,22,29
November 5,12,19, 2014
In this program developed by The Gallup Press, participants will identify their innate gifts and identify how to use them for spiritual growth and service in their church or other faith-based community. Core to this program are the online personal assessment, daily prayer and reflection activities and weekly small group discussions.
Maximum: 15 participants.
Minimum offering: $75 for the series, includes books and materials
Click to Register for Living Your Strengths

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Dealing with Prickly People
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
1:30-5 pm
This workshop will focus on coming to a peaceful place within ourselves when dealing with people with whom we are uncomfortable. We will explore factors that contribute to “prickly” behavior, working at interior peace, setting personal boundaries, avoiding placing blame or trying to “fix” others, ways to affirm our own goodness and the goodness of others and tools to appropriately address prickly behavior.
Minimum Offering: $20
Click to Register for Prickly People

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Spiritual Book Evenings
Altar in the World (Barbara Brown Taylor) - October's books
Sr. Lois Dideon, rc
7-9 pm
Join with other seekers to read and discuss contemporary books on a wide range of topics with a spiritual message. Sr. Lois will facilitate this monthly evening of conversation and discovery. Books are available for purchase through the Cenacle Bookstore. Refreshments provided. Limited number of participants.
Minimum Offering: $10 book not included
Click to Register for Spiritual Book Evening

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Catholic Women Exploring God’s Call to Religious Life
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7-9 pm
Self-Surrender
Even when you have fears or doubts, give yourself over completely to God, the ever-faithful One.
Free Will Offering
Call to Register

October 15-16, 2014
For Women (65+)
Grace-ful Aging I   
Harvest Time!
Sr. Mary Dennison, rc, Maria Pavlik and Judy Leatherwood Smith
1:30 pm Wednesday -
3 pm Thursday
God’s call to friendship deepens
as we grow older and adapt to changes in health and life-style. This retreat offers a time to look at our lives with God-sight and to claim and harvest our fruits. For women (65+) only.
Minimum Offering: $95
Click to Register for Grace-ful Aging I

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Morning for Cenacle
Parish Retreat Captains
Sr. Mary Guido, rc
10 am-1:30 pm
For those who volunteer in recruiting participants from their parish to attend the Cenacle’s silent retreats for women. This morning of celebration and updating will end with lunch.
Call to Register

October 31-November 2, 2014
Falling More in Love with God and All Creation
Sr. Lois Dideon, rc
7 pm Friday - 1:30 pm Sunday
3 pm Thursday

Come and let God deepen your experience of being loved and loving. You will explore the Map of Your Spiritual Journey as you have experienced it so far and hear God invite you deeper into “Life to the Full” and what that might look like. Time for contemplation, journaling, creative play, sharing and being surprised by the Spirit.
 Minimum Offering: $185
Call to Register for Falling More in Love with God

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November 

Friday, November 7 , 2014
Inner Healing Day of Prayer
The Many Faces of Loss
Cenacle Inner Healing Team
9:30 am-2 pm
Our losses in life can be barely noticed, simply disorienting, or even life-changing! Significant losses contain varying degrees of grief. If left alone or unexpressed, this grief can lead to health issues, addictions or other chronic condidtions. Embracing our losses opens us to what is needed for our healing.
Minimum Offering: $45
Click Here to Register for The Many Faces of Loss

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Catholic Women Exploring God’s Call to Religious Life
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7-9 pm
Invitation and Promise
God calls me personally. God draws us to trust , love and hope.
Free Will Offering
Call to Register

November 21-22, 2014
A Sense of God
Using Our Physical and Spiritual Senses in Prayer
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7 pm Friday-4pm Saturday
Have you considered how you might bring your whole self to God in prayer and what that really includes? Come explore ways to use both your physical senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste) and spiritual senses (reason, freewill, memory, imagination, emotions) in your prayer-your basic relationship with God. The retreat will include opportunities for input, sharing, personal reflection.
Minimum Offering: $95
Click Here to Register for A Sense of God

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Fall Day of Prayer for
Women Religious
Sr. Pat Burke, rc
For information and registration, please contact Sr. Heloise Cruzat, Vicar for Religious at (713)741-8733(713)741-8733.

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December


Sunday, December 7, 2014
Advent Mini-Retreat
Sr. Mary Dennison, rc and Cenacle Ministry Staff
2-5 pm
This mini-retreat will explore the meaning and mystery of Christmas through the Advent scriptures. Come and join us for quiet reflection and sharing.
Minimum Offering: $20
Click Here to Register for Advent Mini-Retreat

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Catholic Women Exploring God’s Call to Religious Life
Sr. Roselle Haas, rc
7-9 pm
Love and Faithfulness
God is ever faithful. God has known and loved me for all
eternity.
Free Will Offering Call to Register

Friday, December 12, 2014
Inner Healing Day of Prayer
Inner Light:
The Power of Self-Image
Cenacle Inner Healing Team
9:30 am-2 pm
Made in the image of God, we were complete and whole when we were born. Changes occur in us when hurts in life happen. With the light of God’s ever-present love, we can reclaim the wholeness that He intended for us and learn to live more fully.
Minimum Offering: $45
Click Here to Register for Inner Light: The Power of Self Image

December 12-13, 2014
Advent Overnight of Prayer
Sr. Mary Guido, rc
7 pm Friday-4 pm Saturday
Come away amid the noise of the “Pre-Christmas Rush” and discover the hope and promise that God offers during Advent.
Minimum Offering: $95
Click to Register for Advent Overnight of Prayer

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Year’s Eve in Prayer
Rev. Brendan Cahill    
Evening only: 7 pm Wednesday-
1 am Thursday
Overnight: 7 pm Wednesday-
9:30 am Thursday
New Year’s Eve in Prayer at the Cenacle is an invitation to reflect on that threshold event in prayer, reflection and fellowship. Mass at 11 pm will be followed by festive refreshments.
Minimum Offering:
$40 evening only includes midnight reception or
$75 overnight includes room accommodations, midnight reception and continental breakfast
Click Here to Register for New Year's Eve in Prayer

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