Advent Friends Day of Prayer

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


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Date: December 7

Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $40

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Presenter: Fr. Michael Schleupner

What is your image of God? How would you describe God? Who is God to you?

During this retreat day, we will:
• Recall the image of God that we had in the earlier years of our life
• Identify our image of God today
• Look at an image of God based on the gospels and recent scholarship

The purpose of the day is to allow our relationship with God to flourish by making sure we have an accurate and helpful image of God. While based on the Christian Scriptures, the day is open to persons of all faith traditions. It will be guided by Father Michael Schleupner.

Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. Fr. Michael Schleupner will give a morning presentation themed around Advent. Mass will be held in the chapel, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, and then there will be an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore. Guided by Fr. Michael Schleupner. More information about the theme is coming soon!

Father Michael Schleupner was ordained in 1972 and has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 46 years. Most recently, he served as the pastor of Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air, Maryland for 10 years.  Father retired from that pastorate and from full-time ministry in 2016. Since then, he is ministering in various ways, including: assisting at parishes on weekends, offering spiritual direction in a parish setting and at the Caritas Counseling Center in Towson, directing retreats, and composing a weekly electronic spiritual message called Inbox Inspirations (fathermikeinbox@nullgmail.com). Father Schleupner’s Sunday homilies are also available (www.fathermikeschleupner.blogspot.com). His weekend Mass schedule is on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FatherMikeSchleupner). Father has masters degrees in Theology and in Church Administration and a Licentiate Degree in Canon Law. He has also done studies in spirituality, spiritual direction, and in secularism.

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