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December 2018

DEC42018
Afternoon Centering Prayer
Free

Afternoon Centering Prayer

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st  and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. (If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there will not be one held.) If lunch is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at noon and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us…

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DEC52018
Friends Day of Prayer: Paul Gallagher
$40

Friends Day of Prayer: Paul Gallagher

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Looking for Emmanuel Using practices from Ignatian Spirituality, our day will help participants peacefully and prayerfully find God in the midst of our holiday preparations. 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 month. Paul Gallagher will give a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered…

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DEC82018
Our Spiritual Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief
$60

Our Spiritual Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. ~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul This retreat will explore the nature of the spiritual journey that has brought you to this place of wilderness. You will learn more…

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DEC82018
Taizé Prayer Service
Free

Taizé Prayer Service

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a contemplative evening of quiet prayer, scripture reading and song during this special Advent season. The Taizé service is based on a form of worship from the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France. People of all ages and different faith traditions come together to participate in a community of prayer that is meditative and easily accessible for all. Table fellowship: Join us in community at 6pm for dinner and to meet other participants. The cost of the…

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DEC102018
Advent Day of Prayer
$40

Advent Day of Prayer

December 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

“The Lord will come and he will not delay.” (Cf. Habakkuk 2:3) Advent is about waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus; commemorating his birth and first coming and also anticipating the second coming of Christ. But our Christian faith tells us that God is with us—already and still. This holy season also invites us to encounter God in the present, in the day-to-day of our lives. Set aside some personal time for this and join us for a…

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DEC112018
Evening Centering Prayer
Free

Evening Centering Prayer

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st  and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. (If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there will not be one held.) If dinner is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at 6pm and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us…

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DEC142018
Christmas Concert: Church of the Resurrection
Free

Christmas Concert: Church of the Resurrection

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City has a vibrant music ministry which will be showcased in their annual Christmas Concert on December 14, at 7:30pm. Come out and enjoy listening to the Traditional Choir and Contemporary Ensemble as they praise God with music, old and new. Free will offering. A light reception will be held, immediately following the concert.  

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DEC152018
Advent Centering Prayer Retreat Day
$60

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat Day

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Return to Trust: Advent & Downward Mobility, A Day of Centering Prayer Amidst the hustle and bustle of our contemporary holiday season, we may hear a still, small voice calling us to come apart and immerse ourselves more fully in the deep meaning of the season; to listen, to pray, to worship. We await, liturgically, for the birth of One who came to show us how to love and how much we are loved. During this retreat day we will…

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DEC182018
Quiet Mornings – December
Free

Quiet Mornings – December

December 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Ever wish you had time set apart for quiet prayer? Or, perhaps a mini-morning retreat? Do you desire structure to support an ongoing practice, but need flexibility too? We hold these every month. You can take part whenever you’d like to match your schedule/desire/need. Interested adults are invited to gather with us at 9:30am for introductions and a short gathering prayer. We will move into silence from 9:45 to 10:35am. During that time, individuals might elect to stay in the…

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