MASS

MASS - Fr. Tim Boyle

 

Join us for a Mass

every second Thursday at 4:00 pm

September 15, 29

October 13, 27

November 10, 24

December 8

Come join in prayer, hear the Word of God and celebrate the Eucharist.

 

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PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

Stillness is a gift that keeps on giving. As you take time to step away from busyness you nurture your spirit as you explore the value of silence. At Martha Retreat Centre the environment creates opportunity to discover your internal wisdom. The beauty of the outdoors, a meditative journey through the Labyrinth, prayer time in the chapel, rest in the accommodations cultivates time for you and your spiritual growth. Create your own personal retreat day or request some guidance. Choose to rest and reflect to renew your spirit. You are provided a private room and you have access to the Library, the Chapel, the Labyrinth and the beautiful grounds, the dining hall, the Gathering Room (as availability permits). “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there IS peace.”

$65.00 (one day retreat includes lunch)

Registration forms are to be completed for personal retreats. Availability and pricing is determined upon receiving the registration form.

Personal Prayer

Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 


Call 403-328-3422 to schedule a time (dependent upon availability)
Quiet personal prayer and meditation provides time to reflect and listen in communion with God.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
Official Income Tax Receipts are available for donations received.

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Oasis Days

4th Thursday of each month, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 27; November 24; January 26, 2023; February 23; March 23; April 27; May 25


Each month Pat prepares thoughtful facilitation to guide your time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest. A time to be with your God. Oasis Days begin with a brief time of facilitation that will serve to guide your time of reflection throughout the day. Coming together for a delicious homemade lunch, followed by the afternoon to rest, pray, reflect as you spend your time in spiritual development and renewal. The group gathers at 3:30 where Pat will lead a time of group reflection at the end of the day.


Facilitator: Pat Boehm
$65.00 (lunch included)

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Centering Prayer

Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:40 p.m.
September 13, 2022 – December 13, 2022; January 10, 2023 - June 13, 2023


Communication with God in the peaceful surroundings of Martha Retreat Centre. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
 

Donations are gratefully accepted.
Official Income Tax Receipts are available for donations received.

 

Facilitator:  Pat Boehm 

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Spiritual Direction

Practiced in many different spiritual traditions, spiritual direction is a way of listening to the movement of God or Spirit in our daily lives.  A spiritual companion is someone who creates a safe and compassionate listening space, and who is trained to listen without judgment, often intuiting the right questions to go deeper into the meaning of one's life in the context of Spirit, or a presence greater than ourselves. A number of trained spiritual directors are affiliated with the Centre. Spiritual direction is purposely affordable. For more information email director@martharetreatcentre.ca

Labyrinth

Our journey each day is full of opportunity, possibility and challenge. A meditative walk through the Labyrinth is metaphorically connected to our everyday life. There are twists and turns, yet only one winding path to and from the centre. There are no dead ends or wrong turns. The path is a two-way street. Take time to listen and hear from the messages that arise as you are in touch with nature during a mindful journey. Breathe, center yourself and quiet your mind. There are 3 stages to the walk:
•    Releasing on the way in, “letting go”
•    Receiving in the centre, “pausing to reflect”
•    Returning when you follow the path out, “pondering and integrating your experience”


Walk the labyrinth on your own (unrestricted visits based on availability).
Groups are required to schedule visits.

A free will offering is gratefully accepted.

Donations are gratefully accepted. Official Income Tax Receipts are available for donations received.

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Group Bookings

The Centre is available for private group bookings.


Registration forms are to be completed for group events. Availability and pricing is determined upon receiving the registration form.

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