Programs/Retreats

Pre-registration is requested for all programs.REGISTRATION FORM:
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

– For “Free Will Offering” programs, call 978-380-1574, or email: ndscips@sndden.org
– For “PAID” events, please complete the Registration Form, at least 10 days in advance and send with your deposit to:
          Notre Dame Spirituality Center
          30 Jeffreys Neck Road,
          Ipswich, MA 01938
– Scholarships are available. Please call 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org
– For more information on any programs please call 978-380-1574.

RECURRING MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Mornings of Prayer for Women
Tuesdays, 9 – 10:45 am
November 12  “Instruments of God’s Goodness”
December 10   “My Advent Journey”
Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN and/or Peggy Cummins, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Omega Group Gatherings – based on Ilia Delio, OSF
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Oct 30, Nov 20, Dec 11
The vision for Omega Groups is to transform lives and heal our world through communal reflection and collective spiritual practice based in Teilhardian insight. We will use a variety of media for conversation, reflection and prayer to explore how to integrate this new consciousness in our everyday lives.
Presenters: Sr. Ellen Keane, SNDdeN, Sr. Mary Boretti, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

(Omega Group) Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness
A weekend retreat  Friday, Dec 6, 5 pm Sunday, Dec 8, 1 pm – see more info in the REREAT SECTION (scroll down)

Centering Prayer
Saturdays, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11
9:30 – 11 am
We will learn the method and principles of this prayer practice and have the opportunity to experience this ancient method in a quiet, reflective atmosphere.
Presenter: Spirituality Center Staff
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Sabbath Days for Self Care
Oct 17, Nov 26, Dec 18, Jan 16
9 am – 4 pm

An opportunity for Spiritual Self Care. Take time for rest and meditation. Enjoy God’s presence manifested within and without. The staff will open and close your day with prayer. Please bring your own lunch.
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Spiritual Parenting
Saturdays, Nov 16, Dec 7, Jan 11
4:30 – 7 pm
Join parents in community and draw from personal experience to nurture our children’s, and our own, spiritual journeys. A shared meal is included. For specific evenings’ topics please see notredamesc.org.
Presenters:  Kristina Carlberg, Tori Rosati
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org


Retreats, Programs, & Special Events

SPECIAL RETREAT: OCT. 10-13, 2019
Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference

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TO REGISTER, visit http://www.iccdinstitute.org or E-mail iccdinstitute@aol.com and put Enter the Chaos in the subject line.

A Four Day Program that Draws on
• the transformative power of contemplation
• conscious intent of the values we want to embody
• capacity to exercise contemplative power
• understanding our role in the evolutionary process
• willingness to welcome our own ongoing personal transformation

INCLUDING
communal contemplative practice
• contextualization of our work sourced from a contemplative heart
• understanding the evolutionary development of consciousness
• learning the specifics of the integral theory of spiral dynamics
• learning the skillful means to engage in transformative change
• applying what we learn to real situations which are characterized by tension among different stages of consciousness and seemingly opposing value systems

Why Four Days?
This program does require a commitment of time. The program is designed to deepen one’s interior life through contemplative processes and from this contemplative perspective to integrate the skills learned. The time is needed to achieve the outcome: to learn to engage persons with different worldview including, family, friends, and colleagues in hopes of healing the negative effects of the polarization we experience.
PROGRAM GUIDES: Nancy Sylvester, IHM, Margaret Galiardi, OP, Vernice Solimar, PhD
TO REGISTER, visit http://www.iccdinstitute.org or E-mail iccdinstitute@aol.com and put Enter the Chaos in the subject line.

One Wild Hunger”*, an overnight retreat for young adults
Saturday, Oct 19, 10 am – Sunday, Oct 20, 1:30 pm
Young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited tolook at fears and deep hungers to find the Divine within…. using poetry, quiet prayer and reflection, song and artistic expressions.
*Based on Christine Valters Paintner’s poem, Saint Francis and The Wolf.
Presenters: Sr. Peggy Cummins, SNDdeN, Sr. Barbara Gutierrez, SNDdeN, Mary MacGillivray, Rachel Plattus
Cost: $75.00 includes meals and overnight accommodation. Scholarships are available, call 978-380-1574 or email Mary.Boretti@sndden.org

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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Priesthood of All Believers: All Are Called to Ministry
Tuesday, Oct 29
5 – 8:30 pm
In the early church, all baptized Christians were called to ministry. After the 4th century, the priesthood slowly became a separate calling. Though the Protestant Reformation (Luther) and Vatican II attempted to reclaim this idea of a common priesthood,  Christian ministry still seems to be a calling for the few. At its worst, we are left with a situation of clerical dominance and hierarchical control in our churches and denominations, i.e., clericalism, a problem that Pope Francis has attacked directly.
Art will share some thoughts from his own ministerial journey, reflecting on why it is important in our day to reclaim the wonderful theological notion of the priesthood of all believers. He believes that restoring this early church notion of ministry of all could be key to re-vitalizing our churches. There will be ample time for group sharing and quiet reflection.
Presenter: Art McDonald, PhD
Cost: $25 includes supper
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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Day of Prayer: Soul Mosaic
Sunday, Nov 3

10 am – 3 pm
Our souls are a mosaic of our life and how God’s grace is revealed in our being and becoming. Just as a mosaic is made-up of tiny pieces of glass, which respond to light, our souls reflect our own being and our becoming.  The workshop will include a reading of specific poems by Ann M. Daly, SNDdeN along with commentary by the illustrator Geri Brunell. Time will be given for reflection and sharing.  Fee for the workshop includes a copy of the book.
Presenters: Poet, Ann M. Daly, SNDdeN and Illustrator, Geri Brunell
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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A Search for Belonging: Building Community Today (6 week series)
Thursdays, Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where do you find meaning in community? We’ll explore our: call to community, roles in creating and sustaining community, seeking God in community, responsibility to the world community.
Presenters: Sr. Peggy Cummins, SNDdeN, Gloria Hayes, Mary MacGillivray
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness
Friday, Dec 6, 5 pm Sunday, Dec 8, 1 pm
A live-streamed event from The Omega Center, exploring a “new story of the whole that can inspire, transform and give us hope.” Our Ipswich group will participate in the weekend conference via live-stream presentation and local group discussion.
Online faculty: Sr. Ilia Delio, Ursula King, John F. Haught, Sr. Kathleen Duffy, Cynthia Bourgeault
Local facilitators: Sr. Mary Boretti, SNDdeN, Sr. Ellen Keane, SNDdeN
Cost: $175 includes meals and 2-night accommodations (limited rooms available please book ASAP); $75 includes meals (commuter rate).
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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The Magnificat the Prayer of Mary
Saturday, Dec 14
10 am – 3 pm

Listen to Mary and Elizabeth as they embrace one another in the joy of motherhood while Mary proclaims the goodness of her God.
Presenter: Sr. Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Cost: $35 includes lunch
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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