Programs/Retreats

Dear Friends, We welcome you to the Spirituality Center and ask for your understanding in order to gather safely during the pandemic.

  • Registration is required for all programs. Registration deadline varies by program so please see the specific program listing. Only registered guests can be admitted.
  • Certain programs are held at the Spirituality Center; some programs are offered via ZOOM. We are now experimenting with ‘hybrid” programs (zoom and “in-person” options). See each program description for information.
  • Currently, for all programs held at the Spirituality Center, unvaccinated guests should please have negative covid test max of 72 hrs prior. Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon entering the Spirituality Center and guests will complete a screening questionnaire for covid exposure. Some areas of the building are currently inaccessible to guests during the pandemic.
  • Any questions, please call 978-380-1574. Thank you!

To view Mandatory Safety Standards, click here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/mandatory-safety-standards-poster-english/download

NEW Programs 2022

Listening to Our Hearts

June 16 & 17. Thursday at 4 pm to Friday at 3:00 pm~ at the Spirituality Center (optional overnight Friday)

Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.   St. Benedict

This overnight retreat will offer space, silence, and teachings, which support the spiritual practice of listening to our lives. Each day, there are many voices that can pull us this way and that.  We may find ourselves reacting to what is present rather than responding in a way that feels authentic to who we are.

 Our time together will include:

  • practices for settling and grounding
  • introduction to the practice of RAIN; recognize, allow, investigate, nurture
  • forgiveness practices for self and others
  • practices of compassion and resting in presence

All are welcome, no matter where you find yourself on your spiritual journey. Come join with others as we support each other in slowing down, taking note of what is present, and treating all that is here with kindness.

Presenter: Christi Humphrey, M.Div.
Cost: $100 for one overnight including 3 meals. (please add $75 for additional Friday night stay including supper and breakfast)
Registration required by MAY 31, 2022.

REGISTRATION FORM
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

7-Day  Directed Retreat (with option for 4, 5, or 6 day retreat)

August 5 – 12, 2022 at the Spirituality Center

Enter into the silence and beauty of creation and become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life through prayer, reading, deep listening and daily conversation with a spiritual director.
Arrival:  Friday between 3:00 – 4:45 pm:  Begins with Supper at 5:00 p.m.

Retreat Directors:  Kenneth Hughes, SJ, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN, Mary Boretti, SNDdeN

Cost:      $630  7-day
               $540  6-day
               $450  5-day
               $360  4-day

Registration required by JULY 15, 2022. Deposit: $100.00.
REGISTRATION FORM
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

The Psalms:  Love Songs that Astonish, Allure and Move God’s Compassionate Heart – a Guided Retreat

November 13 to 18, 2022. Arrival between 3:00 – 4:30; departure after lunch 11/18.

The retreat will focus on some of the psalms and how they are a response to God’s desire to be in relationship in the joys and sorrows of our graced history.  It will include input, lectio and an opportunity for those who wish to meet with the facilitator.
Arrival:  Friday between 3:00 – 4:45 pm.

Facilitator:  Maureen Casey, SNDdeN

Cost:      $460

Registration required by October 28, 2022. Deposit: $100.00.
REGISTRATION FORM
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

7-Day  Directed Retreat (with option for 4, 5, or 6 day retreat)

November 28-December 5, 2022 at the Spirituality Center

Enter into the silence and beauty of creation and become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life through prayer, reading, deep listening and daily conversation with a spiritual director.
Arrival:  Friday between 3:00 – 4:45 pm:  Begins with Supper at 5:00 p.m.

Retreat Directors:  Kenneth Hughes, SJ, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN, Mary Boretti, SNDdeN

Cost:      $630  7-day
               $540  6-day
               $450  5-day
               $360  4-day

Registration required by October 28, 2022. Deposit: $100.00.
REGISTRATION FORM
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

Recurring Programs

Evening of Prayer for Women

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 – 8 pm, ET ~ ZOOM (meetings are usually held the 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Join for a gentle time of prayer together: the topic will vary each month.

Presenter: Sr Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Free will offering.

Returning participants will receive a ZOOM invitation. New participants please register 10 days prior. To Register call 978-380-1574 or email: spirituality.center@sndden.org

Centering Prayer, on site at the Spirituality Center

SATURDAY, June 25
9:30 to 11:00 am, ET
Come experience Centering Prayer, a form of silent contemplative prayer. Held in the Spirituality Center conference room.
Presenters: Spirituality Center Staff 

Free will offering.
New participants please register 10 days prior. To Register call 978-380-1574 or email: spirituality.center@sndden.org

Omega Group Gatherings, this month we’re doing”HYBRID” (attend via zoom or in-person at the Spirituality Center)

Wednesday, June 22. 4:30 to 6:00 pm, ET
Drawing on a variety of sources, we explore the integration of science and spirituality towards becoming more Christ-conscious in our everyday lives.
Facilitators: Mary Boretti, SNDdeN, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN

Free will offering.
Returning participants will receive a ZOOM invitation. New participants please register 10 days prior. To Register call 978-380-1574 or email: spirituality.center@sndden.org

Registration

For “FEE-BASED” events, please complete the Registration Form by the date required for each program and send with your deposit to:
          Notre Dame Spirituality Center
          30 Jeffreys Neck Road,
          Ipswich, MA 01938


REGISTRATION FORM:
(WORD version)   SC_Registration Form_WORD 
(PDF version)       SC_Registration Form_PDF

– Scholarships are available. Please call 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org