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.
  • Programs attendance is limited based on social-distance requirements. 
  • Certain programs are held in the Spirituality Center Conference Room. Some programs are offered via ZOOM; see descriptions below for location.
  • For programs held at the Spirituality Center, unvaccinated guests should please show negative covid test result max of 72 hrs prior. Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon entering. Some areas of the building are unaccesible to guests during the pandemic.
  • Any questions, please call 978-380-1574. Thank you!

To view Mandatory Safety Standards, click here:

NEW Programs, 2021 into 2022

A Silent, Directed Weekend Retreat

Following Jesus, “The Bright Morning Star” (Rev. 22:16) A time to awaken to the morning star in our midst.

January 7 – 9, 2022 at the Spirituality Center

Includes optional communal prayer experiences Friday and Saturday evening, Time for personal prayer and opportunity to meet with a Spiritual Director during the weekend.

Arrival:  Friday between 3:00 – 4:45 pm:  Begins with Supper at 5:00 p.m.

Directors:  Mary Boretti, SNDdeN, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN

Cost: $175. Registration required by December 21, 2021. Please find the Registration form at the end of this page or see the MENU bar “REGISTRATON”.

Is That You, God?  Ignatian Discernment for Our DayA 5-part ZOOM series

February 1, 8, 15, 22, and March 1
From 10:00 – 11:30 am OR 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET) ~ ZOOM

Do You Desire to…

  • Better recognize God’s loving presence in your life?
  • Learn a ‘language of our souls’ with the gift of discernment?
  • Engage in making more Spirit-led decisions?
  • Find more purpose and meaning in life?

Presenter: Virginia Blass, D. Ministry
Cost: $20/session; $80/five sessions. Registration by January 18. Please find the Registration form at the end of this page or see the MENU bar “REGISTRATON”.

7-Day  Directed Retreat (with option for 4, 5, 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:      $650  7-day
               $560  6-day
               $475  5-day
               $375  4-day

Registration required by JULY 15, 2022. Please find the Registration form at the end of this page or see the MENU bar “REGISTRATON”.

Recurring Programs

Evening of Prayer for Women

Tuesday, December 14, 6:30 – 8 pm, ET ~ ZOOM

WE WAIT. “We wait, in wonder, with expectation, and with a hunger for what is stretching itself before us.”  (Author unknown).  During this Advent season, with Mary and with one another, we wait.
Time for prayer, reflection, optional sharing in a quiet and peace-filled space.
Presenter: Sr Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN

Returning participants will receive a ZOOM invitation. New participants please register 10 days prior. Free will offering. To Register call 978-380-1574 or

Centering Prayer, on site at the Spirituality Center

SATURDAYS, December 11, January 15
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
Registration required for new members only, call: 978-380-1574 or email:

Omega Group Gatherings, currently via ZOOM

Wednesdays, December 15, January 19, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, ET Registration deadline: 3 days prior.
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
Registration for new members only 2 weeks prior, call: 978-380-1574 or email:


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

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

– Scholarships are available. Please call 978-380-1574 or email: