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.
  • 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, please enter via the Spirituality Center entrance at the rear of the Notre Dame building, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich. Face coverings must be worn at all times. Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon entering.
  • 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

Spring Programs, 2021

“HE LIVES”, an evening of prayer for women

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ZOOM. Registration deadline: Saturday, April 10.

Come celebrate with the friends of Jesus as he reveals himself and calls them to go forth and show the world that HE LIVES. We will also reflect on what the Risen Christ calls us to in our world today. Come join us as we pray, listen, reflect and share together.
We will gather on ZOOM for gentle prayer, input and reflection,
Presenter: Sr. Catherine Griffiths

Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: barbara.walton@sndden.org

“Soul of the Nation”

Saturday, April 10, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm ~ ZOOM Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 7.

President Biden has spoken of restoring the soul of the nation. Historian Jon Meacham has written a book entitled, The Soul of America: the Battle for Our Better Angels. Christi Humphrey and Art McDonald will explore just what is the soul of the nation. What are we restoring? As a nation, are we still searching for our collective soul? Join us for presentation, dialogue, and time for quiet reflection.
Presenters: Christi Humphrey, MDiv, Art McDonald, PhD

Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: barbara.walton@sndden.org

Spring into Summer Programs, 2021

Themes from “Braiding Sweetgrass”

Saturday mornings: May 8, June 19, July 24, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 13
9:00 am to Noon

Step into nature and refresh body, mind and spirit, inspired by the bestselling book “Braiding Sweetgrass”, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, mother, botanist, professor and member of the Citizen Potawatomie Nation.

Experience eco-friendly planting techniques that can translate to your own backyard, nature journaling, creative play, mindfulness meditation, interactive learning, and more… with plenty of time to ‘simply be’ and deeply appreciate nature’s many gifts.We’ll explore seven different themes from the book. Choose to attend one session or many. Adults of all ages and backgrounds are welcome!

WHERE
Spend time outdoors on adjacent lands of the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center, Three Sisters Garden Project, and Notre Dame Spirituality Center. Check-in at 10 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL DO IN THIS EXPERIENCE
Begin by reading the chapter of the month at your own pace and enjoying short, engaging videos that provide foundational information. Next, come to Ipswich for hands-on connection with nature and time to make meaning from experience through nature journaling and reflection.

May 8 “Skywoman Falling”, the indigenous story of Creation. Experiment with turning an area of turf into a deep rich garden soil and ways to improve the quality of soil in your own backyard. Take time to reflect on your handiwork and the environment at your own pace.

June 19 “The Gift of Strawberries”  We’ll look at the differences between wild and cultivated strawberries and those available for the home garden, do some planting of our own, and reflect on our experience.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://ndspiritualitycenter.org/reflections-from-sr-c/

Cost: $25 per session
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: barbara.walton@sndden.org

Recurring Programs

Centering Prayer, at the Spirituality Center

Saturdays, April 17, May 15 Registration deadline: 3 days prior.
9:30 to 11:00 am
Come experience Centering Prayer, a form of silent contemplative prayer. Held in the Spirituality Center conference room.
Presenters: Spirituality Center Staff 

Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: barbara.walton@sndden.org

Omega Group Gatherings
currently gathering via ZOOM

Wednesdays, April 7, April 28, May 19. 4:30 to 6:00 pm 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
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: barbara.walton@sndden.org

REGISTRATION
For “FEE-BASED” 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
Pre-registration is requested for all programs.
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