Programs/Retreats

Pre-registration is requested for all programs.

– 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

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

For more information on any of these programs please call 978-380-1574.

RECURRING PROGRAMS:

Centering Prayer 
2nd Saturday of the month
January 13, 2018
9:30-11:00 am

Centering Prayer is a form of silent contemplative prayer. Instruction on the prayer and opportunity to practice it will be offered.

Presenter: Nancy Citro, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Mornings or Evenings of Prayer for Women 
Now through June 2018
Choose 9:00 am – 10:45 am OR 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Gather in a peaceful setting to pray, listen to the small voice within, and reflect on its personal message.

– January 9, 2018    Who Do You Say I Am
– February 13          Walking the Lenten Way
– March 9                  The Following of Jesus
– April 17                   The Road to Emmaus
– May 8                       The Breath of God
– June 12                     The Heart of Jesus

Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Seven-Week DVD Series –  The life, thought & works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Journey through the life, thought and works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as presented by Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D.  Gatherings will include prayer and shared reflection.

– January 24, 2018
– February 7
– February 21
– March 7
– March 21
– April 11
-April 25

Leaders: Ellen Keane, SNDdeN and Mary Boretti, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Sabbath Days 
January 16, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Time to pause, rest, reflect, and enjoy God’s presence manifested within and without. The staff will open and close the day with prayer.

Please bring your own lunch. Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

RETREATS AND PROGRAMS:

Directed Prayer Weekend
January 5-7, 2018 
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 1:00 pm 

“What are you looking for?” (Jn 1:38).
Have you longed for a time to be alone where you can create space for God to meet you? “Come and see.” (Jn 1:39) The weekend will include opportunities to meet with a director.

Directors: Staff and guests
Cost $175, includes accommodations and meals
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD
  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF

Day of Reflection
“BELOVED COMMUNITY: CENTERPIECE of MARTIN LUTHER KING’s VISION for RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY and SOCIETY”

Saturday, January 20, 2018  
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Although the expression of beloved community was coined by Harvard philosopher, Josiah Royce, in the early part of the 20th century, Dr. King made the idea of building the beloved community central to his ministry and vision for a just society based on the principle of non-violent, direct action. A more inclusive term than the Jewish/Christian notion of Kingdom of God, preached by Jesus, beloved community embraces all of humanity. On this day of reflection, we’ll explain and explore what living the beloved community might mean in our individual lives and in our faith communities.

Presenter: Art McDonald, PhD
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD
  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF

Overnight Retreat
“HEALING LIFE’S HURTS”            

February 10 – 11, 2018           
8:30 am Saturday – 1:00 pm Sunday

Come join others desiring to heal the needy places within them. Allow the presence of Jesus to move into those places with his healing touch. During our time together you will learn new ways to pray for healing not only for yourself but for others in your life. Time will also be available to spend alone in the presence of a loving God who longs to heal.

Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Cost: $150, includes accommodations and meals

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF


Lenten Evenings of Prayer

“Two Lenten Evenings of Meditation”

Tuesday, February 20 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Two Lenten evenings of meditation, an opportunity to gather in song, prayer, reflection and silence to center ourselves and prepare ourselves for the holy times of Jewish Passover and Christian Easter.

Presenters: Art McDonald, PhD and Melannie McDonald
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Day of Prayer

JULIAN OF NORWICH: A WOMAN OF PASSION AND COSMIC HOPE

Sunday, March 11, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and gift God, self and our world with a day to ponder and be transformed by the life and spirit of Julian of Norwich, a 14th century English mystic and anchoress. She experienced God as both mother and father and as the “clothing that wraps, clasps and encloses”. She felt that between God and the human spirit there was “no between”. She experienced the black plague three times during her life and gradually came to trust the God who assured her and assures us today that “all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.” The day will include prayer, reflections on her life and spirituality and time for reflection.

Presenter: Maureen Casey, SNDdeN
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Day of Prayer
“KNITTING INTO THE MYSTERY”

April 14, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“I knit you in your mother’s womb, you are wonderfully made.”

This day is for knitters and those who crochet to gather together sharing a craft they enjoy.   While knitting and crocheting we will pray, listen, and share stories and perhaps even our favorite patterns. We will also, hopefully, grow into a deeper awareness of how the movement of our hands can enable us to move more deeply into our prayer and relationship with God.

Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF

Weekend Retreat
“FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS – A JOURNEY WITH IGNATIUS”

May 4 – 6, 2018
Arrival after 3:00 pm Friday; departure 1:00 Sunday

For almost five centuries St. Ignatius of Loyola has helped countless people experience God in their everyday life. Ignatius offers us a practical approach, his “way of proceeding”, which is based upon his own life with God. Come for a weekend of exploration and prayer with the salient features of his spirituality of becoming a contemplative in action in our own lives.

Presenters: Diane Curran and Ellen Keane SNDdeN
Cost $175, includes accommodations and meals

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF

Day of Prayer
“A DAY OF GOSPEL POETRY”

May 19, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

The Bible has so many stories to tell, so do the women. Through the poetry of Sr. Irene Zimmerman, a School Sister of St. Francis, we will visit a few of them and hear their stories. Some will have names like Mary, his mother, while other names will always be unknown to us. Perhaps, we may even name a few.

During this day we will have the opportunity to pray, read and reflect on Irene’s gospel poetry. At the same time we will garner some women wisdom from them.

Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
(WORD version) SC_Registration Form_WORD  or (PDF version) SC_Registration Form_PDF