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

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

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, 9:30-11:00 am

– June 9

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, and Center Staff
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.

– 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.

– June 5 (final meeting)

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

Sabbath Days  – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

– June 14

An opportunity for Self Care. Take time to pause, rest, and reflect. 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

 T’ai Chi
Beginner Tai Chi/Qigong
Thursdays, July 5 – September 6
9:15 am – 10:45 am 

Emphasis on Breathing, Balance, and Concentration/Awareness
Originally for combat, this ancient art has evolved for health and restoration and in that setting is relaxing, non-competitive, strengthening, and aids coordination. Adaptable to every age level, it doesn’t have jarring impact on bones and joints. It is often referred to as “Meditation in Motion”. Try it!

Certified instructor: Jim Thuline 
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org


Summer Film Series with Photographer Dewitt Jones
For Viewing, Reflection and Conversation 

 – Everyday Creativity
Monday, June 25
6:00pm-7:30pm 
Dewitt Jones teaches a surprising truth about creativity —that it’s not a magical, mysterious occurrence, but a ready tool that enables you to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.

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

 – Focus Your Vision
Tuesday, July 10
6:00pm-7:30pm 
Dewitt Jones explores how we can find our direction and our purpose. When we combine our energy and passion with our focused visions, we give ourselves direction and power. This video encourages us to develop our visions and turn them into reality.

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

– For The Love of It
Monday, July 23
6:00pm-7:30pm 
Dewitt Jones shares the importance of beginning each day with a full cup. We all have the ability to love what we do through honoring our passion, making a contribution to those around us, and expressing gratitude.

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

 

RETREATS AND PROGRAMS:

Day of Prayer
“BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK”

June 7, 2018
Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 pm, includes light supper

Recognizing God’s desire to be with us…Answering the door and taking time to visit Face to face…. Conversations around the table…. what would they be like? Our time together will include opening reflections, individual quiet, sharing for those who choose, and prayer.

Presenter: Virginia Scally, SNDdeN
Cost: $35, includes light supper

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
GET ROOTED: Mind, Body & Spirit Wellness Retreat

Saturday June 30th, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Facilitators: Megan Linehan, Herbalist; Britney Chapman, MS Counseling Psychology
$45, includes lunch

In order to serve others and this planet we call home, we must first take care of ourselves and fill our own cups.  This retreat incorporates the self-care practices of meditation, journaling, and sharing to rejuvenate and inspire in an accessible, authentic manner.  We will then turn our attention outward to honor the earth through ceremony and exploration of the woods, farm land, and ponds of Ipswich’s Jeffreys Neck.  Immersing ourselves immersion in nature and foraging for edible plants will remind us of the intrinsic connection we have with the earth, ourselves, and our fellow human beings.

Please join us for a day of peace, love, and plants!

 For more information and to REGISTER, please visit our webpage: https://spiritualitycenter.wixsite.com/getrootedretreat

 

“Political Holiness: Social Justice as a Spiritual Path” 

Saturday, July 21
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presenter: Art McDonald, PhD 
Cost: $35, includes lunch

“Justice is a constitutive dimension of the Gospel,” wrote a synod of bishops in the 1970s, “but I learned from mentors like St. Dorothy Day, theologian Dorothee Soelle and monk Thomas Merton that justice work is only faithful to the Gospel, personally and socially transformative when it is rooted in prayer, meditation and mysticism (experience of God).”

There will be presentation, quiet reflective time and group sharing.

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