FOUNDATIONS - EXPLORING OUR FAITH TOGETHER
Foundations, "Exploring Our Faith Together" is a faith enrichment program for adults offered in the fall and spring of each liturgical year. Parishes choose topics from a prepared list and sessions ranging from 1 to 5 evenings are arranged. The final schedule is published in September and January and also posted on the Diocesan website. Resource people for parish retreats are also available upon request.
Contact: Contact: Sharon Powell at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, second floor, Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.
Phone: (306) 242-1500 or direct line: (306) 659-5831 or toll free: 1-877-661-5005, Extension 831. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENT 2013: "Be Still and Know That I Am God" - A Lenten Prayer Retreat Experience.
During this Year of Faith, the diocesan Foundations: ‘Exploring Our Faith Together’ office and the Cathedral of the Holy Family present a Lenten prayer retreat experience – “Be Still and Know That I Am God” (Psalm 46:10) – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road (Attridge and Forestry Farm Park Drive) in Saskatoon
Pre-registration is not required.
There is no fee, but there will be an opportunity to make a free will offering at the door.
Each session will include time for prayer. Participants can attend any one or all sessions, as they wish.
You Are God’s Beloved
Mona Goodman February 14
Your image of God creates you. Prayerfully reflecting on scripture and Henri Nouwen’s book Life of the Beloved, we will experience God’s love for us, ground ourselves in God’s love, and know that we are God’s beloved.
An Intimate Conversation Between Friends
Christy Dupuis February 21
St. Therese of Lisieux said: "Prayer is just a conversation between friends" - what does that mean and how can we begin to cultivate a friendship with God through prayer?
Lectio Divina - Praying with Scripture
Sr. Dianne Sehn February 28
Lectio Divina, an ancient art, practiced at one time by all Christians, is a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures. Praying with this form enables us to discover in our daily life an underlying spiritual rhythm. Within this rhythm we discover an increasing ability to offer more of ourselves to God and to accept the embrace that God is continuously extending to us.
Prayer in the Style of Taizé
Garth Horn March 7
Taizé prayer is simple, welcoming, relaxed, ecumenical and meditative. This style of prayer is engaging thousands all over the world with a simple focus on the presence of Christ, the beauty of music and the simplicity of silence. Simply sit down, and let the music, the singing and the silence draw you deeply into inner peace, for healing and inspiration.
Fr. Kevin McGee March 14 / March 21
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation: prayer where we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. Centering Prayer’s source is the indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Its purpose is to draw us into a more intimate relationship with God by surrendering to God's presence. Centering Prayer prepares us to receive the pure Gift of God's presence.