Blessed, Broken, and Scared

Blessed, Broken, and Scared

Advent Retreat
7:00 PM Friday December 6
11:00 AM Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Jesus was born into a broken world and filled it with blessings. What keeps us from unwrapping so great a gift? The answer lies in our brokenness and our fear. In the retreat, participants will discover how God’s mercy can heal our own brokenness, conquer our fear, and lead us to become a ‘gift’ to others.

The Catholic Conference Center joins with Broken Door Ministries to offer a unique two day Advent retreat: Blessed, Broken and Scared.

The retreat master author and speaker Brian Pusateri. Brian life was changed in 2011. During an eight day silent retreat he emerged with a powerful message placed on his heart of unconditional love. Since then, Brian has been impacting others all over the country and around the world with his talks, weekly letters, and retreats. His life journey was the inspiration for book, The Broken Door. He is the founder of Broken Door Ministries whose mission is to empower people to address their areas of brokenness and begin a healing process with the help of Jesus and committed brothers and sisters in Christ. Brian has led numerous parish missions and retreats across the country (see testimonials), has a new DVD series just being released and is finishing his first book. Brian regularly emails a popular newsletter, The 4th Day Letters.
In addition to the sessions, the author of “The Broken Door” will be present to talk about the book itself. Sunday Vigil Mass will be celebrated Saturday evening by Fr. Ed Sheridan, with time for confession will be available Saturday afternoon.
The price includes all meals, lodging, taxes and retreat materials. Each room at The Center has been recently renovated and is equipped with two full-sized beds and a private bath. The Center has a dining area with a full-time chef who will prepare a hot breakfast and full, three course meals for both lunch and dinner. In addition to delicious food and well-appointed lodging, other main features of The Center are its beautiful architecture, various sacred spaces, and 180 acres of both wooded trails and nicely manicured lawns.

Program Talks and Discussions:

Friday, December 6
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Arrival
7:00 PM 1st Session: Making a Route Correction
8:15 PM Discussion and Social
Saturday, December 7
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 2nd Session: Blessed, Broken, and Scared
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 3rd Session: Shared, Part I
3:00 PM Confession/Adoration
5:00 PM Holy Mass – 2nd Sunday of Advent
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Joseph Galloway THE BROKEN DOOR talk and book signing
7:30 PM Social
Sunday, December 8
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 4th Session: Shared, Part II
10:30 AM Depart

Pricing is as follows:

Private room and bath: $235 per person, includes all meals, retreat materials, and lodging.
Shared room and bath: $185 per person, includes all meals, retreat materials, and lodging.
Commuter: $80 per person, includes all meals and retreat materials.

Any questions, contact Cathy Webb at or Deacon Scott Gilfillan at,or call 828.328.7441.

Register now. Space is limited to 50 participants (minimum of 12 participants required).

This is just the weekend get-away you’ll need to prepare for the Christmas season and the New Year!

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