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A little history, and a question:
Many people have delighted me with stories about the history of the conference center. One of the first was Teresa Abernethy Harrow. As a little girl, she often visited her grandparent’s farm known as the Abernethy Farm. Thirty years ago, that pastoral farmstead became the main property of the Catholic Conference Center.
Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan
Director, Catholic Conference Center
Menus for the New Year!
Executive Chef Kris Cordes has packaged together some unbelievable, mouth-watering sample menus for the upcoming year. Check them out below. Breakfast is not shown, but includes options with seasoned eggs, creamy grits, and cheddar hash browns, and two one-of-a-kind delights: Maple Bacon Biscuits and French Toast Casserole. Bon appetit!
Chapel gets a new look
New statues hand-carved out of olive wood by a family in Bethlehem are resting upon new, custom-built walnut shelves. A big thanks to all of your support. The chapel is definitely a place where you’ll want to spend some time next time you visit.
Reading the Signs of the Times through the Eyes of St. Francis
Don’t miss this opportunity to find joy and hope, even when the world around you seems to have lost its way. Experience this one of a kind retreat, help dispel the darkness of our present time and tap into the source of unbridled joy and hope that Saint Francis found in a culture gone awry. Franciscan Friar Father Peter Tremblay will be the retreat master and will offer a unique perspective on emerging trends and a Franciscan response. Participants will discover ways to deepen their faith, enliven their hope, and share that same joy of St. Francis in the midst of challenging times.
Register NOW. Time is running out.
Marriage Preparation Workshop
The Family Life program of the Diocese of Charlotte offers one-day marriage preparation workshops to help couples continue to build a solid foundation for their marriage. The format for the workshop includes presentations, journaling, private partner-to-partner discussions, and small and large group discussions. Workshop topics include:
Marriage as Sacrament and Covenant
Families of Origin and Procreation
Marital Sexuality and Natural Family Planning
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Money and Finances
Domestic Church: Couple’s Evangelization Retreat
The retreat is focused on learning to utilize the graces of the sacrament of matrimony in your daily life in order to help you, your spouse and family on your path to heaven. Time for prayer, mass, spiritual talks, and "wasting time together" with your spouse. Come strengthen your marriage with a program designed by a priest from Poland who was friends with Saint JPII.
Deposit needed by July 21st.
Women’s Walk With Christ Weekend
Faith Formation In-Service Training
Spiritual Retreat for Women
Do you feel like your soul is tired and out of shape? Join other women in the area for a 3-day spiritual recharge. Detach from daily distractions while you reflect on your spiritual journey. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, encounter a deeper intimacy with God and your call to holiness through daily Mass, guided meditations, confession, adoration, spiritual direction and interior silence. For more information, contact Kate Boschini or visit website for more information, or click here to register.
11-13 Oct 2019
Women in Recovery Annual Retreat
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"Come away to a secluded place and rest awhile." Mk 6:31
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