Center Connections – October 2019

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– CENTER CONNECTIONS –
News and events at the
CATHOLIC CONFERENCE CENTER
The Director’s Message
Dear Friends:

Fall has finally arrived. There is a little nip in the air, and the sugar maples on the property are showing brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red. I receive great pleasure from the landscaping on the property and marvel at the genius of the original landscape architects. Each season has a beauty of its own, the variety of autumn colors and textures being no exception.

Seeing the maple trees changing colors reminds me of another simple little pleasure at The Center: Maple Bacon Biscuits. This is one of the new breakfast items. Coupled with some cheddar scrambled eggs and fruit, it’s a mouth-watering delight – one of my favorites.

If you’d like to enjoy the changing seasons and a savory breakfast, we’ve got a wonderful Advent retreat coming up by Broken Door Ministries – Blessed, Broken and Scared. Please consider joining us this weekend and ponder the mystery of Jesus bringing blessings upon a broken world, and learning how we in Christ can get beyond our brokenness and do the same. As an added incentive, you’ll also be treated to some maple bacon biscuits for breakfast!

Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan

Director, Catholic Conference Center
PS 81: Open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.

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Upcoming Events
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Advent Retreat

Blessed, Broken and Scared
December 6-8, 2019

The Catholic Conference Center is pleased to have Brian Pusateri lead this year’s Advent retreat. Brian has an amazing story of transformation. From this he delivers a powerful message that explores both brokenness as well as healing and redemption. His life journey was the inspiration for the 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. 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, 4th Day Letters. If you’re interested in signing up for this retreat or finding out more, click here for more information.

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Educating Disciples in Virtue

November 14, 2019
Especially suited for catechists, youth group leaders, faith formation directors, deacons and priest. Click to register.
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25-Oct-19 to 27-Oct-19
Enrichment Weekend

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
A weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.

For information about this weekend, contact Mark Romanik
For more information about Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends, visit their website.

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Life in the Holy Spirit Seminar

November 15-17, 2019
Email Cendi Lopez for more information.
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Women in Recovery Annual Retreat
8-10 Nov 2019
If interested, contact The Center for more information.
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Renovación Carismática Católica
Retiro

Save the date
¡Reserva!

10-Jan – 12-Jan-2020

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Faith Formation In-Service Training

16-Jan-2020
Save the Date

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Give Your Heart Away

January 24 – 26, 2020

Give Your Heart Away is a weekend of service for college students in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Prayer, theological reflection, feasting and fellowship will accompany the service. Some possible service activities include maintenance work at a small retreat center, cleaning/organizing at a women’s resource center, sorting and stocking at local thrift stores, visiting with nursing home residents.

Those who participate have the opportunity to be Christ’s hands, feet, eyes, ears and merciful heart in the world today.
Click here for more information.

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Women’s Silent Ignatian Retreat

March 6-8

The spiritual conferences are preached by the priests of Miles Christi, according to the method and the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Apart from the conferences and time for prayer, each day there will also be Holy Mass, Holy Rosary, and opportunity for confessions.

The retreats will start on Friday at 4 pm and conclude on Sunday at 5 pm.
Click here for more information.

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26-Apr to 13-May-2020
Certified Depth Coach Training

Finally, a new, fully-accredited coach training program specially designed for front-line workers and those who help and respond to the needs of people.

Discover, ways to restore your soul, recover work-life integration and build resilience so that you will be in a better position to coach and support others in need.
Join us in a vibrant course, given by those involved in humanitarian work in 45 countries over 30+ years, to train you to coach and facilitate others in a deeper way – getting closer to the core of who you are and who your clients will become. Our next training is in North Carolina, USA (Modules from December 2019 through April 2020). Or, contact us about training in your country or region.
12 days (90 hours over 3 modules) of ICF accredited dynamic in-person training, supported by virtual coaching and supervision, with access to a curated library of support material. Use the training to complete work towards ACC or PCC full accreditation with the International Coach Foundation.

Sign up today at https://www.vo.coach and click on SIGN ME UP.

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Men’s Silent Ignatian Retreat

May 1-3, 2020

The spiritual conferences are preached by the priests of Miles Christi, according to the method and the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Apart from the conferences and time for prayer, each day there will also be Holy Mass, Holy Rosary, and opportunity for confessions.

The retreats will start on Friday at 4 pm and conclude on Sunday at 5 pm.
Click here for more information.

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Save the Date: May 9, 2020
LYRA Russian Singing Tour Coming Next Spring
The Center is pleased to be the host site for LYRA, a Russian singing group from St. Petersburg specializing in Russian Orthodox sacred and traditional Russian folk music.
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An Advent Retreat You Don’t Want to Miss:
Blessed, Broken, and Scared
December 6-8, 2019
Presented by Brian Pusateri and Broken Door Ministries
Fr. Ed Sheridan to celebrate Mass
Click here for more information.
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