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First Friday of Recollection – May 7, 2021

The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province Present
First Friday of Recollection with Fr. Charlie Smiech

TOPIC: Mary, Mother of Jesus

DATE & TIME:
Friday Morning, May 7, 2021
From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Zoom Event

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TOPIC: “Mary, Mother of Jesus”
In Evan gelii Guad ium , we read:
“Mary is able to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small. She constantly contemplates the mystery of God in our world, in human history and in our daily lives. She is the woman of prayer and work in Nazareth, and she is also Our Lady of Help, who sets out from her town “with haste” (Lk 1:39) to be of service to others”.

Celebrating this humble yet ever strong woman, we will evaluate this chosen one of God, and her fine example to us, how to live as humble servants of Christ. We will recognize that in her poverty she held the precious gift of God. The questions that we will take into consideration; Do we reflect to others the Christ within us through our words and activities? I hope that you will be able to join us as we Mary, the woman we honor in the month of May. Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for Us.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Fr. Charlie Smiech, OFM was ordained in 1981, having more than 25 year ’s experience in retreat ministry. He is well-versed in Catholic tradition and Franciscan spirituality offering, deep spiritual guidance to assist groups and individuals mature in their faith. Fr. Charlie is “contemplative by nature, “however, his message is full of ife and joy.

COST:
$10.00 per person (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

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Cioppino Fundraiser – Sunday, May 23, 2021 — 11am to 2pm



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Price: $40 per person

Order Deadline: Wednesday, May 19th

Call: 831-623-4234

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Crab ‘n Go Fundraiser – Sunday, March 7, 2021 — 10:30am to 4:00pm

Menu Cracked Crab - 1.5 lbs per person Green Salad & Dressing Pasta Marinara French Bread & Butter Aioli & Lemons

Price: $50 per person Limited to first 50 orders

Call: 831-623-4234

First Friday of Recollection – March 5th, 2021

The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province Present
First Friday of Recollection with Sr. Celeste Crine, OSF

DATE & TIME: Friday Morning, March 5, 2021
From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Zoom Event

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TOPIC:
In this month of hearts, valentines and love, give yourself the gift of a morning. Pause to consider the meaning of Emerson’s words: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” What will this inspire for your spiritual journey?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Celeste Crine is a Sister of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Her ministries have included education, formation, Associate Pastor and over 30 years as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. She feels her mission in life is to illumine for others the rhythm of participation and recollection which gives meaning to her life and may create meaning in the lives of others.

COST:
$10.00 per person (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

Lenten Days of Recollection 2021

Wednesdays of Lent
Presented on Zoom by The Retreat Centers of St. Barbara Province
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SCHEDULE:
9:00 AM Opening Prayer, & Session 1
10:00 AM Session 2
11:00 AM Mass and closing

COST:
$10.00 per session (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

DATES:
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Now is the Acceptable Time.
God’s Grace is Now.

Fr. Ken Laverone, OFM

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Am I One of God’s Chosen Ones? If So, how Does God Treat Those Not Chosen?
Fr. Paul Botenhagen, OFM

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
What Is in My Heart? Does It Need to Be Broken Open Before It Can Be Healed?
Fr. Ken Laverone, OFM

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Earning My Way to Communion with God.
Is This What We Must Do?

Fr. Paul Botenhagen, OFM

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
It’s Not Easy to See Something Die, Even Though I Know That New Life Will Come.
Fr. Ken Laverone, OFM

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Am I Dressed in the Attitude of Christ?
Fr. Paul Botenhagen, OFM

First Friday of Recollection – February 5th, 2021

The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province Present
First Friday of Recollection with Sr. Celeste Crine, OSF

DATE & TIME: Friday Morning, February 5, 2021
From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Zoom Event

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TOPIC:
In this month of hearts, valentines and love, give yourself the gift of a morning. Pause to consider the meaning of Emerson’s words: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” What will this inspire for your spiritual journey?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Celeste Crine is a Sister of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Her ministries have included education, formation, Associate Pastor and over 30 years as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. She feels her mission in life is to illumine for others the rhythm of participation and recollection which gives meaning to her life and may create meaning in the lives of others.

COST:
$10.00 per person (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

Advent Days of Recollection – December 2020

Online Virtual Retreat - Each Wednesday of Advent - See Event Flyer

SCHEDULE:
10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer/Presentation
11:00 a.m. Eucharist
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. Presentation

COST:
$10.00 per session (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

DATES:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Theme: God Comes to All Who Are Patient
Presenter: Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Has Creeping Joy Found Its Way into My Life
Presenter: Fr. Paul Bottenhagen OFM

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
God Speaks to Me Where I Live
Presenter: Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
A New Light Shines into My Darkness
Presenter: Fr. Paul Bottenhagen OFM

First Friday Days of Recollection – December 4, 2020

A Zoom Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province

Presenter: Margaret Riley and Jesse Manibusan

Topic: Prepare for Christmas by journeying into your “Inner Self,” to create room for the Christ Child to be born once again within you. Take a step back from the pressing concerns of everyday life and reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships with God, with your family and friends, with the church and with the world in which you live.

About the Presenter: Margaret Riley has been a Spiritual Director since 2008, when she became certified via the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Her Spiritual roots are Christian in the Roman Catholic Church, but in her practice as a Spiritual Director and retreat presenter, she enjoys companioning spiritual seekers from any tradition (or no tradition). Margaret obtained a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, Ca. (FST/GTU) in 2004. She has joyfully lived in the Bay Area for over 31 years and has been a full-time Minister in the Diocese of Oakland since 1994.

Jesse Manibusan is recognized internationally as a unique and dynamic singer, storyteller, humorist, catechist and evangelizer. He is a composer (Open My Eyes) and clinician for Oregon Catholic Press, and a volunteer music minister at his parish in Pacifica, CA.  In his mind, Jesse is a Zumba Instructor.  In his mind.  With over 40 years in professional ministry, all 50 states, 6 Canadian provinces, numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and his very own homeland, GUAM!  In this season of pandemic, Jesse travels only via ZOOM, Webex and related virtual highwys.

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Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Program Cost: $10 (per internet connection - Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

St Joseph Parish Retreat – Saturday, November 21st

Presented by Fr. Ken Laverone, OFM

Topic: To live in a world of pandemic, upheaval in society and church, and natural disasters is a challenge in our lives today. We will look at Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, for encouragement to live as brothers and sisters in our world in turmoil. Pope Francis presents his vision of how humanity must respond to the needs of the 21st. Century.

About the Presenter: F.r Ken Laverone is currently the Executive Director of St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista. He has degrees in Spirituality and Canon Law. He has served as a pastor, retreat presenter, teacher, and canon lawyer. He has been a priest for 41 years and a Franciscan Friar for 23 years.

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Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2020
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 PM
Program Cost: $20 (per internet connection - Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

First Friday Days of Recollection – November 6, 2020

A Zoom Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province

Presenter: Fr. Ken Laverone, OFM

Topic: To live as brothers and sisters in a world of pandemic, social upheaval, and natural disaster using Pope Francis’ new Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, in which Pope Francis presents his vision of how humanity must respond to the needs of the 21st century.

About the Presenter: Fr. Ken is currently the Executive Director of St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista. He has degrees in Spirituality and Canon Law. He has served as a pastor, retreat presenter, teacher, and canon lawyer. He has been a priest for 41 years and a Franciscan Friar for 23 years.

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Program Cost: $10 (per internet connection - Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

OPEN: St. Francis Retreat will be holding Sunday Mass in our Outdoor Amphitheater every Sunday @ 9:30am.
CLOSED: Normal retreats are closed at this time and waiting until we are able to resume operations.
UPCOMING EVENTS: First Friday of Recollection – May 7th, 2021, 9am-12pm
Cioppino Fundraiser - Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
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