A Virtual Weekend Retreat with Fr. Tom Weston – September 4-6, 2020

A Zoom Weekend Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province
Friday, Sept 4- Sunday, Sept 6, 2020

A Retreat for Those in Recovery

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RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 4:

7:00PM - 8:00PM Presentation

 
Saturday, September 5:
9:15AM - 10:00AM Presentation
11:00AM - 12:00PM Open participant share meeting
12:00PM - 4:30PM Afternoon Break
4:30PM - 5:30PM Presentation
7:00PM - 8:00PM Evening meeting for participants: (3) 20-minute speakers

 
Sunday, September 6:
9:15AM - 10:00AM Presentation
10:00AM- 11:00AM Break
11:00AM - 12:00PM Final Presentation

 
Program Cost: $100 (per internet connection)
Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online

Living at Peace in Difficult Times – Saturday, August 8, 2020

A ZOOM day retreat with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

These are difficult times. We are faced with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the unrest of inequalities within our society.

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SCHEDULE:

10:00 am GATHERING and OPENING PRAYER
Review and celebrate 40 years of the Nisbet Scripture Retreats in images and sound
10:30 am REGARDING COVID
Fr. Jim will expound on this quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:
We are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience. We are Spiritual Beings enduring a human experience.
11:30 am LUNCH BREAK
12:30 pm REGARDING THE UNREST AND INEQUALITIES WITHIN OUR SOCIETY
Recent events of BLM and challenges of the police have raised serious questions. Fr Jim will reflect on Matthew 23:9 – Call no one on earth your father, you have but one Father in heaven.
1:45 pm OUTDOOR MASS IN THE AMPHITHEATER

 
May GOD continue to Lead us and LOVE us!

Cost for the day: $50 (per internet connection)
This is a ZOOM only retreat, the retreat is not open for guest participation in conferences at this time.

2020 Days of Recollection

We are pleased to announce all the Day of Recollection for the coming year, and the name of the presenters.

Each Day of Recollection will begin with Coffee and a snack at 9:30, include two sessions, Mass and lunch, and conclude by 2:15pm.  The suggested offering for the day is $25.

Jan. 3   It’s A New Year: Is It Time to Live A Simpler Life?; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Feb. 7   It Is Tough to Be a Christian in Today’s Social and Political World; Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

LENT

Feb. 26   ASH WEDNESDAY: A Time to Spiritually Mature; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Mar. 4   What Leads Me into Temptation? How Do I Respond?; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Mar. 11   Where Is God Leading Me Today? Am I Willing To Go?; Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Mar. 18   Is Grumbling Against God A Sin? Fr. Ken Laverone OFM – CANCELED

Mar. 25   Do I See as God Sees or Does God See as I See?; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM – CANCELED

Men’s Annual 72nd Retreat – January 17-19, 2020

Retreat Director: Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Being a Man of Faith Today. It’s Not Easy!

 A weekend with men of faith to explore the stirring of God in our lives.  Where and how is God present today?  How does my faith give me hope in time of crisis? What does it take to become more in tune with God's loving presence.

  • $240 per person (double occupancy)
  • $290 per person (single occupancy)
  • $130 per person (commuter rate)

Father Jim Nisbet 39th Annual Scripture Retreat – August 9-11, 2019

Join Fr. Jim as he continues the journey through the Scriptures. It is a time of prayer, study and fellowship, open to all.

Sign-in/registration begin at 2pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm.

Advanced Registration Required. Click the button below.

$25 non-refundable deposit per person

  • $240 Per Person, Shared Room
  • $300 Single Occupancy, Private Room, Limited Space
  • $130 for Commuters

Serenity Sisters Al-Anon Retreat – June 28-30, 2019

Every woman is welcome, no matter what affiliation!

Timeframe: Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday

  • $285.00 per person, shared occupancy
  • $325.00, single occupancy

Retreat Includes:
  • Meetings
  • Creative Space
  • Easy Does It time
  • Writing
  • Sharing
  • Recharging your spirit
Registration/Information:
Kim Herndon
afg.ncwsa@gmail.com

Dietary Requests/Registration (with a check payable to):
Kim Herndon
3080-7 Crumpton Lane
Marina, CA 93933

Deadline to Register:
May 31st, 2019

**Register directly with group and information above not through the St. Francis Retreat Center, please.**

2019 Days of Recollection

We are pleased to announce all the Day of Recollection for the coming year, and the name of the presenters.

Each Day of Recollection will begin with Coffee and a snack at 9:30, include two sessions, Mass and lunch, and conclude by 2:15pm.  The suggested offering for the day is $25.

Jan. 4   Pope Francis, Love in the Family: Amoris Laetitia;  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Feb. 1   Pope Francis, Divorce and Remarriage, an Expanded Pastoral Vision:  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Mar. 1   Pope Francis, A Response to Homosexuality in the Church Today; Amoris Laetitia

LENT

Mar. 6   Ash Wednesday - The Road to Mercy; Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Mar. 13   2nd Sunday Readings:  Where Has God Brought Us In Our Lives?  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Mar. 20   3rd Sunday Readings:  What If We Don't Repent?  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Mar. 27   4th Sunday Readings:  Am I Part of the Old Way or the New Way?  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Apr. 3    5th Sunday Readings:  What Happens When a Sacred Covenant is Broken?  Fr. Paul Botenhagen, OFM

Apr. 10    Passion Sunday:  Liturgies of Holy Week: Meaning and Symbols.  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

May 3   Are We Really hungry Enough?  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

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Sept. 6   Pilgrimage: A Way of Life; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Oct. 4   The Conversions of Francis & What Has Encouraged Me to Conversion?; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Nov. 1   Who Are the Communion of Saints in My Life?; Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

ADVENT

Dec. 4   Am I Ready for God to Do Something New and Different in My Life?; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Dec. 11   Prophets are Necessary but They Are A Real Pain; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Dec. 18   God Speaks in Dreams: How Does God Speak to Me?; Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

71st Annual Men’s Retreat – January 18-20, 2019

Director: Fr. Bobby Barbato, OFM Cap

See, Daily He Humbles Himself:
St. Francis and the Eucharist

St. Francis of Assisi is known for his love of the poor and all of God's creatures. The basis of his spiritual life, however, was the sacrament of the holy Eucharist. In this retreat we will reflect on the ways Francis urges us to celebrate this sacra-ment with devotion to help us live a Christian life in the midst of our busy lives, that we may never forget to thank God daily for His tremendous love.

  • $240 per person (double occupancy)
  • $290 per person (double occupancy)
  • $130 per person (commuter rate)

La Virgen, a Women’s Spirituality Retreat – December 14-16, 2018

Presenter Rosa Apodaca & El Teatro Campesino

Explore the mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Nuestra Virgen de Tepeyac. The weekend experience will include attending a presentation of the play “La Virgin de Tepeyac” at Old Mission San Juan Bautista. The musical play recounts the apparitions of Mary to Juan Diego. This El Teatro Campesino production is well acclaimed.

Rosa is a veteran El Teatro Campesino and has performed in this production.

  • $290.00 per person (single occupancy)
  • $240.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $130 per person (commuter rate)

2018 Days of Recollection

Each Day of Recollection will begin with Coffee and a snack at 9:30, include two sessions, Mass and lunch, and conclude by 2:15pm.  The suggested offering for the day is $25.

Sept. 7  Pope Francis, Call for the Church Today: The Joy of the Gospel; Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Oct. 5    Pope Francis, The Holiness of Creation:  Laudato Si;  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Nov. 2   Pope Francis, Becoming Holy:  Gaudete et Exulate;  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

ADVENT

Dec. 5   Am I Strong & Brave Enough For the End?  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

Dec. 12  Pope Francis and Mary;  Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Dec. 19  Why Should I Rejoice and Be Glad?  Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM

OPEN: St. Francis Retreat will be holding Sunday Mass in our Outdoor Amphitheater every Sunday @ 9:30am.
CLOSED: Normal retreats and Days of Recollection are closed at this time and waiting until we are able to resume operations.
UPCOMING: A Virtual Weekend Retreat with Fr. Murray Bodo – Sept 19-20, 2020
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