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)

A Virtual Weekend Retreat with Fr. Murray Bodo – September 19-20, 2020

A Zoom Weekend Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lessons from St. Francis in a Time of COVID Pandemic

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RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 19, 2020:

8:30 am Talk 1:
The Wonder of the Incarnation and the Paradox of Gospel Poverty
10:30 am Talk 2:
Talk 2: How to Live the Gospel: Go and Repair My House
We are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience. We are Spiritual Beings enduring a human experience.
1:30 am Talk 3:
How to be a Peace-Maker
3:30 pm Talk 4:
All Creatures are Our Brothers and Sisters

 
Sunday, September 20, 2020:
10:00 am Mass:
Theme: The Joy of Humble Praise and Service of God

 
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

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.

Annual Women’s Retreat – June 5-7, 2020 – CANCELLED

Retreat Director: Beth Jordan

On Sisterhood – The Sacred Friendship of Women

For most of us, our friendships with women fill our lives with meaning and keep us grounded. Throughout Biblical times women have been called by God to model holy lives and be witnesses of God’s grace. Come join us as we celebrate our sacred friendships and discover the gifts of our foremothers.

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

Postponed until we are able to resume operations.

Father Jim Nisbet 40th Annual Scripture Retreat – August 7-9, 2020 – CANCELLED

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 begins 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

Postponed until we are able to resume operations.

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

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 with Sr. Celeste Crine, OSF – February 5th, 2021, 9am-12pm
Lenten Days of Recollection – Wednesdays, February 17th - March 24th, 2021
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