Prayers for Healing is a monthly setting of evening prayer that begins Monday, September 9, and continues the first Monday of each month throughout the year. Evenings will include sung psalms, Sacred Scripture, silence, prayers for petition and a spoken reflection. All are centered on various needs for healing, both individually and as a community of faith. Open to all faith traditions. Reservations are not necessary.
Dates: Septmeber 9, October 7, November 4, December 2 in 2019 and January 6, February 3, March 2, (no April), and May 4 in 2020
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Earth Tones ministry reflects our reverence for Earth by encouraging an understanding and awareness of God and nature. Volunteers help us continue our community gardens, chickens and apiary operations, which supply produce, eggs and honey to food banks to help reduce food insecurity among our neighbors.
We appreciate your contribution to help us maintain our contemplative space, whether it’s for an hour or for the entire day! Tasks may include but are not limited to: weeding, gardening, labyrinth maintenance, grapevine pruning, statue painting, wood chopping and weed whacking.
Please RSVP to Luke Badaczewski at email@example.com or 724-869-6550 at least one week before each Work Day and let us know if you will be staying for lunch, which is provided. Email reminders will be sent 2 weeks prior to each work day. Weather related cancellations will be announced the Friday before each work day.
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Join the Sisters of St. Joseph for farm fresh foods, seasonal libations, the sounds of local bluegrass band, Well Strung, and a toast to the Sisters of St. Joseph 150th Anniversary.
Master chefs from Cura Hospitality will use produce from the Sisters’ gardens and locally raised meat to create a menu of delicious selections. Creekside Beer, Bruster’s Ice Cream and Beaver Falls Coffee Company will join in for added local flavor. Tour our community gardens and learn more about the Sisters’ history as farmers.
Historical and Garden Tours
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner and Entertainment
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Summer casual attire and comfortable shoes. Seating is limited.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Sisters’ community gardens, apiary and henhouse and other local garden partners working to reduce food insecurity in our community.
The Ignatian Eight-Week Retreat in Everyday Life mirrors the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, but in an abbreviated format. Retreatants go about their everyday life, but commit to pray each day, following a guided structure of readings and reflections. We will gather weekly for these eight weeks to share the fruit of each one’s prayer.
Date and time: Wednesday afternoon session 1:30-3:00 PM or evening session 6:30-8:00 PM
Fall Dates: September 25 through November 13
Lent/Easter Retreat Dates: March 4 through April 22
Retreat Director: Kathy Fletcher Wray
The “19th Annotation” is a version of the Spiritual Exercises designed for people who cannot be away for 30 days to do the Exercises as they were originally practiced. Most of the time, this “retreat in everyday life” is done by people who have daily commitments, but who feel called to pray the Spiritual Exercises.
The Exercises are extended over several months and the retreatants commit to weekly prayer practices, readings and meditations. Often, the 19th Annotation is done in small groups. The group will meet weekly to receive new material from the leader, discuss how the Exercises are going for them and share some prayer practices together. Each person in the group will also see a spiritual director for the duration of the retreat.
Dates: Every Tuesday from 1:00-2:15 PM from October 1, 2019 – May 12, 2020
Retreat Directors: Sister Catherine Higgins, CSJ, and Father Philip Fogarty, SJ
Bring the whole family (and furry friends) for Mass, a Blessing of the Animals and a Potluck Supper on our grounds!
This event for the whole family (and furry friends) will be held outdoors, weather permitting, on our beautiful grounds. Please bring lawn chairs!
There is no rain date; check our Facebook Page and website for cancellation.
Schedule of events:
4:00 p.m. Mass (anticipated for Sunday)
4:30 p.m. Blessing of Animals
5:00 p.m. Potluck Supper
We will provide hot dogs, drinks and dessert. Please bring a side dish to share.