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Retreats and Programs

 


 Focus on Faith: New Book Study on Revelation, February 8
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of a new monthly book study.  The class will begin on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


A Contemplative Weekend, February 9-11
Slow down…Catch your breath…Find your calm. This weekend on Feb. 9-11 allows personal time to journey with God and with self. Spiritual direction is available for those who wish it. Relax and spend time at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. The $180 fee includes meals and accommodations. Contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Yarn Spinners Retreat Weekend,  February 16-18
Anyone who enjoys yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting is welcome to attend the Feb. 16-18 Arts at the Mount spinning weekend at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All skill levels are welcome. The weekend will include workshops and relaxing time to work on your projects. For information on room rates or costs and to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “The New Evangelization: Why We Embrace It”, March 6
Sister Suzanne Sims, OSU will talk about “God’s Word is unpredictable in its power.” These words of Pope Francis help us to realize that it is God who “first loved us” and calls us to “go forth” boldly, patiently, and compassionately to “bear fruit that will last.” The first step may be the most difficult and the most fruitful. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


 Focus on Faith, March 8
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of a new monthly book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


 Spring Women’s Retreat: Martha and Mary, March 16-18
“Essential Questions: What Martha and Mary Can Teach Us” is the theme of a March 16-18 spring women’s retreat at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. Most discussions of these two Gospel women focus on the frazzled worker Martha compared to her quiet, prayerful sister Mary. We will consider these stories from a different approach. During presentations that peel back the layers of the Gospel stories, quiet reflection, group sharing and celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, retreatants will explore the links between Mary and Martha and their own lives. The retreat leader is Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean for Brescia University. The $180 fee includes meals and accommodations. Commuters can attend for $130. Take 10 percent off if paid in full by Feb. 16. To register, contact Kathy McCarty, 270-229-0206 or e-mail kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. A brochure can be found at ursulinesmsj.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Confirmation Retreat Day for all parishes, March 17
Are you planning the sacrament of Confirmation this year? Plan your Confirmation retreat day on Saturday, March 17 at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. Together with others, you will talk about prayer, your relationship with God and the sacrament of Confirmation. Explore values, trust, cooperation and service, and celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. This retreat will be led by Ursuline Sister Michael Marie Friedman. The event takes place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The $25 fee includes lunch. All parishes are invited. Please register by Feb. 17. Contact Kathy McCarty, 270-229-0206 or e-mail kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Yarn Spinners Retreat Weekend, March 23-25
Anyone who enjoys yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting is welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount spinning weekend at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All skill levels are welcome. The weekend will include workshops and relaxing time to work on your projects. For information on room rates or costs and to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Spirituality of Aging”, April 3
Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU will talk about how aging is the natural progression of life. One of the keys of living our later years well is being grateful for each new day. It is also helpful to find ways to reach out and serve others. Seniors who reach out in service tend to be much happier than those who spend their time in self–absorption. Sister Marietta will help us explore ways to age in a healthy manner. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


A Retreat for Gardeners, April 7

In the Unsettling of America: Culture And Agriculture Wendell Berry writes, “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrected, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” During this retreat, we will enter the sanctuary of the soil together to explore sacred agriculture. We will put sacramental theology, as articulated by Pope Francis, the United States Conferences of Catholic Bishops, and others, in conversation with the work of Wendell Berry and Annie Dillard as we engage relational or systems thinking through the themes of soil, roots, and mycorrhiza to uncover the Body of Christ in fresh, new ways. And we will do some nature writing ourselves as we reflect deeply upon our relationship with God and Creation through gardening. Please wear casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 which includes meal and program. For more information, click here.


Focus on Faith, April 12
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Administrative Professionals Day, April 25
A day for receptionists, secretaries, administrative assistants, and anyone who fits in this category. There will be quiet time following talks on the theology of work along with scripture verses followed by reflection questions, also group participation. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $25 and it includes program and lunch. For more information, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Angela Merici—Stages of Her Life”, May 1
Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU will begin the evening with the new DVD of the title and will continue with the share of some of the experiences that we have as we travel through Brescia, Italy in the spring of 2018. It will be a personal trip with Angela through the eyes of a traveler who is walking in her footsteps. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, May 10
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Yarn Spinners Retreat Weekend, June 1-3
Anyone who enjoys yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting is welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount spinning weekend at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All skill levels are welcome. The weekend will include workshops and relaxing time to work on your projects. For information on room rates or costs and to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Praying with the Ordinary”, June 5
Sister Ann McGrew, OSU will be leading this special presentation. As children we were asked: Where is? We learned to answer: God is everywhere. As adults, we appreciate this mystery in a different way than as a child . God is everywhere. There is no event that God cannot speak through. All of life is grace. All moments of our everyday can call us to prayer. Together we will recall some ordinary moments in our everyday that draws us to an awareness of God which is prayer. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, June 14
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “History of Mount Saint Joseph Ursuline Sisters”, August 7
Sister Catherine Marie Lauterwasser, OSU will talk about how the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph have a rich history that goes back to the 16th century when Saint Angela Merici started the Company of Saint Ursula. At the request of Father Paul Joseph Volk, five Ursuline Sisters came from Louisville in 1874 to establish a school in western Daviess County at the site that is now Maple Mount, Kentucky. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, August 9
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Yarn Spinners Retreat Weekend, August 10-12
Anyone who enjoys yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting is welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount spinning weekend at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All skill levels are welcome. The weekend will include workshops and relaxing time to work on your projects. For information on room rates or costs and to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Hospitality”, September 4
 This special evening will be presented by Sister Pam Mueller, OSU. Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, September 13
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Entertaining Angels: Living the Works of Mercy in our Everyday Lives”, October 2
This special evening will be presented by Sister Jacinta Powers, OSU and Sister Monica Seaton, OSU. “In the fulfillment of your duties, let your intentions be so pure that you reject from your actions any other motive than the glory of God and the Salvation of souls.“–St. Angela Merici
The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, October 11
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Yarn Spinners Retreat Weekend, November 2-4
Anyone who enjoys yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting is welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount spinning weekend at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All skill levels are welcome. The weekend will include workshops and relaxing time to work on your projects. For information on room rates or costs and to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org. Click here for more info.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “The Touch of Beauty—The Touch of God”, November 6
Sister Ruth Gehres, OSU will talk about how and where do we experience beauty? In this presentation we will explore beauty as it touches us every day, and delve into some new possibilities for bringing beauty into our lives. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, November 8
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Advent and the O Antiphons”, December 4
During the final days of the Advent Season, the Church prays the O Antiphons. Each one highlights a title of the Messiah. Each one refers to the prophecy of Isaiah of the coming Messiah. Recall the verses of the hymn “O come, O come, Emmanuel“. Each verse of this hymn is an O Antiphon. The dominant theme of the O Antiphons is one of hoping and waiting for Jesus to come. Together, with Sister Ann McGrew, OSU, we will explore these special Advent prayers. The dinner and presentation is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


Focus on Faith, December 13
“Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today,” is the focus of our book study.  The class will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The study of Michael Barber’s book will be led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew. The $20 fee per class includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org

To register online, click here.


 

The Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center offers quality programs at affordable prices. For these programs, the staff provides an atmosphere of hospitality while meeting the needs of the individual and group.

For additional program descriptions, pricing information, registration, or scheduling of facilities, please contact Kathy McCarty at (270) 229-0206, by fax: 270-229-0279, or by email at kathy.mccarty@maplemount.org