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Retreats and Programs

Preaching for the sake of God’s People: A Workshop for Catholic Priests and Deacons, November 29
This workshop will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will be lead by Father Ray Goetz, Diocese of Owensboro and Father Alex Zenthoefer, Diocese of Evansville. It can be a rather daunting task to take on the responsibility of opening the Word of God to those God sets before us. And it should be! Father Ray will share how to break open the Word through narrative preaching. Jesus often used parables when teaching/preaching. They were stories he and his listeners were familiar with. Our personal stories, and those we have heard along the way, can provide us with excellent material. He will offer useful tips for discovering and using stories/parables in our preaching. Father Alex will share his experience gained through his doctoral work of preaching to highlight the tools available for preachers today. What questions should we be asking as preachers of God’s Word? What do we expect our people to hear and are they hearing it? The cost is $25 for the program and lunch. To register, call 270-229-0206, email retreatcenter@maplemount.org. For more information, click here.


Advent Day of Prayer, December 1
Join us from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for this special day of prayer. This Advent Day will prepare us for this holy time of waiting. It will be led by Monsignor Bernard Powers. The fee $25 (includes lunch).

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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.

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Knights of Columbus Retreat, December 7-8
The retreat will begin on December 7th at 6 p.m. and end on December 8 at 3 p.m. The presenters for this retreat are Msgr. Bernard Powers and Father Richard Powers. The presentation will focus on the victory of the world is our faith–remember that you are Catholics. The cost is $75.  The first 20 men who register will only be charged $60! For more information, click here.

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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.

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Advent with Bishop William Medley, December 13
Come and join us in prayer from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $20 which includes meal and program.

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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 Lisa Sills at (270) 229-0206, by fax: 270-229-0279, or by email at retreatcenter@maplemount.org.