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Retreats and Programs

Heart of a Caregiver, August 18
Time has come to pay tribute to those special people who unselfishly serve our sick, injured, disabled, aging and dying loved ones. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the presenter will be Betty Medley Wallace. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and program.

To register online, click here.


Heart of a Caregiver, August 25
Time has come to pay tribute to those special people who unselfishly serve our sick, injured, disabled, aging and dying loved ones. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the presenter will be Betty Medley Wallace. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and program.

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.

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 online, click here.


Gennesaret Retreat, September 28-30
The Diocese of Owensboro is offering the Gennesaret Retreat at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky., 12 miles west of Owensboro. The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph will host the retreat in their retreat center. The Center can meet the needs of our guests comfortably, as well as providing a beautiful setting for prayer and reflection. The Sisters have graciously offered to extend their hospitality and prayers to support this ministry in our diocese. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support this ministry (as a team member or with a financial donation), or if you are interested in attending a Gennesaret retreat, please call Tom or Amy Payne: 270-686-7739. For more information, click here.

To register online, click here.


Evening with an Ursuline “Entertaining Angels: Living the Works of Mercy in our Everyday Lives,” Oct. 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.

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 online, click here.


2018-2020 Spiritual Direction Training Program begins October 15

Applications are being accepted for the next Spiritual Direction Training Program, which begins the week of Oct. 15, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. The two-year program consists of four weekly training sessions each year. This program prepares participants for the ministry of spiritual direction from a Catholic perspective and in the spirit of the Ursuline founder, Saint Angela Merici. In each weekly session, participants will enter into study, reflection and prayer around a topic fundamental to the understanding and practice of spiritual direction. There will be opportunities for Eucharist, prayer and reflection in an atmosphere of contemplation. The sessions begin at noon Monday and end at 1 p.m. Friday. Under competent supervisors, participants receive intense training, practice and supervision by a coordinating team of religious sisters and educators. Fee includes tuition, meals and accommodations. Attendance is required to receive certification as a spiritual director. Nearly 50 individuals from across the U.S. have completed the program.

Contact Sister Mary Matthias Ward at 270-229-0200 or mary.ward@maplemount.org. The registration deadline is Aug. 31.
Find out more at https://ursulinesmsj.org/conference-retreat-center/spiritual-direction-training-program


Spiritual Director’s Reunion and Retreat, October 19-21
This retreat will focus on how the body-mind-spirit connection influences our well-being, especially our health, happiness and holiness. The participants will learn practical tools and practice techniques to release patterns of stress and free up healing energy to enhance our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health. Come to learn ideas and experience techniques to revitalize and energize yourself and to share with others. Included will be good health habits, stress management and how to use prayer, mindfulness, and forgiveness to improve yourself. For more information, click here.

To register online, click here.


Marian Retreat Day, October 20
The Marian Retreat Day will be led by Monsignor Bernard Powers, a retired priest from the Diocese of Owensboro who holds a master’s degree in spirituality. It will include opportunities for solitude, confession and communal prayer. Retreat hours are 9:30 a.m.­ to 2:30 p.m. The fee is $25 which includes lunch.

To register online, click here.


Falling in Love, Staying in Love and Finding God in it All, October 26-28
Presented by Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen, they invite couples to reflect on their marriage journey. The cost is $360 per couple which includes retreat, meals and overnight accommodations. There is a 10% discount if paid by September 26th. Click here to see a brochure.

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 relaxing time to work on your projects.

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.

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 online, click here.


Pope Francis and Prayer, November 16-18
Presented by Father Joe Merkt, this weekend retreat will focus on Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation on the Universal Call to Holiness. Check in time is 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The program will end after lunch on Sunday, Nov. 18. The cost is $180 which includes retreat, meals and overnight accommodations. For commuters, the cost is $130 which includes retreat and meals. There is a 10% discount if paid by October 16.

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.

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 online, click here.


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.

To register online, click here.


Shame and The Addictive Trap, December 14-16
What is your addiction? Do you truly love yourself? Presented by Rev. Charlie Wehrley, C.Ss.R. The cost is $180 which includes retreat, meals and overnight accommodations. For commuters, the cost is $130 which includes meals and retreat. There is a 10% discount if paid by November 14.

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