Star of the North Retreat Centre
3A St. Vital Avenue
St. Albert, AB
Encounter St. Kateri Retreat
April 16-18, 2021 at Star of the North
Online: $90 | Live-In: $250 (limited)
Celebrate with us the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), also known as Lily of the Mohawks, the first Indigenous saint of North America.
This weekend retreat—April 16-18th—will focus on the relevance of St. Kateri’s spirit today, her relationship with our Creator God and the gifts of creation. Our facilitator is Sr. Kateri Mitchell, SSA, a Sister of St. Ann who was born and raised on the St. Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York, southern Ontario and Quebec. She has been a teacher and school administrator, worked full time in several forms of Indigenous pastoral ministry and served for 20 years as executive director of the international Tekakwitha Conference.
Healing the Healers: Recognizing Spiritual Suffering
April 23-24, 2021 at Star of the North
Healing the Healers is an internationally acclaimed workshop affirming that our quality of life is enhanced when we do not live in fear or denial of suffering and death.
Each workshop is a creative blend of best practices, instruction, personal reflection, multimedia presentations and inspiring rituals from the world’s great wisdom traditions. The workshops are followed up with monthly Circles of Trust.
In Recognizing Spiritual Suffering, participants will:
Radical Recovery & Relational Healing: Grounding Ourselves in a Broader Spirituality of Recovery
May 7-9, 2021 | Online Retreat: $90
This is a recovery workshop based on videos by addictions expert Dr. Gabor Maté and best-selling author Dr. Brené Brown. It is facilitated by Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie.
Dr. Maté, the former staff physician at the Portland Hotel harm-reduction facility in Vancouver, has decades of experience working with patients challenged by life-threatening addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C and HIV.
Dr. Maté’s message calls for a compassionate approach to helping alcohol and drug addicts, and gives greater attention to the impact our environment has on addiction.
For the many behavioural or “softer” addicts among us, he urges us to address the void addiction is meant to fill. This workshop will be an interactive blend of input, fellowship, laughter, meetings, mutual support, and time for reflection and journaling.
Register at starofthenorth.ca/recovery
Providence Renewal Centre
3005 119 St NW
Register at providencerenewal.ca or call 780-701-1854
Bloom Where You’re Planted
Especially for Moms!
Via Zoom with Ruth Heine
“Spirituality is seeded, germinates, sprouts and blossoms in the mundane.
It is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities”
Mothering in all ways can be an indescribable blessing. It can also be full of constant demands leaving little time to connect with yourself and with God. You’re invited to come and explore a few ways of nurturing some simple spiritual practices to awaken your awareness of God’s presence and movement in your life. Learn how to create some intentional space with habits that can work for your unique personality and situation. We will look at various tools that can help you bloom right where you’re planted to keep your spirit nourished as you grow in God’s love.
If you plan to attend with young ones who might be in the background and or need to be with you just let us know when you register, and Ruth will accommodate the possibility of that in her planning.
Wednesday May 5 (10:00-11:30 a.m.)
# 14280 $25. Register by April 28
Ruth Heine has spent most of her life working with families in a variety of settings including operating a Dayhome and a Doula practice. Ruth has also held several parish roles facilitating music, faith development and neighborhood engagement. Ruth has been through Mission Shaped Ministry and Spiritual Formation Leadership programs and is passionate about creatively integrating the Gospel message into the contexts of everyday living.
1225 Township Rd. 535
Parkland County, Alberta
Public masses have returned to MCSC. Note that each person is required to bring and wear a mask. Since we are in a rural location, registrations will be done on site, once you arrive at MCSC. For more information, visit