PROGRAMMES AND REGISTRATIONS

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH & APRIL

QUICK FIND

Celebrating Mercy

 

Christian Meditation

 

Cultural Diversity

Dreamwork

Enneagram for 2020

 
Ecumenism & Interfaith

Evening events

 

LENT

Intergenerational Forum

International Day of the Older Person
 
Ignatian Spirituality

Meditation 

 

Muffin Meetings / Morning Events

MUSIC

RETREATS

Afternoon Retreat

 
One Day Retreats / Reflection Days

Weekend Retreat

 

Four Day Retreats

Five Day Retreats

 

Spiritual Direction / Companioning

 

Tikanga Maori

Treaty of Waitangi

WORKSHOPS

You are invited to join us...

Registrations necessary

Contact the office on 09 638 6238 or email info@mercyspiritualitycentre.org.nz

Who is my Neighbour? This workshop is based on Laudato Si’ and Care of the Environment, especially focusing on the challenges faced by many Pacific Island nations.  Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10.00am – 5.00pm
BRIDGET CRISP rsm

Fee: $35 incl. lunch, tea/coffee.

Spirituality & Art: The Virgin Mary
Born of a woman. What art tells us about the life and death of the Virgin Mary.  Monday, 2 March 2020, 10.00am-1.30pm
MARY BARKER

Fee: $25 incl. lunch, tea/coffee.

Rejoice & Sing
Be refreshed and inspired through silence, prayer, sharing and song.  Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 10.00am-1.30pm
Fr CHRIS SKINNER sm
Fee: $25 incl. lunch, tea/coffee.

You are invited to join the senior sisters of different religious orders for some Sabbatical Modules open to all.

Dreamwork 202 Workshops 2020

Practising Dreamwork Skills (3 hrs each)

These workshops are open to people who have previously attended an introductory workshop, and seek to improve their skills. Each session requires 3-6 participants, each bringing a dream for the others to work with, coached by Margaret.

Presenter   Margaret Bowater

Date           Friday mornings, 10.00am-1.00pm

                   31 Jan, 17 Apr, 26 Jun, 28 Aug, 30 Oct, 4 Dec

Fee             $45.00 per session sessions.
                   Booking essential.

Weekly Meditation

Date              Starting 10 and 13 February

Time             Mondays, 7.30pm and Thursdays, 1.30pm

Fee                Koha/Donation

Christian Meditation is offered in the Chapel by Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm every Monday, evening 7.30-8.15pm and Thursday, 1.30-2.15pm (new time for 2020). Newcomers are welcome and previous experience is not necessary.  

RETREAT DAY 2020

Reconfigured:
Transformed by Reality 

We are invited to be both witnesses to the work of God (“Behold, I am making all things new”) and participants (“Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing.”) But what if the invitation presents itself through the very interruptions, intrusions and diversions in life that we so often resist or refuse? On this retreat, we will explore how we can encounter life’s unpredictable unfoldings with our loving presence: learning to let go and enter fully in. As we allow reality to reconfigure us, we will discover new space opening up, where we are able to meet the world in compassion and love. Life is being made new. Presenter  SARAH COOPERDate    Saturday, 15 February, 9.30am-3.30pmFee    $65 including lunch, tea and coffee.

Presenter   SARAH COOPER

Date           Saturday, 15 February, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee            $65 including lunch, tea and coffee.

MUFFIN MEETING 2020

MUFFIN MEETING
The Mystics of Helfta

We often think that popular devotion to the Sacred Heart began in Paray-le-Moniale in the 17th Century, with Margaret Mary Alacoque.  However there were three visionaries living together in the 13th Century who wrote beautifully of the Heart of Christ.  The youngest and greatest of these was Gertrude the Great. Meet and pray with her and the two Mechtilds and the monastery of Helfta where they flourished, an oasis for women in the misogynistic Middle Ages

Presenter  ELIZABETH SNEDDEN rcsj

Date          Friday, 21 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Fee           $15

DREAMWORK 101 - 2020

Introduction to Dreamwork 101

Everybody dreams every night, in the metaphor language of the inner spirit, giving insight into the underlying issues in our lives. This practical seminar will explain how, when and why we dream; the range of dream types, from problem-solving to visions; and a step-by-step process of interpretation.

Manual included.

Confidentiality required.

Please bring a dream to work with (past or present).

9 hours

with MARGARET BOWATER

Friday, 21 February, 2020 6.00-9.00 pm and

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9.30am-4.00pm.
Fee $130
Booking essential
Please bring your lunch, tea/coffee is provided

EVENING TALK 2020 Te Tiriti O Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi: What it means in 2020

In 2020, it will be 180 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. Why is the Treaty relationship still important today? What are some of the key contemporary Treaty issues? How can we better understand what lies behind the controversies?

Susan Healy will talk and lead discussion on these questions, which relate to the present relevance of the Treaty.

Presenter  SUSAN HEALY
Date     Friday, 28 February, 7.00-9.00pm
Fee       Koha/Donation

EVENING EVENT 2020

Aromatic Anointing – Jesus: “Our Ultimate Healer”

Join us to share reflection on the biblical use of oils throughout the Old and New Testament. Anointing was the physical representation to Kings and Prophets of God’s grace and gift of the Holy Spirit. We will honour Jesus Christ “Our Ultimate Healer”, the historical context of oils and resins, as well as modern day applications; including Frankincense, Myrrh, Cassia, Spikenard, Rose, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Cypress.
 

Presenter  REBBECCA McGINTY
Date          Wednesday 4 March, 7.00-9.00pm
Fee           $15

EVENING TALK 2020: Can we find God in the dark?

Presenter  KEVIN WALDIE sm

Of recent it has become very popular to create a dialogue between movies and the Bible. Both share a love of story-telling, featuring familiar characters and themes. The session will therefore consider some biblical storylines in light of recent movies wherein we might be able to compare how God speaks to us and makes his presence felt. Our question throughout will be: where do we experience or see the presence of God?

Date           Wednesday 11 March, 7.00-9.00pm

Fee             $15

LENT SERIES 2020: JOURNEY OF THE CROSS

Friday mornings during Lent, March 13 – April 03    
10.30am – 12.30pm
$15 each session or all 4 sessions for $50

LENTEN SERIES: JOURNEY OF THE CROSS

Our Lenten Series will provide an opportunity to reflect on the cross through music, scripture, reflection, prayer

and times of silence.

13 March         Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm

20 March       Anne Warren chf

27 March          Anne Warren chf

3 April              Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm
 

LENT REFLECTION 2020

Ignatian Contemplation for Lent 2020

Encounter with Jesus at Bethany where Mary anoints him.

This will be a 2hr Prayer experience in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The participants will be guided through a contemplation to enter meaningfully into the mystery of the Holy Week. The aim is to arrive at a grateful appreciation of the significance of events at Bethany where Jesus was anointed by Mary at a critical moment in his public ministry,  leading to his Passion, death and resurrection.

Please bring your journal and pen. It is important to be on time to safe guard against interruptions during the contemplative hour.

Presenter  LAETITIA PUTHENPADATH

Date           Saturday, 14 March, 1.45-4.00pm

Fee             $20

MUFFIN MEETING 2020

Kanohi ki te kanohi, Face to face
​The meaning of “Presence” in Te Ao Māori, the Māori World

An important element of Presence and a Māori understanding of it, is the often used expression: “kanohi ki te kanohi” which translates to “eyes to eyes”, or “face to face”. We can refer to a similar expression: “Kanohi kitea” which means the “seen face” or “to be seen”. These expressions are often used as slogans – “being there is everything”.
This kind of presence – of being there where we are needed, captures Catherine McAuley’s charism in a wonderful way.
This session will put Catherine McAuley’s charism in a Māori context.

Presenter  RICHARD KERR-BELL
Date           Wednesday, 18 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
Fee              Koha/Donation

FOUR-DAY INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED LIVE-IN RETREAT 2020

Facilitator MARY BETZ​

Date           Sunday, 22 March, 7.00pm to Thursday 26 March, 2.00pm

Fee             $430 + $60 non-refundable deposit at time of booking

Lent invites us to stop and ask: Where am I in life? What am I grateful for? What would I like to change?  Enjoy reflection, stillness, walks and ‘just being’ in the presence of God and creation. Daily spiritual direction and ideas for prayer and reflection drawn from Scripture and writers like Daniel O’Leary, Ilia Delio, Thomas Merton and Pope Francis.

Being present – to ourselves, God and all creation

*RESCHEDULED* DREAMWORK 102 - 2020 *RESCHEDULED*

Dreams of Death, Grief & Healing (9hrs)

Death and grief involve major transitions in our life, and are often accompanied by powerful dreams and visionary experiences which may contribute to growth and healing. We will consider a range of such dreams, including a video about near-death-experiences, and various dreams relating to the process of grief.

Please bring a dream to share.

*RESCHEDULED*
Tentative new date: 6 & 7 November, 2020

Presenter   MARGARET BOWATER

Date           Friday, 27 March, 6.00-9.00pm

                   Saturday, 28 March, 9.30am-4.00pm

Fee             $130. Booking essential.
 

Please bring your lunch, tea/coffee is provided.

*POSTPONED* WEEKEND RETREAT 2020 *POSTPONED*

Homecoming 
Being Present to yourself, your family & God

Jesus' parable of The Prodigal Son (Lk 15) is one of the most profound insights to the nature of God's compassionate and unconditional love for us.  We will explore the spiritual reflections by Henri Nouwen on Rembrandt’s painting of the homecoming scene of the younger rebellious son. These valuable spiritual insights can serve to increase our hunger and thirst for a deeper union with God on our interior journey of transformation.  During this Weekend Retreat, there will be talks, sharing, small group discussion, and times for reflection through silence, prayer & meditation.

*POSTPONED*

Presenter          EAMON BUTLER
Date                  Friday, 27 March, 7.00-9.00pm, Saturday, 28 March, 9.30am-8.30pm & 
                          Sunday, 29 March, 9.30am-12.30pm
Fee                    $160 incl. meals on Saturday                     
                          $230 incl. accommodation Fri & Sat

*POSTPONED* RETREAT DAY 2020 with Joy Cowley & Fr John O'Connor *POSTPONED*

Recycling our Rubbish

In the parable of the wheat and the tares, we learn that the shadow cannot be discarded.  The shadow is light unborn and a valuable teacher. How do we work with our shadow to bring it into the light?

Please bring writing materials.

*POSTPONED* 

Presenters JOY COWLEY & Fr JOHN O’CONNOR

Date           Saturday, 4 April,

                   9.30am-4.00pm

Fee             $65 BYO Lunch

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