PROGRAMMES AND REGISTRATION
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 

 

POP-UP MUFFIN MEETING 2020

Presenter - to be confirmed

Two hours of spiritual refreshment on various topics, with a morning tea muffin included.  Please call us closer to the date or see our website, Facebook or e-newsletter for more information.

Date              Thursday, 5 November, 10.30am-12.30pm

Fee                Koha/Donation

A MORNING IN THE GARDEN 2020

The Garden – A reflection of God’s Presence among us

Humans began a relationship with God and earth in a garden - the story is told for us in the second chapter of Genesis.
Spend a reflective morning at Mercy Spirituality Centre, where we listen and explore - taking time to reconnect with all our senses to the gifts of the garden, a place of God’s presence among us.

Presenter     CATHLENE CARTER & RITA VESSEY rsm
Date             Tuesday, 10 November, 10.30am-12.30pm
Fee               Koha/Donation

EVENING EVENT 2020

Indian Culture: Goa

St Francis Xavier was a companion of St Ignatius of Loyola. His evangelisation work led him to India and China. In Goa, located at the Western coast of India, where he is buried, he is known as the Apostle of the Indies. Goa is India’s smallest state by area but with one of the highest GDP per capita in the country. More than 25% of the population is Christian.
Goa is rich in faith, traditions, spices, music and much more.  The Good Guys are inviting us to learn more about their rich culture.

Presenter  XAVIER BRAGANZA, BAPTIST LOBO, RICHARD MIRANDA & HECTOR de SOUZA
Date           Friday, 13 November, 7.00-9.00pm
Fee             Koha/Donation

MUFFIN MEETING 2020

Session Two “Grace as Divine Presence”

From a Christian perspective, one might describe human beings within the wider creation as ‘graced’ from the first moments of existence. Grace is about gifts, gifting and unique giftedness. The first session will focus particularly on the Holy Spirit’s activity as giver of grace within creation - including humanity. This second session will engage us with the contemplative presence of God’s Spirit within and among human beings.

Presenter           HELEN BERGIN op
Date                   Tuesday, 17 November, 10.30am-12.30pm
Fee                     $15 incl. morning tea.

RETREAT DAY 2020

Discovering the rhythm of God

Exploring the deeper presence of God in the rhythms of our life’s joys and fragilities. Discovering the rhythm and presence of God in the passage: “Love the Lord, your God, and love yourself as your neighbour”. During the day there will be opportunities for periods of prayer, silence and musings.

This retreat day stands alone but also leads into the 4-Day-Retreat led by Rev Josh Jones, 22-26 November,

Presenter      Rev IAIN GOW

Date              Sunday, 22 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

Fee                $65 incl. lunch, tea/coffee.

INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED FOUR-DAY LIVE-IN RETREAT 2020

Discovering the rhythm of God

Discovering the deeper presence of God in the rhythms of our life’s joys and fragilities.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)
How ‘present’ are these spiritual fruits in your life at this moment in time? How can we nurture and harvest them more and how can ‘silence’ help in this cultivating?

This retreat stands alone but also connects to the retreat day led by Iain Gow.

Facilitator Rev JOSH JONES

Date              Sunday, 22 November, 5.00pm to Thursday 26 November, 2.00pm

Fee                $500 (incl. $60 non-refundable deposit
                   made on booking) incl. accommodation and all
                   meals

EVENING EVENT 2020

Guardian Angels

In many cultures, children are taught that they always have a Guardian Angel at their side.

Where does this concept come from, and do we still need Guardian Angels today?
Do you believe that God cares for each one of us at a deep personal level?

Presenter  BEATE MATTHIES

Date           Friday, 27 November, 7.00-9.00pm

Fee             Koha/Donation

DREAMWORK SEMINAR

Dreams and Visions in Our Christian Heritage

Did you know most of the Biblical patriarchs, prophets and leaders, including Jesus, from Genesis to Revelations,

were guided by dreams, visions and verbal messages from God?
Such guidance has continued throughout the history of the Christian Faith (and other Faiths) into the modern world. Ordinary people of faith today may hear God’s call through similar dreams and visions.

This seminar invites you to share a brief overview of the significance of different types of dreaming in Christian

life and history. Please bring a Bible, your lunch and a dream of your own (if you have one) that has influenced

you in taking a new direction in your life.

Presenter  MARGARET BOWATER

Date              Saturday, 28 November, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee                $75

Please bring your own lunch, tea/coffee provided.

REFLECTION / RETREAT DAY

Attending to God’s Presence  

Participants will be invited to deepen their awareness of God’s presence in their lives in the spirit of Advent. Facilitation using scripture, music and images will support periods of reflection and silent prayer. 
 

Mary Catherwood is a Sister of Mercy living in Otautahi Christchurch. She is a team member at Rosary House Spiritual Life Centre where she facilitates retreats, prayer and spiritual awareness opportunities.  Her formation as a spiritual director was through Arrupe NZ and St Beuno’s in Wales. She has a Master of Spiritual Direction from the University of Divinity (Melbourne).

Facilitator  MARY CATHERWOOD rsm

Date           Wednesday, 2 December, 10.30am-2.30pm

Fee             $20

Please bring your own lunch, tea/coffee provided.

DREAMWORK 202 Workshops 2020

Presenter          Margaret Bowater

A series of Skill-Development Groups (3hrs 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.
 

Date                   Friday mornings 10am-1pm
                           on 4 December 2020
Fee                     $45.00 per session (3hrs)
                           Booking essential.

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104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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