[POSTPONED] SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | November 13 - 15, 2020

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths –
Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, Elizabeth Schussler, Deacon Mike Harvey, and Fr. Frank Corradi

We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

This retreat will be offered in January (29th – 31st, 2021), March (26th – 28th, 2021, Palm Sunday), and May (14th-16th, 2021). The March retreat is for women only.

At all three sessions, check in begins at 3 pm on Friday evening, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 20 participants! Register early! 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Cost $200

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

WOMEN'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: HAPPY-NOT STRESSED-HOLIDAYS | NOVEMBER 21, 2020: FROM 9:00 -11:100 AM

WOMEN’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:
HAPPY-NOT STRESSED-HOLIDAYS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2020: FROM 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Presented by Elizabeth Lewis


HOLIDAYS 2020: Practicing Gratitude in the Midst of Uncertainty
In the midst of pandemic life, approaching the holidays with an attitude of thanks be to all things can be mentally, emotionally and spiritually challenging – and doable.
In this workshop we will explore how gratitude practices can provide a solid-ground path of daily renewal, healing and forward movement at the holidays during our current uncertain times. This workshop experience will include addressing holiday grief related to the pandemic, guided visualization, and the learning of hands-on tools that can take you through the holiday season with greater Grace and ease.

Elizabeth Lewis is a motivational speaker, personal development coach, grief support specialist, and spiritual counselor whose areas of expertise include resilience building, forgiveness facilitation, healing art and writing, and trauma healing. Recognizing that there is no “one-size-fits-all” path to wellness and a sense of wholeness, Elizabeth has pursued extensive training and certification in diverse approaches to resilience, healing, and growth. Elizabeth also draws on her personal resilience and experience in overcoming trauma to help her clients find their own best path to wellness.
For more information on Elizabeth and her work, visit www.elizabeth-lewis-coach.com.

Cost: $25

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

[CANCELLED] ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER | December 6, 2020

 

ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER

Presented by Sandy Setterlund

 

This is a day of silence and personal reflection.  Through imaginative prayer we will contemplate with Mary the Annunciation as the first of many “annunciation moments” that became her way of living.  With Mary as our guide and companion, we will recognize the “annunciation moments” in our daily lives.  We will reflect on when, like Mary, we are being called to give birth to Jesus in our world and in faith we respond:  “Yes, here I am, Lord!”

Sandy Setterlund has experience in ministry as a teacher, DRE, parish pastoral minister, editor of spiritual wellness programs, hospital chaplain, the missions, university residence hall director, youth minister.  She is a certified spiritual director, director of directed retreats and presenter for days of retreat and reflection.

Cost: $65

Space is limited to 23 participants. Register early!

Registration begins at 9 am, with a continental breakfast from 9 – 10 am.
The program runs from 10 am – 4 pm and will include Mass and the noon meal.

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

 

 

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY RETREAT | December 31, 2020 - January 1, 2021

NEW YEAR’S EVE AND DAY RETREAT
Presented by Fr. Tom Zelinski

 

Fr. Tom Zelinski, OFM Cap, will be here to help us ring in the New Year again this year! His talks and our time together will help us process the experiences of this year and prepare to move with optimism and courage into 2021.

Registration begins at 3 pm on Thursday, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30. The retreat concludes on Friday after Mass and the noon meal.

This retreat will be limited to 19 participants.
Register Early!

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Cost: $105

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

SERENITY RETREAT: Finding purpose and meaning in our life through recovery grounded in a spiritual base | January 1 - 3, 2021

SERENITY RETREAT
Presented by: Ron Alexander, Nancy Jacobs,
Jesse Luer, and Darren Letner

 

We will explore together a variety of resources available to the individual recovery journey.

What pathway to recovery works the best for you-is it a “banquet meal” or a “buffet”?
We will try to integrate the mind, body, and spirit through looking at mindfulness, meditation, breath control, relaxation, harmony between mind and body, and harmony with life energy and healing power. Discuss the value of mutual support groups, sponsorship, and recovery coaching. Tying our recovery together through spirituality; emphasizing connection with self, others, and the unknown!

There will be talks, demonstrations, opportunities to participate, nature time, free time, recovery meetings, prayer groups and most importantly chances to share and learn from each other from our experiences on this “life changing” recovery journey!

Ron Alexander is retired and an active community advocate for addictions recovery, social justice issues, and prison reform. He was an Addictions Counselor at North Central Health Care and maintains his certification as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. He is currently a Recovery Coach.  He has an Associates Degree in AODA Counseling and is currently involved in: NAOMI, WISDOM, Marathon County AOD Partnership Council, NAADAC.

Nancy Jacobs is a retired LPN, Clinician Substance Abuse Counselor (Worked at North Central Health for 28 years), Reiki Master Teacher, Registered Karuna Reiki Master, Jin Shin Jyutsu  Practitioner, Owner of Energyscape, LLC.

Jesse Luer is a recovered individual of 4 1/2 years. His recovery was initiated at the beginning of a prison sentence and a spiritual awakening that changed the way he saw the world around him, himself, and his life. In the 2 1/2 years since his release he has achieved certifications in recovery coaching, peer support, group fitness, and yoga instruction. He is now working as the community program director for Three Bridges Recovery, a nonprofit recovery community organization, teaches yoga as a pathway of recovery, and has started a business as an artist.

Darren Letner began his recovery in 2005. As a small business owner and member of the community, he values the importance of giving back. The corner stone of his recovery has been 12 step work, giving back what has been given to him, and sharing his experience, strength, and hope.

 

This retreat is limited to 15 participants. Register early!
Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Registration begins at 3 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday. Because we have a group leaving on
Friday, we ask that you do not arrive before 3 PM. Thank you for your assistance.

Cost: $200

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

 

 

 

SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | January 29 - 31, 2021

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths
Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, Elizabeth Schussler, Deacon Mike Harvey, and Fr. Frank Corradi


We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

This retreat will be offered in November (13th – 15th), January (29th – 31st, 2021), and March (26th – 28th, 2021, Palm Sunday). The March retreat is for women only.

At all three sessions, check in begins at 3 pm on Friday evening, followed by orientation and 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 20 participants! Register early! 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Cost $200

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

EVENING FOR LOVERS | February 14, 2021

 

 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE EMOTIONS | February 19 - 20, 2021

 

THE LANGUAGE OF THE EMOTIONS

Presented by Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

Emotions – especially the uncomfortable ones we judge as bad – hold a tremendous amount of energy; we’ve all experienced what happens when we repress or blindly express anger, anxiety and fear.  Learning to ask the question: “what are my feelings trying to tell me?” can help us to welcome uncomfortable emotions and receive their wisdom so that we can safely and effectively move toward resolution and inner balance, thus promoting a deeper sense of connection with our best selves and those around us.

In this workshop, we will explore how to embrace your full spectrum of feelings – from anger and fear to joy and more – so that you can more skillfully work with your own and others’ emotions with fluency and ease. This workshop experience will include: discussion; visual journaling; writing; guided meditations and visualizations; and more.

 

Cost: $105

Registration begins at 3 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

CAREGIVER RETREAT: FROM DEPLETION TO RENEWAL | February 21 (8 am - 4 pm) 2021

 

CAREGIVER RETREAT: From Depletion to Renewal
Presented by Elizabeth Lewis

 

A caregiver is defined as a professional or family member who provides for the care and well-being of others. Most caregivers find that being there when needed is a rewarding core value.

Over time, however, the ongoing responsibility of caregiving can deplete and overwhelm even the most resilient among us, manifesting in emotional, mental, and spiritual exhaustion as well as physical illness. Moreover, an overwhelmed and depleted caregiver often experiences a sense of disconnect not only from those in his or her care but also from his or her own best self.

Both personal and professional caregivers can prevent this type of exhaustion and disconnect by learning resilience-building skills that lead from depletion to renewal. Come, explore these skills in this one-day workshop, which will help participants accomplish the following: 1) learn about secondary traumatic stress, 2) identify the causes, signs, and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, 3) recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and caregiver depletion, 4) develop a self-care action plan, and 5) implement strategies and tools for renewal.

This workshop is recommended for family and professional caregivers alike. Professional caregivers can include teachers, chaplains, therapists, social workers, nurses, doctors, spiritual directors, and more.

Elizabeth Lewis is a motivational speaker, personal development coach, grief support specialist, and spiritual counselor whose areas of expertise include resilience building, forgiveness facilitation, healing art and writing, and trauma healing. Recognizing that there is no “one-size-fits-all” path to wellness and a sense of wholeness, Elizabeth has pursued extensive training and certification in diverse approaches to resilience, healing, and growth. Elizabeth also draws on her personal resilience and experience in overcoming trauma to help her clients find their own best path to wellness. For more information on Elizabeth and her work, visit www.elizabeth-lewis-coach.com.

 

COST $65                                                                                           

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.

We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be
available for those who do not have their own.

Registration begins at 8 am, with a continental breakfast from 8 – 8:30 am.
The program runs from 8:30 am – 4 pm and will include the noon meal.
Mass will not be included as part of the program.

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

A TIME TO HEAL: A Retreat for Those Left Behind by Suicide |March 12 - 14, 2021

When a spouse or significant other, child, relative, friend, work colleague, or even an acquaintance dies by suicide, a trail of unanswered questions and pain remains. This uncertainty and sorrow make it difficult, if not seemingly impossible, for those left behind to grieve and to find healing. The grieving process will be addressed at this retreat through an exploration of the spiritual, theological, and psychological dimensions surrounding death by suicide. Participants in this retreat will have opportunities to engage in quiet reflection as well as to make connections with others who have lost a loved one to suicide. Prayer services, including a service of remembrance and healing for those who have been lost to use, will also be part of the weekend.

Catherine Kuschel, M. Div, MAC, LPCC, LADC, is a licensed mental health therapist and drug and alcohol counselor in the State of Minnesota, where she works at a residential treatment facility for women suffering from the co-occuring conditions of drug addiction and mental illness. She has experience working with persons o both sides of the suicide issue: those who have attempted and survived, and those who have been left behind by someone who died by suicide. Catherine is also an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, serving a small congregation in New Richmond, WI, and is a trained spiritual director.

Check in begins at 5 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
An opportunity to attend Catholic Mass will be provided on Saturday evening, and an ecumenical worship service will be conducted on Sunday morning.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Cost $200

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | March 26 - 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday) 2021 (Women Only)

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths
presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, Elizabeth Schussler, Deacon Mike Harvey, and Fr. Frank Corradi


We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

This retreat will be offered in November (13th – 15th), January (29th – 31st, 2021), and March (26th – 28th, 2021, Palm Sunday). The March retreat is for women only.

At all three sessions, check in begins at 3 pm on Friday evening, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30. The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 20 participants! Register early!

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

Cost $200

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

WORKSHOP ON JIM WALLIS' BOOK "Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus" | April 30 - May 1, 2021

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | May 14 - 16, 2021

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths –
Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, Elizabeth Schussler, Deacon Mike Harvey, and Fr. Frank Corradi

We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

This retreat will be offered in January (29th – 31st, 2021), March (26th – 28th, 2021, Palm Sunday) and in May (14-16th, 2021) The March retreat is for women only.

At all three sessions, check in begins at 3 pm on Friday evening, followed by orientation at 6:00 and supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 20 participants! Register early! 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

Cost $200

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

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