2021 KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES: The Social Justice Teachings of the Church | Thursdays from April 22 - October 28, 2021

2021 KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES:
The Social Justice Teachings of the Church

 

** PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS By 5:00 THE DAY BEFORE THE SESSION YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR**

You must register by phone or email. There is no online registration for this event– Thank you!

 

As followers of Jesus, we have been called to love one another as Jesus loved us.   Jesus  identified with and reached out to  “the least of these,” the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45).   Jesus taught by word and example that every person is invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family.  Jesus showed us that human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.   How we view others, how we treat others, and how we care for the most vulnerable members of society is referred to as social
justice.

Social justice is an essential component of living our faith.
Social justice teaching emerges from the truth of what God has revealed to us about who God is and the depth of God’s love for us and for all creation.   We invite you to join us as we explore the seven tenets of social justice teaching in our 2021 Know Your Faith series.  The presentations will be held from 6:30-8 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month from April through
October.  You may participate via Zoom meeting or by gathering with us at St. Anthony’s in the Solanus Center.

 

April 22:
Solidarity
Fr. Steve Brice and Bob Wolensky, Professor (Emeritus) of
Sociology & Social Work at UWSP, will discuss the issue of
economic inequality in our country and the call to be in solidarity with workers instead of seeking personal profit.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/UZyVhsdD4YM

May 27
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Fr. Tom Lindner will explore the “seamless garment” teachings of Pope Francis and Cardinal Bernardin.
YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/sv0XgqNntvg

June 24:
Care for God’s Creation
Fr. Dennis Lynch will talk about Our Common Home – Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si` challenges the followers of Jesus to an “ecological conversion.” Consider how the Pope’s vision will remind Christians that the love of God and neighbor is expressed in our love and care for our “earthly” neighbors.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rovVhpEYQRU

July 22:
Call to Family, Community and Participation
Leo and Janet Jacoby will frame their remarks with the social encyclical by Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti (October 4, 2020) and share family stories that helped form the social conscience of their two children.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1jMgYuQI830

August 26:
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Lee Ann Lella will help us consider “An Option that is Not Optional” and what this means for us today and how we are called to live it out. A basic moral test for our society is how we treat the most vulnerable in our midst.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/GYVJltO36Us

September 23:
Dignity and Rights of Workers
Using the Scripture passage, “…he did this on a Sabbath” as the basis for his reflection, Fr. Matt Marshall will explore how work is a way to create with and for God and others.

October 28:
Rights and Responsibilities
Fr. Al Burkhardt discussing Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth), a papal encyclical issued by Pope John XXIII on 11 April 1963 on the rights and obligations of individuals and of the state, as well as the proper relations between states.

Free-will donations encouraged. 

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

FRANCISCAN LIVING RETREAT | September 24-26, 2021

Franciscan Living Retreat


Presented by Fr. Dan Crosby

This retreat has reached the current limit for in-person participation, but we encourage those who are interested in attending to sign up on our waiting list.
If we are able to open up more before the retreat weekend, those on the waiting list will be offered the first opportunity to attend.
We are also offering the retreat presentations virtually for those who are unable to attend in person.

 

When he was elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio astounded Franciscans and the world by choosing “Francis” as his name. He could not have been clearer, he himself wants to be like St. Francis and he wants the whole church to be re-shaped by St. Francis’ vision and spirit. What a challenge this is for us who profess the Franciscan Gospel life! This retreat will highlight the main Franciscan values Pope Francis so clearly embodies. It will also invite us to ask how we can embody these values more clearly in our Franciscan lives.

Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap is a friar of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph. Fr. Dan was the Director of St. Anthony Spirituality Center for several years before the transition from Capuchin leadership to lay leadership at St. Anthony’s. He currently ministers at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, MI, but enjoys returning to Marathon to visit and to offer retreats at St. Anthony’s.


Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after Mass and 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

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

OCTOBER SERENITY RETREAT | October 1-3, 2021

October Serenity Retreat: God in Action: Steps 3, 7, and 11


Presented by Kathleen McCauley

 

 

Exploring the depth of steps 3, 7 and 11 within our program and our spirituality. With song, stories and imagery, Kathleen will provide a broader text in which to engage in each step. The weekend, the engagement and the fellowship with core content will bring new life to your recovery, your soul and your energy.

 

Personal Statement from Kathleen: I love giving retreats to men and women seeking to strengthen their recovery with a deep dive into 12 step spirituality. I know how to structure a weekend experience that engages the participants, while providing talks and one-on-one time for all to be enriched.  I possess a solid understanding and grasp of the 12 Step Program and the 12 Step Spirituality having had celebrated 31 years of a continuous sobriety. My recovery retreats offer a rich substance of personal experiences and spiritual insight which can captivate audiences of varied spiritual levels, mixed religious backgrounds and different stages of recovery.

Kathleen McCauley is an experienced Recovery Retreat Leader; visit her website for more information on her, her prayer link, her style and her energy at
https://www.threadsofspirituality.com.

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00. 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

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

FOLLOWING JESUS IN A CULTURE OF FEAR | October 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Following Jesus in A Culture of Fear

Presented by Tony Pichler

 

The phrases “Be Not Afraid” and “Peace Be With You” appear more times in the Gospels than any other words.  Yet, in our 21st century culture there seems to be so much to fear:  Covid-19, gun violence, racial division, failure, job loss, and of course the big one–death.  Discover the Christian virtues that can help defeat the fear, suspicion, and control that affects our world today. Based on the book, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear by Scott Bader-Saye, this program will help you to put those fears into a Christian context.  Fear not!

Tony Pichler has served the Church in various capacities for 35 years.  Currently he is the Mission Outreach Director for Resurrection Parish in Allouez, WI.  He is the former Director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey which closed due to COVID-19 in August, 2020.  He formerly was the Director for Lay Ministry Formation for the Diocese of Green Bay.  Prior to that he was the Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese.

Tony holds a BA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and an MTS degree with a specialization in Parish Business Administration from St. Norbert College, DePere.  Tony is an adjunct faculty member of St. Norbert College, DePere, where he is presently teaching a course entitled Ministry Internship.

He has authored 12 books, most notably Totally Lent and Absolutely Advent published by Pflaum Publishing and Confirmed in the Joy of the Spirit, Models of Faith for Girls and Models of Faith for Boys, published by Twenty-Third Publications.  His most recent book is entitled How to Talk to Teens About Health, Happiness, and Well-Being, also published by Twenty-Third Publications.

Tony is co-founder of St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, the Micah Center, and Whatsoever You Do, Inc.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Foundations Health and Wholeness and Whatsoever You Do, Inc.  He and his wife, Janine, have two children, Andy and Meagan, and one grandchild–Jack.

Cost: $10

If you cannot attend in – person but are interested in content, contact us about virtual options.

 

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

 

 

 

MOVING MEDITATION RETREAT | October 30—31, 2021

Moving Meditation Retreat

 

This retreat has reached the current limit for in-person participation, but we encourage those who are interested in attending to sign up on our waiting list.
If we are able to open up more before the retreat weekend, those on the waiting list will be offered the first opportunity to attend.
We are also offering the retreat presentations virtually for those who are unable to attend in person.

Moving Meditation is any type of meditation in which we are in motion or active. In this workshop you will discover how deep intention and attention can turn any form of conscious movement into a sacred body prayer to help us better understand the nature and sanctity of this world. By applying present mo-ment awareness, and by using movement as a tangible focal point, we are given the opportunity to ex-perience our bodies as a path to the Spirit. With St. Anthony’s tranquil wooded forest, hiking trails and labyrinth as inspiration, you will experience various forms of walking meditation, as well as standing and nature meditations. Slow hand, chocolate tasting, eating, drawing (no art experi-ence required), gazing and sensory meditations will also be explored. There will be plenty of time for private contemplation and discussion on how any movement-based daily task (dish meditation!) can be a way to still the mind and renew the soul.

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.

 

Check-in begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, with a continental breakfast at 9:00. 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.

If you cannot attend in-person but are interested in content, contact us about virtual options.

Cost: $125

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

NOVEMBER SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | November 12-14, 2021

 

NOVEMBER SILENT THEME RETREAT

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths

 

Presented by:

 Fr. Frank Corradi, Fr. Aaron Devet, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Elizabeth Schussler, and Rita Simon


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.

Check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat will conclude after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 28 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

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

WOMEN'S RETREAT | November 19-20, 2021

Women’s Retreat

Holidays 2021: Happy – Not Stressed

 

Presented by Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

Tis the season of joy – and stress! The holiday season can be a whirlwind of shopping, gift-giving, family gatherings, and parties and activities, beginning right after Halloween and lasting through the end of the year. While this season is meant to –  and can – bring feelings of spiritual renewal, love and cheer, it can also herald a season of stress, sadness, and a sense of being unable to cope. Indeed, the American Institute of Stress indicates that 80% of us feel overwhelmed, depleted and “blue” during the holiday season.

Through the exploration of tools for spiritual and physical renewal that are both easy to learn and easy to use, this retreat will prepare you to let go of stress so that you can more fully experience the love, joy and renewal of the holidays. We’ll focus on intentionally relaxing, slowing down, and quieting the body and mind! And we’ll learn techniques for navigating holiday activities and family gatherings with spiritual light, grace and inner ease. Retreat activities will include a guided meditation on eating an entire meal (including dessert!) mindfully to help you learn to skillfully avoid holiday overindulgence. We will also have an opportunity to make blessing beads that will remind each of us of the light we want to embody and shine forth during the holiday season and throughout the year!

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.

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
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.

If you cannot attend but are interested in the content, contact us about virtual options.

 

Cost: $105

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

CAREGIVER'S WORKSHOP | November 21, 2021 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Caregiver’s Workshop: From Depletion to Renewal

A Resilience-Building Workshop for Caregivers


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.

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.

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: $65

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

ADVENT SILENT DAY OF PRAYER | December 5, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Advent Silent Day of Prayer: Pondering Annunciation Moments with Mary

Presented by Sandy Setterlund, with Fr. Dennis Lynch

 

 

This is a retreat day of silence, contemplative imaginative prayer and reflection. We will contemplate with Mary the Annunciation as the first of many “annunciation moments” that became her way of living. Placing ourselves in Mary’s presence, we will listen deeply as she ponders aloud her journey in faithfully living her first “Yes, here I am Lord.” With Mary as our guide and companion, we will reflect on the “annunciation moments” in our daily lives.

Sandy Setterland 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.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Register early!
Registration begins at 9:00 am, with a continental breakfast from 9 – 30 am.
The program runs from 9:30 am – 4pm 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.

 

Cost: $65

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

DECEMBER SERENITY RETREAT | December 17-19. 2021

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE DECEMBER DATE FOR THIS WINTER SERENITY RETREAT IS A ONE-TIME CHANGE!

 

December Serenity Retreat


Presented by Elizabeth Neubauer

 

 

Alcoholism damages our connection to ourselves, our loved ones and our Higher Power.  In recovery, we have the opportunity to move beyond our shame and isolation into wholeness. Together, we will explore the barriers to building meaningful relationships and how through working the steps and principles of recovery, we can awaken to a better understanding of our humanity, spirituality and a sense of belonging.

Elizabeth Neubauer is a Spiritual Director in Milwaukee. She has served as retreat leader at retreat houses and other organizations in the Midwest. In addition, she has lead groups on topics including mindfulness, prayer, meditation and the spirituality of the 12 Steps. Elizabeth has degrees in Art and Business and is a graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at the Siena Retreat Center. Past careers have included Fund Development, Photography, Employee Assistance Programming and Funeral Service.

With more than 30 years of daily spiritual practice, Elizabeth understands the challenges and gifts of a contemplative journey. As a retreat leader, her goal is to provide food for thought that encourages individuals to go deeper into self-knowledge and to explore their experience of a Higher Power, God or Deep Self however they define this journey for themselves. As a spiritual companion, she brings attentive listening, compassion and open-mindedness to individuals who desire a dedicated time to explore the direction of their lives.

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
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.

If you cannot attend but are interested in the content, contact us about virtual options.

 

 

Cost: $200

 

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY RETREAT | December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022

New Year’s Eve and Day Retreat


Presented by Fr. Tom Zelinski

 

 

The turn of the year often stirs thoughts of reflection on our life journey. We will reflect on different stages of our spiritual and human journey. We will consider how the external behaviors of our lives parallel the actions of God within us. We will do this by considering different “stories” that occur in our lives. Retreatants will be invited to look back over their own experiences of personal growth, spirituality, and life in the Church. When we do not know how to pray, the Spirit prays within us.  (Romans 8:26-27)

Fr. Tom Zelinski, OFM Cap is a friar of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph. Fr Tom was a resident and staff member of St. Anthony Spirituality Center for almost two decades before the transition from Capuchin leadership to lay leadership at St. Anthony’s. Fr. Tom has 31 years of experience ministering in retreat centers and 7 years in parish ministry.  He currently ministers at Capuchin Retreat in Washington, MI, but enjoys returning to Marathon to visit and to offer retreats at St. Anthony’s.

 

This retreat is open to participants who are fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the event.

Registration begins at 3 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Saturday

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.

If you cannot attend but are interested in the content, contact us about virtual options.

 

Cost $105

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

JANUARY SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | January 28-30, 2022

JANUARY SILENT THEME RETREAT

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths

 

Presented by:

 Fr. Frank Corradi, Fr. Aaron Devet, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Elizabeth Schussler, and Rita Simon

 

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.

At all three sessions, check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreats will conclude after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 28 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

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

CREATE AND PRAY WITH ART | February 4-5, 2022

CREATE AND PRAY WITH ART

Presented by Rev. Tammy Barthels

 

 

This retreat will be spent discovering creative ways to express your spirit and connect with the Divine.

Participants will have the opportunity to paint their own prayer stone, and to design a collage “Soul Board” that will assist them in remembering what is important on their spiritual journey. We will also spend time in reflection and prayer.

No art experience or special talent needed, just a desire to be present and reconnect with your inner spirit. Materials will be provided.

 

 

Rev. Tammy Barthels has been a spiritual director/companion since 2005 when she completed a 3 year certificate program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse, WI. She also has been an affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) since 1997. Rev. Tammy feels continually called by God to deepen her spirituality and ministry to others. In 2015, she received a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Wartburg Theological Seminary and was called as a Minister of Word and Sacrament to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA ). Her passion is to walk with others on their spiritual journey, companioning them as they seek a deeper spiritual awakening.  She is also a retreat director, offering retreats on creativity, spirituality, and self-care.

 

 

Cost: $115

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options.

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

 

THE AMERICAN PROPHETS SERIES | January 27th, February 10, and April 7, 2022

The American Prophets Series

Presented by Tony Pichler

 

 

Sometimes we think of prophets as only appearing in the Scriptures, particularly the Old Testament. However, there are prophets living among us today. This series will explore the lives of five American prophets, men and women who influenced the spirituality and social consciousness of the United States of the 20th century up until our present day.  The lives of Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Henri Nouwen will be explored in this three-part series.

January 27:  Thomas Merton—One of the most influential spiritual voices of the 20th century, Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk from Gethsemane Abbey in Kentucky, wrote countless books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and the world. If there was a Mount Rushmore of spiritual leaders in the United States since its founding, Thomas Merton would be one of the four faces on it!

February 10:  Dorothy Day—When Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress in 2015, he named Dorothy Day as one of the four most influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century. Along with Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day started the Catholic Worker Movement, centering her activity on Houses of Hospitality and the Catholic Worker newspaper, both of which continue to thrive nearly 90 years after their founding.

April 7:  Abraham Joshua Heschel, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Henri Nouwen—In the Old Testament there are Major Prophets and Minor Prophets.  Some may say that these three spiritual figures are minor prophets compared to the notoriety that Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day have received.  However, Heschel, Hamer and Nouwen have each contributed in his or her own unique way to the American spiritual experience. What do a rabbi, an African American civil rights activist, and an author/educator who lived in a home for developmentally disabled adults have in common?  They have each touched our lives in countless ways, sometimes without our even knowing.

 

Tony Pichler has served the Church in various capacities for 35 years, currently as the Mission Outreach Director for Resurrection Parish in Allouez, WI.  He has also served as Director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey before it closed due to COVID-19, the Director for Lay Ministry Formation and the Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry both for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Tony holds a BA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and an MTS degree with a specialization in Parish Business Administration from St. Norbert College, DePere. Tony is an adjunct faculty member of St. Norbert College, DePere, where he is presently teaching a course entitled Ministry Internship. He is co-founder of St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, the Micah Center, and Whatsoever You Do, Inc.  Tony and his wife, Janine, have two children, Andy and Meagan, and one grandchild, Jack.

 

This series with be offered both in-person and via Zoom

 

 

Cost: $20 per session OR $50 for all three sessions paid in full

 

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

 

EVENING FOR LOVERS | February 13, 2022 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Evening For Lovers:

Curing the Fear of Forever: Little Steps for a Quality Relationship/Marriage

 

Presented by Dakota Kaiser, PhD and Rachel Sheldon, MA, LPP, NCC

 

Pope Francis addressed a young couple’s fear that lifelong fidelity was too challenging by sharing that the “cure” for “this fear of the forever” was “little steps, steps of shared growth.” He emphasized that a marriage is not successful just because it endures, but that “quality matters.”

Join local married couple and psychotherapists, Dakota Kaiser, PhD and Rachel Sheldon, MA, LPP, NCC in an evening jam-packed with tools and activities to help take the “little steps” in building an epic relationship. Relationships are hard, life is complicated, and no one is perfect; any couple looking to grow or improve their relationship will walk away with something to talk about.

This retreat runs from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. 

 

Cost: $65 PER COUPLE

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER | March 6, 2022 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lenten Day of Prayer

 

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 9:00 am, with a continental breakfast from 9-10 am.
The program runs from 10 am– 4pm and will include Liturgy of the Word and the noon meal.

 

Cost $65

If you cannot attend but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options

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

 

MEN'S SILENT RETREAT | March 18-20, 2022

Men’s Silent Retreat


Presented by Fr Michael John Groark, OFM Cap and Br. Vito Martinez, OFM Cap

 

As we continue our Lenten journey, we will spend some time in silence and prayer as we try to shake off our spiritual amnesia, and remember our baptismal identities as men in the modern world.

Fr. Michael Joseph Groark, OFM Cap. is a Capuchin Franciscan friar who is currently stationed in Chicago, and serves as the vocation director for his province. He spent the last year as a missionary at St. Labre Indian school as the campus minister and serving the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes.

Fr. Vito Martinez, OFM Cap. is a Capuchin Franciscan friar who joined religious life at age 33. He participated in the Vatican Bloggers’ Convention and since then has offered his assistance to churches and ministries in the Chicago area. Currently he serves the Capuchin province as the Director of Communications.

 

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

A TIME TO HEAL | March 25-27, 2022

A Time to Heal

Presented by Catherine Kuschel

 

 

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 us, will also be a 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-occurring conditions of drug addiction and mental illness. She has experience working with persons on 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.

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
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.

If you cannot attend in-person but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

SILENT RETREAT ON SPIRITUAL ART | March 25-27, 2022

Silent Retreat on Spiritual Art

Presented by Ruth Hoenick

 

 

Spend a weekend exploring your heart and soul through visual arts and/or creative writing. We’ll begin by creating a group and individual nesting poem, encouraging a connection with you and the divine within you. We will observe how your questions, feelings and the divine surprise and delight you. This weekend will be a time of silence, reflection and creation. Absolutely no art or writing experience is necessary! This is about the process, not the product. Come! Be curious. Try something different as you experience the Holy Mystery’s presence in your life and your creations.

**Please bring the following supplies if you have them available: Journal, old magazines if they have some, comfortable clothing.

 

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.

If you cannot attend in-person but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

THE SANCTUARY OF SILENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SILENT RETREATS | April 1-3, 2022

The Sanctuary of Silence: An Introduction to Silent Retreats

Presented by various presenters from The Sacred Huddle

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

PALM SUNDAY SILENT THEME RETREAT (Women Only): Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | April 8-10, 2022

PALM SUNDAY WOMEN’S SILENT THEME RETREAT

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths

 

Presented by:

 Fr. Frank Corradi, Fr. Aaron Devet, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Elizabeth Schussler, and Rita Simon

 

 

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.

Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat will conclude after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 28 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

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

EARTH DAY | April 22-23, 2022

Earth Day

Presented by Sr. Roselyn Heil

 

Cost $115

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

 

PICTURE THIS: LIFE IS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH | May 13-15, 2022

Picture This! Life is Like a Photograph

Presented by: Chris Gall and Kathy Holperin

 

 

 

Cost: $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

 

 

FRANCISCAN WOMEN | May 20-22, 2022

Franciscan Women

Presented by various presenters

 

 

Cost: $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

JUNE SERENITY AA/ AL-ANON | June 3-5, 2022

June Serenity AA / Al-Anon

 

 

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

 

 

 

CULTIVATING A FAMILY CULTURE: IT STARTS AT HOME | June 24-26, 2022

Cultivating a Family Culture: It Starts at Home:

Presented by Lindsay Murray and Michele Sachs

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

 

VOLUNTEER WEEK | July 28 - August 2, 2022

Volunteer Week 2022

 

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

DIVERSITY AND ANTI-RACISM | August 12-14, 2022

Diversity and Anti-Racism


Presented by Christa Fisher

 

 

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

FRANCISCAN LIVING RETREAT | September 23-25. 2022

 

Franciscan Living Retreat

 

 

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER SERENITY RETREAT | September 30 - October 2, 2022

 

September/ October Serenity AA Retreat

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

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

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