EUCHARISTIC SERIES | Wednesdays from February 17 - March 24, 2021

 

“BECOMING THE EUCHARIST WE CELEBRATE” SERIES

 

 

Since last year’s Lenten series was short-circuited by the pandemic, we are offering the opportunity for discussion again for this Lent. 

If you have ever wanted a more profound understanding of the Eucharist, this series is for you.  Using a series of lectures recorded by Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap, we will examine the reason we call it a celebration of the Eucharist.  With the help of these lectures you can uncover a fuller meaning and challenge in the gift of the Eucharist.

Discover how to become rooted in that fuller meaning by exploring Scripture, the example of the Church Fathers, and the Eucharistic liturgy itself.  Understand how to incorporate that fullness into your own life through the action that takes place during the words of institution themselves and through the example of people like Francis of Assisi and Archbishop Romero.

Each talk will be followed by an opportunity for discussion and sharing among the participants. The group will be facilitated by Marge Lindell, a member of St. Anthony’s resident community. The series of six sessions will be offered beginning Ash Wednesday, February 17th  from 1:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon, and continuing weekly through March 24th.  Even if you cannot attend each week, you are welcome to participate as often as you are able.  There is no fee to
attend, but please call to let us know which session(s) you will attend.  Free will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

Please plan to join us as we discuss all you want to know about the revered tradition of the
celebration of the Eucharist and its hope for the world. 

Masks or face coverings are required

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

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

LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER | March 7, 2021 | 9am - 4pm

Lenten Day of Prayer
With Deacon Peter Burek

As Catholics, we are familiar with the Psalms largely as the reading (or song) that comes between two “other” readings at the mass. However, the Psalms were most likely the staple of prayer life for Jesus as a faithful Jew. How can we better understand and use these prayers, songs really, for our Lenten journey. Reflection on some of the Psalms that may be helpful in our desire to be more in touch with our proper posture before God. Can the Psalms contribute to, and be a component in our everyday Christian lives?

Deacon Peter Burek was ordained December 11, 1999. He is one of two Deacons serving the Eastside Parishes of Wausau: Resurrection Parish for 21 years and St. Michael Parish for 14 years. He has been involved with the RCIA program, Baptism Preparation, FOCCUS and Marriage Preparation, Scripture Groups and Liturgical Service. His community outreach includes the Marathon County Jail Ministry since 1998 and the Catholic Committee on Scouting since 1987. He has also served on several La Crosse Diocesan Committees over the years – none currently. Deacon Burek has been married to Marilyn for 43 years, they have four adult children and four grandchildren. He retired after 37 years from his secular job as Operations Manager of the Wausau City Bus Department.

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 $200

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.

 

RETREAT FOR SPIRITUAL SEEKERS | April 23-25, 2021

 

Retreat for Spiritual Seekers
Presented by Ruth Hoenick

Sometimes one feels the foundation of spiritual connection has been shaken, or perhaps totally collapsed.  Yet others may feel separated from connection with the Divine and in need of transforming where and how to connect.  This weekend is for those thirsty and ready to seek.  Participants will examine what spiritual practices one still holds dear and which ones to change.  Attendees will explore new ways to connect with the Holy Mystery including exploration of reconnecting with the Earth, Compassion, Light, Journeying, and transform their Spiritual Practices.

Ruth Hoenick is a Spiritual Companion in the Slinger/Hartford, WI area and facilitates retreats throughout the United States. Ruth is actively involved in group and one-on-one spiritual guidance to support those seeking a more spiritual life.  She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh and retreat coordinator. Her background includes 30+ years in education of children and adults.  Ruth is a spiritual companion who brings the gifts of respectful listening and honest presence to individuals who desire courageous exploration of their sacred journeys.

Personal Statement from Ruth:
My experience is that a spiritual journey cannot be traveled alone. We each need the support of mutual sharing with others to gather wisdom and knowledge of self and the Divine. The impact of spiritual companionship can be heartfelt and sometimes beyond words. It can create new paths through learning that are mindful within one’s heart and soul.

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.
An opportunity to attend Catholic Mass will be provided on Sunday morning

 

Cost: $200

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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.

May 27: Life and Dignity of the Human Person – Fr. Tom Lindner will explore the “seamless garment” teachings of Pope Francis and Cardinal Bernardin.

June 24: Care for God’s creation: Fr. Dennis Lynch will explore our Common Home.

July 22: Call to Family, Community and Participation

August 26: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

September 23: Dignity and Rights of Workers – Fr. Matt Marshall. 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, 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

 

Jim Wallis is the author of the New York Times bestseller God’s Politics, which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice. Wallis is a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today, the author of eight books, and the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. He is a public theologian, an internationally renowned speaker and preacher, a faith-based activist, husband, and father to two young boys, and a Little League baseball coach.

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.

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 at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon

Cost: $105

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

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

 

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

 

SEEING YOURSELF AND OTHERS AS THE BELOVED | May 14-15, 2021

Seeing Yourself (and Others) As the Beloved
Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr

 

Using St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s reflections on the Song of Songs, Lee Ann Niebuhr will help us to discover, or rediscover, the depth of love and desire that God has for us, the Beloved.   Through learning to recognize ourselves as Beloved of God, we will also come to see that all of humanity is God’s Beloved, and God’s will for us is to love God and God’s Beloved in return.  In addition to Lee Ann’s presentation, the retreat will include prayer services on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and a healing service on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Ann Niebuhr, OFS is a familiar face to us at St. Anthony’s.  She has been part of our extended preaching staff for many years.  In addition, she is a Secular Franciscan and the Regional Spiritual Assistant for the LaVerna Region, and leads the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process for her parish.


Space is limited to 24 participants. Register early!
 

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.

Participants may extend their stay with private retreat time Saturday evening
and Sunday morning for an additional fee.

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

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 AL ANON RETREAT | June 4-6, 2021

Serenity / Al Anon Retreat

June 4-6, 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.

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.

VOLUNTEER WEEK | JULY 16-20, 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.

SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | July 30-Aug 1, 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.

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

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 PATH OF FORGIVENESS August 20-22, 2021

The Path of Forgiveness
Presented by Kathy Walczyk

FRANCISCAN RETREAT | September 24-26, 2021

Franciscan Retreat

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

October 1-3, 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.

 

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.

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

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

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
Presented by Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER | December 5, 2021

Advent Day of Prayer
Presented by Sandy Setterlund with Fr. Dennis Lynch

DECEMBER SERENITY RETREAT | December 17-19. 2021

Serenity Retreat
Presented by Elizabeth Neubauer

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

New Year’s Eve and Day Retreat 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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