St. Anthony Centennial Celebration | August 16-18, 2019

 

                                                                                               ST . ANTHONY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 2019

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

6:30-7:00 pm – Evening Prayer

7:00-9:00 pm – Social

7:00-8:00 pm – Bookstore Gift Shop Open

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

9:30 am – 5:30 pm Archive Display

9:30 am – 5:30 pm Silent Auction

9:30 am – 5:30 pm Self Guided Tours

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Bookstore Gift Shop Open

9:30 am – 11:00 am Interactive Walking Lecture of the grounds

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Light Lunch Available (free will offering)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bookstore Gift Shop Open

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm “Behind the Walls” Early History by Fr. Tony Scannell

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Capuchin Round Table, Various Aspects of Life at St. Anthony’s

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Superior Diocesan Choir Performance

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Spaghetti Meal ($10 suggested donation)

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Prayer (in Memory and Commemoration of Current, Past, and Deceased Staff Members, Volunteers and Residents of St. Anthony’s)

Evening – Firepit Party

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 2019

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bookstore Gift Shop Open

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Archive Display

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Silent Auction

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Self Guided Tours

1:00 pm Centennial Ribbon Cutting – Front of building

2:30 pm Blessing of the New Elevator – First floor

3:00 pm Centennial Mass Celebration under Tent, followed by Social

5:30 pm Celebration Meal ($20 reservation fee per person required with RSVP*)

6:00 pm Silent Auction Results announced

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Meal Reservations and payments must be made by Friday, August 9th at 5:00 pm

 

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

Nothing Can Separate Us: A Retreat For Those Left Behind by Suicide - Catherine Kuschel | August 23 -25

 

 

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 remain. 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.

 

The Rev. 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.

Cost: $190

 

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

Creative Expressions of Spirituality - Poet Dawn Anderson, Reverend Tammy Barthels, and Dr. Lori Randall | August 23 -25
August 23 – 25, 2019
Poet Dawn Anderson, Reverend Tammy Barthels, and Dr. Lori Randall
Registration begins at 5:00, followed by supper at 6:30. The retreat concludes on Sunday after Mass and the noon meal. 
Cost: $190
Each of us has been gifted with a unique way to connect with our Creator. Some of us connect most profoundly through traditional forms of prayer, while others connect most profoundly through an afternoon stroll in the woods. Still others find their deepest connection with the Divine through art, music, literature, or another creative activity. Explore various creative activities at this two-day retreat, discovering or revisiting one (or more!) that set(s) your soul alight with praise, gratitude, and joy!
The retreat begins on Friday evening with supper, orientation, and an option to attend evening prayer. Saturday’s sessions will allow you to explore the practicalities and prayerfulness of each of the following activities:
1. Bring your innermost thoughts and emotions to life through poetry, choosing words that capture a moment in your spiritual journey to revisit and cherish through the years (facilitated by Dawn Anderson, poet CreatetheDawn).
2. Center yourself while being creative, making a rock mandala to pray with (facilitated by Reverend Tammy Barthels).
3. Soothe your soul and tap into Divine harmony, learning techniques for both performing and listening prayerfully to music (facilitated by Dr. Lori Randall).
The retreat concludes on Sunday with opportunities to attend morning prayer, Mass, and a concluding session. During the concluding session, participants will have a chance to share the insights gained during this weekend, strengthening one another for your continued spiritual journey!

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

Continuing The Journey: Widowhood Retreat - Lynn Hilts and Sue Soriano | August 24

 

 

Join us for this day designed to offer prayer and support as we begin to look back, not always with the pain of what we have lost, but with joy and appreciation for that life we have shared. We have much to learn from one another about the things that have helped and hindered us on this journey. We hope you will join us in exploring and savoring the ways in which our loved one still is, and will continue to be, a presence in our lives.


The retreat will be facilitated by Susan Soriano and Lynn Hilts, both of whom have experienced the loss of a spouse. Susan, a retired pastoral minister and director of faith formation, enjoyed many years of marriage and is the mother of five children. Lynn, a retired elementary school principal, also enjoyed many years of marriage and has a son.

 Cost: $45

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

 

The Major Message of the Minor Prophets - Sister Dianne Bergant | September 13 - 15
September 13-15, 2019
Sister Dianne Bergant
The retreat begins with registration at 5:00 on Friday, followed by supper at 6:30. The retreat concludes on Sunday after Mass and the noon meal.
Cost: $190
There is nothing minor about the Minor Prophets. Just like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel, these men delivered God’s word to the people of their day, a word that would challenge, encourage, or console: the kind of word we need to hear today.
Join us for this weekend retreat with renown Scripture scholar, Sr. Dianne Bergant. Sr. Bergant will facilitate an exploration of God’s Word, as revealed by the 12 Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, helping participants understand how they can best live out God’s Eternal Word in today’s circumstances!
Dianne Bergant, CSA, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and was an active member of the Chicago Catholic / Jewish Scholars Dialogue for thirty years. She has served as an editor, columnist, or book reviewer for both The Bible Today and America magazine. She currently works in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly as the bible intersects with issues of peace, ecology, and feminism.

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

 

From Depletion to Renewal: A Resilience-Building Workshop for Caregivers - Elizabeth Lewis | September 21 -22
Sunday, September 22, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Lewis
Cost: $55
Cost includes continental breakfast and the noon meal. 
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 family-member 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 plan, and 5) implement strategies and tools for renewal.
This workshop is recommended for family-member caregivers 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.

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

 

Franciscan Living Retreat | September 27 - 29

 

 

 

We know that joy lies at the heart of Franciscan life. But how much do we really know about joy? Secular definitions of joy would have us believe that joy is a state of constant happiness, pleasure, or rejoicing. But those who strive to live Franciscan ideals rightly suspect that the
definition of joy is a little more complex. Come explore this intricate and fundamentally
Franciscan concept of joy, discovering how it shapes your innermost being while simultaneously leading you beyond yourself in companionship, compassion, and service to all of Creation. This contemplation of Franciscan Joy will be co-facilitated by Sr. Laura Nettles and Dr. Lori Randall. In facilitating our shared exploration of Franciscan joy, Sr. Laura will draw upon her education in Franciscan theology and her lived experience as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, LaCrosse, WI, while Dr. Lori will draw upon her experience as a Cap Corps volunteer living in community with the friars of the St. Anthony Friary, Marathon, WI. The retreat begins on Friday with supper, orientation, and an opportunity to attend evening prayer.


Sr. Laura Nettles is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who holds degrees in Music
Education, Moral Theology, and Franciscan Studies. She currently teaches courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy at Viterbo University while finishing her PhD in Theology from the
Chicago Theological Seminary.


Dr. Lori Randall is an alumna of the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps of the Midwest (Cap Corps). She completed her year of Cap Corps service right here at St. Anthony’s in 1999 and returned to St. Anthony’s in June of 2018 as Center Director after a 15-year career in
academia. She holds degrees in Modern Languages, Language Acquisition, and Language
Pedagogy.

 

 Cost: $190

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

Twelve-Step Serenity Retreat: Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery - Ruth Hoenick | October 4 -6

 

Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery is about being willing to make the 12 step program of recovery our own.  Each participant will walk through the steps while creating a language that works for their recovery, setting aside language that is a barrier to recovery and creating new language that resonates with their heart. There will be discussion of how to live creatively and spiritually in the here and now, looking at how to stay in the present and the presence of a higher power. Each person will examine how to create a new you while trusting that process of a self examination and sharing.  Lastly, various movements, prayers, and multi-media will be used as participants will explore their own style of prayer and meditation.  Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery is a retreat for those wanting to make changes, small or large, to their connection with self and the divine.

 

 

Ruth Hoenick is a recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous and grateful member of Al Anon since 1986.  She is actively involved in both programs in sponsorship and service work. Ruth is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Ruth received her commission in Spiritual Guidance from the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin in November of 2018.  Ruth is a Spiritual Companion in the Slinger/Hartford, WI area.  Ruth attends silent 12 steps retreats regularly. She understands the value of silence and the gift of connecting with a Higher Power.  Ruth has been an active retreat coordinator since 2008 and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI.  She has been the speaker coordinator at several 12 step conferences. Additionally, Ruth currently facilitates and presents at Couples 12-Step Retreats, and has been commissioned as a Spiritual Companion. Ruth is passionate about sharing her experience, strength and hope, as well as the solutions she found in 12 step programs.  Solid sponsorship and meetings have shown her how to connect with a Higher Power.

 

Cost: $190

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

St Francis Celebration | October 6
To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.*
Silent Theme Retreat: The Gift You Are To God, Self, and Others | November 15 - 17

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!


This retreat will be offered three times throughout the 2019/2020 retreat season. The dates are as follows:

15 – 17 November, 2019 – These dates are sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids area parishes, but are open to all. Space is limited to 70 participants.


24-26 January, 2020 – These dates are open to all, but space is limited to 40 participants. Please register early!

 

3 – 5 April, 2020 (Palm Sunday) – This retreat is open only to women. Due to a one-time scheduling conflict, the number

 

Cost: $190

 

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

 

Book of Revelation - Fr. Jim Bartelme | November 16

What is this book really all about? The end times? The future? Or have many of the things described already happened? We will take a basic historical overview of this most “mysterious” of Bible books, and conclude with taking a look at various passages, some suggested by you, the participants. Know that some of the symbolism may never be explained or understood. Hopefully, you will see that this book is not something to fear, but to explore with a sense of hope and faith. Please bring your bible.

 

Fr. Jim Bartelme grew up in Wausau, and was originally ordained for the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He returned to Wisconsin and the diocese of Superior several years later, and retired from active ministry three years ago. He has previously presented two weekend retreats, and some briefer presentations on St. Paul, and St. Luke, here at St. Anthony’s.

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

Women's Retreat | November 22 -23
To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.
Advent Day of Prayer | December 8
To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.
New Year's Eve and Day | December 31 - January 1

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

Silent Theme Retreat: The gift You Are To God, to Self, to Others | January 24-26, 2020

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!


This retreat will be offered three times throughout the 2019/2020 retreat season. The dates are as follows:

15 – 17 November, 2019 – These dates are sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids area parishes, but are open to all. Space is limited to 70 participants.


24-26 January, 2020 – These dates are open to all, but space is limited to 40 participants. Please register early!

 

3 – 5 April, 2020 (Palm Sunday) – This retreat is open only to women. Due to a one-time scheduling conflict, the number

 

Cost: $190 

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

 

Silent Theme Retreat: The Gift You Are To God, Self, and Others |April 3-5, 2020

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!


This retreat will be offered three times throughout the 2019/2020 retreat season. The dates are as follows:

15 – 17 November, 2019 – These dates are sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids area parishes, but are open to all. Space is limited to 70 participants.


24-26 January, 2020 – These dates are open to all, but space is limited to 40 participants. Please register early!

 

3 – 5 April, 2020 (Palm Sunday) – This retreat is open only to women. Due to a one-time scheduling conflict, the number

 

Cost: $190 

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

 

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