We have the Saturday Retreat “Spirituality for Summer” coming up on Saturday the 22nd June.
The organisers would be grateful for an idea of numbers so they can plan ahead. If you you are thinking of coming it would be very helpful if you would let Rose and Greg McCrave know by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
This new small group is now launched and on the calendar. We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month commencing Wednesday 3rd July 2-3pm. £3 donation in support of the centre would be appreciated. Refreshments available. We will spend some time sharing, reflecting and praying. All women welcome.
Two interesting events have recently gone up on the calendar.
The Night of The Nightingale (Friday 14th June 7-9pm ) is a story telling event. All lovers of stories are welcome to hear and explore Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Nightingale.
The Interior Castle Prayer Experience (Tuesday 18th June 10.30am – 4pm) enables participants to enter into Saint Teresa of Avila’s wisdom on prayer in an experiential way.
From time to time it is good to have a break from the normal routine and go away and do something else. It is that time for me. I am going on a little bike ride to see some of England, sleep in a tiny tent and probably get quite wet.
Whilst I am going to take my phone, I am going to be constrained by limited phone battery. Hopefully there will be chance to charge it in cafes and so forth, The little capacity that I have will be spent on navigation, searches for the next campsite and photographs. For that reason I suspect I will not be able to maintain the normal level of postings of news and new events.
I have no idea when I will get back but it will be before the end of June.
Sarah Marie Place is giving a talk on parenting teenagers at the Centre on Tuesday 25th June at 7pm. The talk is applicable to both Parents and Grandparents. As usual there will be an opportunity for tea/coffee and conversation both before and after the event.
The talk is based on a book by Gary Chapman called “The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers”.
If you want to ask Sarah anything beforehand then please use the contact form on the the calendar event which can be found by clicking here.
In March the Xaverian Missionaries from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States held a conference in Coatbridge on Interfaith dialogue.
There are paper copies of the final report from the conference on the display rack in the Preston Centre or you can read it by clicking here.
A retreat day led by Rose and Greg McCrave. A time to refresh, renew and restore our souls by drawing closer to the warmth of God’s love .
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.00 pm (with refreshments from 10.00am)
Cost: £15 please bring lunch
To book: Contact Rose McCrave by email using the form here.
WOMEN AT PRAYER
If you would be interested in coming along to chat about starting a women’s prayer group monthly on a Wednesday from 2-3pm at the Xaverian Missionary Spirituality Centre you are welcome on 12th June 2019
Please contact Rose by email using the form here or call her on 07866 736067
The World Community for Christian Meditation (North Manchester and Lancashire Region) are holding four Quiet Days in Preston at the Centre during the remainder of 2019. Each day runs from 10.30am to 4.00pm
The dates are
Saturday 22nd June
Saturday 24th August
Saturday 5th October
Saturday 7th December
You can find more details by following this link to the calendar.
A new event hits the calendar this week. On Tuesday 4th June 2019 we have the first session of the Dementia Singing Group. This group is aimed at both sufferers as well as carers and friends. Come along and sing your old favourites. Tea/Coffee biscuits and good company are all on offer. 10am until noon.
Also on Tuesday 4th there will be the monthly Rosary Service at the Carmelite Monastery from 2pm until 3pm. Prayers will be offered for expectant mothers and their unborn children.
On Wednesday 5th June we have our monthly Labyrinth walk. If you have never done this traditional walking meditation then why not come and try it 7pm to 9pm.