The Effective Application of the Basic Components of Human Emotions to Deter Impulsive Action

Saturday, September 23, 2017 930am-330pm (includes buffet lunch)

Cost $65

 

Emotions have specific components that once these are properly understood and consistently applied will help individuals cope effectively.  Emotional responses can be easily deciphered when we know what are the .........

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

100 YEARS of FATIMA

October 13, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM

Led by: Fr. Jay Comerford O. Carm.

 

Cost: $65 (includes buffet lunch)

 

 

In the spring of 1917, three children reported a vision of a beautiful lady in Fatima, Portugal. The last time the Blessed Mother appeared to them was October 13, 1917. Her message continues to be one of prayer; especially, praying the rosary for peace.

 

 

 

Frs. Jay Comerford and Michael Wastag will lead the day of prayer in honor of the 100th anniversary of Fatima.

 

 

 

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

Lectio Divina Group

September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 27 (2018 dates to be listed later)

Looking for a deeper experience of listening to God’s word?  Try our new Lectio Divina Group.  Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading,” is a group form of praying with the scriptures.  All one needs is a prayerful desire to know God through God’s word as it speaks to the group.  The structured process of Lectio Divina helps the group to enter deeply into God’s word with the hopes of finding applications for its meaning to life in the 21st century.  The group will pray with the gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday.

FRIENDS OF CARMEL

October 15, November 12, December 3, March 11, April 8, May 6

The Friends of Carmel are a group of supporters and benefactors who assist in the promotion and raising of funds for Mount Carmel.

 

If you'd like information on joining us, please call the Centre 905 356 4113 x4200

 

All are welcome to come and see! 

DRAW and MEETING DATE:

SUNDAY  MAY 6, 2018

 

All Sunday events will be as follows:

11:15 AM MASS, 12 LUNCH, 1PM MEETING 

Understanding Grief

Saturday November 18 9am-3pm

Cost $65

 

Are you experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, the loss of a marriage, or the breakup of a relationship?

Grief is a natural response to loss

Understanding the Grief you are feeling is the first step.....

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

DIRECTED and PRIVATE RETREATS

November 26-December 1, January 28 - February 2, February 25 - March 2 (All retreats are Sunday evening to Friday lunch)

Cost: $140/day for directed  $125/day for private

 

Sometimes we need time away from our busy schedules to relax, pray and reflect.

 

Come take time to refresh and renew oneself with a few quiet days at Mount Carmel.

Meeting daily with a spiritual director is an option.

 

Accommodation and meals are provided.

Welcoming the New Year!

January 5-7, 2018 (Friday check in before 7pm until Sunday after lunch)

Cost: $280 per person

 

Call for commuter rate

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

 

 

A weekend to bid farewell to last year and to create some space for the surprises, challenges and blessings waiting in the wings of 2018. Mini-presentations, group work, prayer and personal reflection, as well as rituals and tools for letting go of the old and welcoming the new.  Bring last year’s ........................

 

Check-in starts at 4 PM; Retreat starts at 7:30 PM

 

Retreat ends on Sunday with lunch.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Jan. 5- Feb. 15, 2018

Give yourself the gift of time away to refresh and renew your spirit. Extend one of the weekends and/or create your own personalized retreat with an optional individual daily session with Kathryn.

 

 

 

Contact reservations manager at  mtcarmel@carmelniagara.com  for pricing, room reservation and availability.

 

 

OR

 

 

Come for a session as a commuter

12 STEP SPIRITUALITY FOR WOMEN

Jan 12-14, 2018

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

Cost; $240

 

call for commuter rate

 

 

Open to members of all 12-step programs. Say good-bye to last year and create some space for the challenges and blessings that come with working the program in the coming year. Focus will be on............

 

Check-in starts at 4 PM; Retreat starts at 7:30 PM

 

Retreat ends on Sunday with lunch.

 

 

*Due to generous donations from others, we can offer partial funding for this program. Contact the office for details.

 

 

 

Any donations to this fund, so others can attend, are greatly appreciated; contact the office.

REDISCOVERING THE INNER CHILD

Jan 26-28, 2018

Presenter: Kathryn McMorrow

Cost: $280

 

call for commuter rate

 

 

Inner Child is a metaphor for the spontaneous, creative, emotional and sometimes hurting parts of ourselves which are calling to be healed. Through mini-presentations and ...........

 

 

Suggested reading: Recovery of Your Inner Child by L. Capacchione; and Homecoming by J. Bradshaw

 

 

Check-in starts at 4 PM; Retreat starts at 7:30 PM

 

Retreat ends on Sunday with lunch

THE HEALING POWER OF ANGER

Jan 20, 2018 9:30am-4:30pm

Led by Kathryn Mc Morrow

Cost: $65 includes lunch 

 

Coffee and Registration: 9:30 AM

 

 

Through mini-presentations, group work and personal reflection, we will explore the many faces of anger and the often surprising ways it affects  our health, our relationships, as well as its role in healing, letting go and moving on. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of .........

 

 

Cost: $65 includes lunch

 

 

 

Coffee and Registration: 9:30 AM

 

Workshop 10 AM to 4:30 PM

WINTER STILLNESS: A Retreat for Women

Feb. 2-4, 2018

Prestner: Kathryn McMorrrow

 

Cost: $280 

 

(call for commuter rate)

 

 

A midwinter time out to renew body, mind and spirit in the tranquil and welcoming environment of Mount Carmel and the winter beauty of Niagara Falls. Themes will include winter as a metaphor for external quiet but internal stirrings of “heartseeds” that need to be nourished; the spiritual gifts of...................

 

 

Check-in starts at 4 PM; Retreat starts at 7:30 PM

 

Retreat ends on Sunday with lunch.

LIFE CHANGES: Who am I now?

Feb. 10, 2018

Presenter: Kathryn McMorrow

 

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Cost $65  (includes buffer lunch)

 

 

 

A workshop for anyone who has gone through or is anticipating a major change in their life. We will explore how self-image is formed and affected across the lifespan, the components of self-esteem, the strengths which enable us to navigate change, the grieving which may accompany it and the .....................

 

 

Cost: $65 includes lunch

 

 

 

Coffee and Registration: 9:30 AM

 

Workshop 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Seder Meal

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Led by: Fr. Craig Morrison O. Carm.

 

Cost:$45 per person

 

 

Fr. Craig Morrison, a Carmelite priest, is a biblical scholar, writer, and lecturer working at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He returns again to lead us in .......................

 

 

Reservations are required by March 20. Due to high demand please register early.

 

 

 

Payment must be made by Wed March 20 to hold reservation

Holy week / Sacred Triduum

March 28-April 1 (Wednesday check-in before 5:30 PM to Sunday Brunch)

Led by Ministerial Team                                                            

 

Cost: $130 per day

 

 

 

Each year we celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus starting with a Seder Meal on Wednesday.  Because schedules vary with each individual, our retreat is flexible to allow participants to join or leave at different times.  Guests are also welcomed to spend private days before entering into the Sacred Triduum by calling the Centre Office to make reservations.

Lay Carmelites / Elijah's Well

Sept. 22; Oct 13, 27 (Third Order retreat); Nov. 10, 24; Dec. 8, 22.

Elijah’s Well, run by Third  Order Lay Carmelites, is based on a Third Order Lay Carmelite Community meeting.  7:00-8:00 pm we pray Liturgy of the Hours and lectio divina. 8:00-9:30 we study Carmelite spirituality with a view...............

Labyrinth Walk

October 7, November 11, December 9, (2018 dates to be listed later)

Cost: free will offering

 

 

Come and experience the Mount Carmel Labyrinth as a different way to pray!  The Labyrinth as an ancient archetypal form and method of prayer has experienced a resurgence in spiritual circles in the past few decades.  An introductory orientation to the Labyrinth will begin at 9 a.m. with a group walk of the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. (Those who have had the introduction before can join the walk at 10).  Participants are free to stay for mass at 11:15.  Lunch at noon will be available for an additional charge.($18)

Dreams Group—

eptember 25 Thursday, October 5 Monday, October 23 Thursday, November 9 Monday, November 20 Monday, December 4 Thursday, December 21

(7pm-8:30pm) with new-comer orientation at 6:15

Cost: Free Will Offering

 

 

“IN DREAMS WILL I SPEAK TO HIM”  --Numbers 12:6

 

DREAM GROUP 7-8:30 pm.  (6:15 pm. Orientation (Required for first-time participants))

 

Ever wonder what to make of your dreams?  Attend the bi-monthly Mount Carmel Dream Group to discover how God may be guiding you through your dreams.  Through a structured sharing process, the group will examine dreams brought by its members.  Come with an open mind and a dream or two!  **First time participants must attend the 6:15 orientation so they may be able to participate more easily in the group process**

Soul Care Music & Meditation Retreat for Women Theme: Coming Home – coming home to the heart and to the Presence of Divine Love

June 1-3, 2018

Led by: Cathy AJ Hardy

 

 

Friday evening (7pm) – Sunday (1pm) June 1-3, 2018

A Soul Care Retreat for women with invitation into the following:

 

 

  • the healing power of singing together

  • entering contemplative practices of poetry, lectio divina, labyrinth walks

 

 

allowing creativity to open the heart through journaling, coloring meditations, mandalas and....

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS

Tuesday Evenings at 7pm

A twelve-step organization composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties.

 

An EA group meets every Tuesday evening at 7 PM. Call the Centre at 905-356-4113 for information.

SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS

Every 2nd and 4th Monday Evening

A group of separated and divorced Catholics meet every other Monday for prayer, input and sharing. Call the Centre at 905-356-4113 for information. Please note that you do not have to be Catholic to attend.

 

Everyone is welcome!

DAILY MASS - 11:15 AM

Monday thru Friday

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated on weekdays at 11:15 AM in the Canadian National Shrine of St. Therese the Little Flower. All are Welcome!

Pivotal Players [in Church History] – 6 part Series

Thursdays beginning October 12 for 6 consecutive weeks ending November 2 (7:30 – 9:30 PM)

Led by Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                         

 

Cost: Free Will Offering

 

 

 

A 6 part video series from Bishop Robert Barron on Catholic people who have shaped Church History and have changed the world.  St. Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas, Michaelangelo, G.K. Chesterton and Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman.  Video followed by lecture, handouts and discussion.

Lenten Desert Wednesdays

February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21 (Wednesday, 9 AM – 2 PM)

Led by Ministerial Team                                         

 

Cost: $30 (includes Lenten lunch)

 

 

 

 

Five Wednesdays of prayer and quiet reflection to enrich one’s experience of the season of Lent.  The day includes a short presentation, quiet time, Eucharist and lunch.  Participants are invited to spend a quiet afternoon at the spiritual centre with the opportunity for individual reconciliation. 

 

Please register at least one week in advance.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14 (9 AM – 3 PM)

Led by Ministerial Team                                                  

 

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

 

 

 

Come spend a quiet day of reflection with a morning presentation, Eucharist celebrating Lent and distribution of ashes.  There will be the opportunity for reconciliation during the afternoon and Fr. Michael will close the day with a reflection and prayer.  Please register at least one week in advance

Come Away Day

2nd Tuesday of Every Month (September through June)

Cost: $35 (includes buffet lunch)

Jesus regularly paused in his ministry to spend time in prayer and quiet with his God.  He invites us to take time away from our busy schedule and be refreshed.  The second Tuesday of each month is devoted to this special time.  A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude and Eucharist is available at 11:15 am followed by lunch at noon.  The day ends at 3:30 pm with a closing prayer. 

Catholicism – 10 part Series

Thursdays beginning January 11 and ending March 22 (7:30 – 9:30 PM)

Led by Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                        

 

Cost Free Will Offering

 

 

 

 

A 10 part video series from Bishop Robert Barron which include themes on: God, Faith, Sacraments, Models of sanctity, The Church, and The Kingdom.  Videos followed by lecture, handouts and discussion.

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY SERIES

2nd Sunday of Every Month 2pm. -5pm

You are invited to Mount Carmel Monastery on the second Sunday of each month to explore Carmelite spirituality, a trusted path to get closer to God, in a friendly, informal atmosphere  where everyone is welcome.

The day begins with Mass at 2pm followed by a presentation and discussion.

The Transitus of St. Francis

Wednesday, October 4 (7:30PM – 9:00 PM)

Led by Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                         

 

Cost : Free Will Offering

 

 

 

A paraliturgical celebration of the death of St. Francis of Assisi celebrated in the main chapel.  Excerpt from Zeffirelli’s masterpiece Brother Sun, Sister Moon will be shown before the conclusion.

Through the Looking Glass

December 23 (2018 dates to be listed later) 9am-1pm

Cost $65 (includes buffet lunch)

 

 

 

Learn the basics about Carmelite Spirituality through the stained glass windows of the Main Chapel.  This program will be a walking tour of the stained glass images of Our Lady and Elijah, the two main archetypes of Carmelite Spirituality.  Time for meditation in the chapel will follow the presentation.  The morning ends with mass  followed by lunch.  (Groups can schedule this as a chapel tour during the week)

A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Last Conversations  

September 23, 9am - 3pm includes buffet lunch

Led by Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost $65

                                                                

During her last months of struggle with Tuberculosis, Therese’s words to her visitors were recorded for posterity.  Come and explore the wisdom of Therese in her last days as recorded by Sr. Agnes (Therese’s blood sister Pauline) in her Yellow Notebook

Please register at least 1 week in advance

ICON writing workshop- Daniel in the Lion's Den

October 29- November 4, 2017

Cost: $550 (room and board) + art supply fee 

Join Master Iconographer Phil Zimmerman.................

A Day with Teresa of Avila—The Way of Perfection, Chapters 1-15

Saturday October 28, 9am- 3pm

Led by Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost $65

Looking for advice in your prayer life? 

 

Come and learn from one of the masters of spirituality, Teresa of Avila.  In The Way of Perfection, Teresa gives advice to her fellow sisters for their life of prayer.  Her advice is applicable to anyone who wishes to grow closer to God in prayer.

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

 

(NB: This day covers the first third of the book as an independent unit; one need not attend the other days).

A Day with Teresa of Avila—The Way of Perfection Chapters 16-29

November 4, 9am-3pm includes buffet lunch Cost $65

Led by Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost $65

Looking for advice in your prayer life?  Come and learn from one of the masters of spirituality, Teresa of Avila.  In The Way of Perfection, Teresa gives advice to her fellow sisters for their life of prayer.  Her advice is applicable to anyone who wishes to grow closer to God in prayer (NB: This day covers the second third of the book as an independent unit; one need not attend the other days).

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

ADVENT WITH THE ANGELS: Entering the Christmas Mystery

Saturday Nov. 25

Cost: $65 (includes buffet lunch)

9am-3:30pm

This workshop is devoted to examining the role of the angels in the Christmas story, beginning with who and what these heavenly beings are.

 

Participants will delve into Christmas from the very beginning, the story of............

Presented by Deborah Vaughan.

A Day with Teresa of Avila—The Way of Perfection, Chapters 30-42

December 2, 9am-3pm includes buffet lunch Cost $65

Led by Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost $65

 

Looking for advice in your prayer life? 

 

Come and learn from one of the masters of spirituality, Teresa of Avila.  In The Way of Perfection, Teresa gives advice to her fellow sisters for their life of prayer.  Her advice is applicable to anyone who wishes to grow closer to God in prayer.

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

 

(NB: This day covers the final third of the book as an independent unit; one need not attend the other days).

Awakening and Affirming the Consciousness Within

Saturday, November 25, 2017 930am-330pm

Led by: Dr. Sebastian Fazzari

cost: $65 includes buffet lunch

Being able to know who we are and what we are here on Earth to accomplish is the most important goal in life.  At different times, we may answer the................

The O Antiphons

Saturday, December 9 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

 

Led by Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                               

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

Our count-down to the incarnation of Christ, with the scriptural origin of traditional hymns and excerpts from a service in the Anglican Cathedral of Seattle.

Please register at least 1 week in advance.

A Catholic Approach to the Book of Revelation .

Feb 3, 2018 (9am- 3pm)

Led by Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                  

 

 Cost: $65 (includes lunch) February 3 (Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

 

A Source of much interest and controversy, we will look at the major themes and structure of the Last Book of the Bible.

 

 Please register at least one week in advance

ANNUAL VALENTINE’S CELEBRATION

February 11 (Sunday, 4 PM Eucharist followed by Dinner at 5:30 PM)

Led by Fr Michael Wastag, O. Carm.                             

Cost: $55 per person

Renew your relationships and friendships in the presence of the Lord.  Not just for couples, but for all friends, families and loved ones. 

 

Please register before February 5th.

Dorian Gray, A Story of Conversion

February 17 (Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM)

Led by Fr Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

A study of Oscar Wilde’s classic novella.  There will be a talk in the morning with themes of sin, grace and conversion and a film in the afternoon.

Please register at least one week in advance

SUPERSTAR!

March 24 (Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM)

 

Led by Fr Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

An analysis of the text and themes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece rock opera with a talk on the text during the morning and film in the afternoon.

Please register at least one week in advance

HISTORY OF THE ROSARY

May 26 (Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM)

Led by Fr Jay Comerford, O. Carm.                                

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

A look at the very convoluted history of the Church’s most popular devotion including recitation of the 5 Mysteries of Light.

Please register at least one week in advance

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