Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre is pleased to offer a variety of retreats, days of prayer and renewal, and workshops throughout the year. Click on the links below for program information and registration instructions.

Retreats and Workshops

Days of Recollection and Prayer

A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part One)

Sat. May 8, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by: Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

This day of reflection will look at the history of collecting the Letters of Therese and begin to look at the earliest correspondence and her first letters.  The time period covers April 1877 to November 1886, when Therese was 4 to almost 14 years old.

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Two)

Sat. June 5, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by: Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese as she discerns her vocation to Carmel.  It will cover from Christmas 1886, the time of her famous conversion, to April 1888, her last days in the world before entering the Carmel of Lisieux

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Three)

Sat. July 3, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by; Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

 

​This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese during that first year of postulancy in the Lisieux, April 9, 1888 to January 10, 1889, when she receives the habit and enters novitiate.  Come see how she adjusted to her new life in the cloister.

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Four)

Sat. Aug 7, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by; Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

​This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese during the sacred year of prayer known as the Canonical Year, or more commonly, The Novitiate, from January 10, 1889 to September 8, 1890, when she makes her profession.  Come see how she documents her growth during this time of discernment.

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Five)

Sat Sept 18, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by; Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

​This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese during her first years of vows under the Prioress, Mother Marie de Gonzague.  Time period covered: September 1890 to February 1893.

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Through the Looking Glass

by group appointment

5 person minimum required

Cost: free will offering

9am-1pm

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 .  (Groups can schedule this as a chapel tour during the week).

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Lectio Divina Group

by group appointment- please call 905 356 4113 (5 person minimum required)

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

One Day Workshops 

Overnight Retreats

One Day Workshops 

Training Programs

Directed and Private Retreats

Call the Centre Office for availability

Cost:  $150/day for Directed;   $140/day for Private

 

Accommodation and meals included.

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POWER OF FORGIVENESS RETREAT

April 16-18, 2021   POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost:$290

 

​Understanding forgiveness is the first key to being able to forgive. Learn how to identify the stages of forgiveness on the journey to letting go. Explore how to release negative emotions of hurt, anger, blame and hatred so you can live more fully alive. This Retreat will provide a caring and nurturing environment to work through the forgiveness process and begin to heal from your deepest hurts. You will be guided with tools that will enable you to move forward with the healing process.

 

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

 

Learn how the power of forgiveness will set you free.”

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SEASONS OF GRIEF RETREAT – Surviving Loss

April 30-May 2, 2021 POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

Led by; Anna Racine

Cost: $290

 

Are you in a Season of Grief? Grief moves and changes like the seasons. Come and explore grief through the seasons of loss, change, growth and renewal.

This retreat is for people experiencing loss through death/separation/divorce/lost relationships and life changes. An opportunity to examine your loss by......

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SEPARATION AND DIVORCE JOURNEY RETREAT

DATE TBD

Led by: Anna Racine.

Cost: $290

The Journey of Separation and Divorce is a life altering event.  Every person’s journey is different but there are many common experiences that everyone goes through. Using various methods we will explore the steps involved in order to find hope for the future.  You will be provided with tools and strategies for coping with the struggles and finding ways to deal with the painful emotions. This Retreat provides a supportive environment to find empathy, understanding and consolation from others travelling along the same journey. Learn how to redefine yourself as you work through rebuilding your life.

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SOUL CARE RETREAT

June  3-5, 2022

Led by: Cathy A.J. Hardy

Details pending**

More information and presenter bio at:

https://soulcare.cathyajhardy.com/

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Surviving Separation and Divorce

DATE : TBD

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

9:30am-3:30pm

Surviving separation and divorce is one of the worst experiences of our lives. The process involves intense emotions of grief, anger, sadness and deep hurts. Learn how to navigate these emotions and explore the stages involved in the healing process. Through personal sharing, receive support and reassurance that you are not alone and that others have felt and experienced the same challenges.

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The Anger Iceberg

Sat. June 5, 2021

Led By Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

9:30am-3:30pm

 

​Getting Angry is only the tip of the Iceberg. Anger is a secondary emotion. Understanding the cause of anger is the first step to managing it. This Workshop will identify the causes of anger and explore our own beliefs and  patterns of response. Learn how to respond to anger on a day-to-day basis in a healthy, constructive, and creative ways.

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The Power of Prayer

Sat July 24, 2021, 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by: Anita Mascarenhas 

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

What does Medical Science say about prayer?

Do prayers really work?

Come find out.

 

Join us for a lively discussion on Covid-19.

Learn how to cope with biblical-based strategies

for the future.

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THE IMPACT OF COVID 19

 

Sat. Sept. 11, 2021

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

If you are experiencing stress caused by COVID 19, you are not alone! People around the world have felt overwhelmed and helpless as a result of Coronavirus anxiety.

Adjusting to new realities has caused fear and worry. Through this interactive workshop we will explore coping strategies and practical skills to deal with impact that COVID 19 has had on our lives.

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LIFE CHANGES:

Who Am I Now?

September 18 2021

Cost: $65 includes lunch

Workshop 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.

​Presented by: Anna Racine

 

Put more joy and more meaning into your life through self-awareness and self-esteem.

 

​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 areas that may need healing in order to live fully who and where I am now. Mini-presentations, personal reflection and group work.

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Forgiveness – What is It and Why Is It So Hard?

October 23, 2021 from 9:30 am.-3:30 pm

Led by: Anna Racine

​Cost: $65 – includes  lunch

 

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  • Have you experienced deep disappointment, hurt or betrayal in an important relationship?

  • Do you continue to suffer from a conflict or trauma that occurred long ago?

  • Are unresolved issues affecting your health, finances or relationships?

This interactive workshop identifies the stumbling blocks to forgiveness, and then provides positive, practical methods to work through the anger, blame and resentment.

 

Forgiveness is about letting go of the past, understanding and moving on. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

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Ongoing Activities

SILENT MEDITATION

Mondays at 10am Wednesdays at 10am and Fridays at 6pm

Hosted by: Fr. Thomas Hakala O. Carm.

 

Meditation will be held in the Niagara room on the 4th floor.

Cost: Free will offering

You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you live a mindful life, to enhance your day-to-day awareness by living in the present moment.

 

​Being is the capacity of our being: and now, in this moment, we recognize, acknowledge , and submit ourselves. We remind ourselves of this each time we live in the moment. This particular moment this is now making us joyous becomes the continuing moment of every day of every year.

“ New to silent meditation?  If you want, plan to arrive 10 minutes before starting time, to receive some simple instruction on the process. It’s really as simple as ‘just sitting there!’ in God’s Presence and listening. “

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!

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Monthly Sessions

Spiritual direction sessions are available on a monthly basis. Please call Centre at 905-356-4113 for information.

 

DREAM GROUP

by group appointment- please call 905 356 4113

Cost: Free Will Offering

 

Led by: Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

 

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

DREAM GROUP :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!  

 

SEPARATED AND DIVORCED MINISTRY

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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!

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SUPERVISION for SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS

Sessions by Appointment

Supervision is available for trained spiritual directors and for spiritual directors currently in a training program. Please call Centre at 905-356-4113 for information and session fees.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS-- now offered as virutal meeting - call for more info

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.

Labyrinth Walk

by group appointment

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.

 

TRIVIA DAY! THE SEQUEL

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON-

CURRENTLY DELAYED DUE TO COVID 19

 

Join us for an afternoon of fun, trivia, food and prizes

FRIENDS OF CARMEL

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!

All Sunday events will be as follows:

11:15 AM MASS, 12 LUNCH, 1PM MEETING