FCJ 2023 Jan-April Program Guide

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COUNSELLING SERVICES Counselling is often the first and usually one of the best defenses we have against a whole range of psychological issues like depression, grief, and anxiety. As we face our own unique struggles on our journey through life, at times the challenges we face can be overwhelming. The FCJ Centre, through our counselling services, strives to provide a safe compassionate place, where individuals can be heard. Sr. Ger Curran our counsellor is there to help and highlight the emotional and intellectual experience of a client which can facilitate change in life for them.

We are a centre of hospitality and hope where God can be experienced in a changing world.

There is no fixed charge for counselling. However, a suggested tax- deductible donation of $80.00 per hour is suggested. This can be negotiated where necessary. If you would like a brief conversation with a counsellor before making an appointment, please contact the FCJ Centre at (403) 228 4215

COMPANIONS IN MISSION In 2000 The Sisters FCJ invited other women and men to accompany them, not as members of the religious order, but as companions who would also live and share the charism (spirituality) as FCJ Companions in Mission (CiM). Preparation for commitment as a CiM involves a formation program over a period of time. CiMs commit to attending regular meetings, fostering a spirit of companionship and making time in their lives for reflection, prayer and service to others.


Those who want to learn more about the spirituality and charism of the Sisters FCJ and the Companions in Mission are invited to contact Sheila at sheilalewrenz@yahoo.com for more information about our program.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Our Community Outreach programs are perfect for schools, parishes/churches, assisted-living facilities, libraries, and other organizations that wish to bring a memorable experience to their community. For more details visit FCJCentre.ca or call (403)228-4215, or email: dawna.richardson@fcjcentre.ca.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION Unless otherwise stated, please register in advance to reserve a place in your chosen program. Early registration is recommended and guaranteed only with payment. We accept VISA, MasterCard, eTransfer and cheque. We also accept cash from those paying in person. Rates are subject to change. Cancellation fees are applicable. Note that our office hours are 8AM-5PM, Monday to Friday.

OUR SERVICES • Spiritual Direction • Spiritual Growth Experiences • Group Retreats • Private Directed or Non-Directed Retreats • Spiritual Direction Training Program (SDTP) • Peer Support for Spiritual Direction • Outreach Programs • Counselling • Compassionate Care


One of Calgary's best kept secrets! Discover extraordinary spaces for transformation and community-building. Whether you need a place for staff enrichment or a rejuvenating retreat*, we have a space for you. (*Bookings available for Not for Profit or Charities)

BOOK PRIVATE RETREATS FINANCIAL SUPPORT The FCJ Centre is a non-profit organization. We welcome and appreciate donations of all sizes. Your donation enables the FCJ Centre to achieve much more! Charitable donations can be sent directly to the FCJ Centre, or can be made online. For information on estate planning, bequests or deferred gifts, please contact the Fund Development Office at (403) 228-4215. Donations may be eligible for a tax receipt.

The FCJ Centre offers both Directed and Non-Directed Private Retreats for anyone seeking solitude, rest, and renewal of the spirit. Make arrangements for a day, a week, or month away. For more information and pricing, please call our Booking Coordinator at (403) 228-4215, or email coordinator@fcjcentre.ca. Advanced booking is required.

CONTACT US! For more information, pricing, registrations or reservations, please contact the FCJ Centre at (403) 228-4215 or email info@fcjcentre.ca

Our charitable registration number is 118913581RR





The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius of Loyola RETREAT EXPERIENCES GIFT OF HOPE RETREAT FOR THE UNEMPLOYED A Time of Transition With Sr. Ger Curran FCJ & Mirna Farahat March 3, 5:30pm to March 4, 5:00pm Live-In. Offered FREE of Charge. Limited to 20 Participants. Register by Mon. Feb 27, 2022 6-DAY LENTEN SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ March 6, 7:00pm to March 12, 1:00pm OR LENTEN WEEKEND SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT March 10, 5:30pm to March 12, 1:00pm 6 Day $675 Live-in Weekend $270 Live-in LAUDATO SI' WITH POPE FRANCIS Lenten Prayer & Reflection With Sr. Ita Connery FCJ March 9, 2023 7:00pm to 9:00pm $35

Register online for our events at: fcjcentre.ca/events

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. LIVING IN THE LIGHT An Epiphany Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life 4-Week Series ONLINE: Zoom With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ, & Patricia Harasym January 5, 7:00pm to 8:30pm also Jan 12, Jan 19, and Jan 26 $90

TREASURING THE MEMORIES Savoring the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius 4-Week Series With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ & Patricia Harasym February 16, 7:00pm to 9:00pm also Mar 16, Apr 20, and May 18 $130 LENTEN IGNATIAN RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE Will You Make the Time? 6-Week Series ONLINE: Zoom With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ, & Patricia Harasym February 20, 7:00pm to 8:30pm also Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, and Mar 27 $130

EASTER IGNATIAN RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE Embracing New Life 4-Week Series ONLINE: Zoom With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ, Patricia Harasym April 17, 7:00pm to 8:30pm also Apr 24, May 1, and May 8 $90

MEDITATION & PRAYER SPIRITUAL GROWTH EXPERIENCES DREAMWORK EVENINGS ONLINE: Zoom With Sr. Ita Connery FCJ January 19, 7:00pm to 9:00pm also Feb 16, Mar 16, and Apr 20 $30 per session

GATHERING THE SCATERRED FRAGMENTS Afternoon 4-Week Series With Suzanne Clease & Sr. Ita Connery FCJ January 23, 1:00pm to 3:30pm also Jan 30, Feb 6, and Feb 13 $150 THE PURPOSE OF LIFE With Dr. Mark Kolodziej January 26, 5:00pm to 9:00pm $75 SEEKING BALANCE Exploring the Benedictine Way With Patricia Harasym February 23, 7:00pm to 9:00pm $35

COME ASIDE EVENING Lenten Reflection Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ March 23, 7:00pm to 9:00pm $35 ANGER MANAGEMENT With Dr. Mark Kolodziej April 1, 2023 8:00am to 4:00pm $140

VESPERS Monthly With Alicia Dykstra February 8, 7:00pm to 8:30pm also Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, and Jun 14 $25 per session

MEDITATION AND DISCUSSION Dwelling in the Presence of God Monthly With Patricia Harasym February 2, 7:00pm to 8:00pm also Mar 2, May 11 and June 1 $15

IN TO ME SEE: COUPLE'S RETREAT For Married Couples With Dr. Mark Kolodziej June 16, 2023 5:00pm to June 18, 3:00pm Price to be arranged

FULL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST IGNATIUS With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ July 3 to August 4 (30+ days) Price to be arranged SUMMER WEEKEND SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT An Ignatian Group Retreat With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ August 11, 7:00pm to August 13, 1:00pm OR EXTENDED 8-DAY RETREAT August 11, 7:00pm to August 19, 1:00pm Weekend $270 8-Day $1,000

OTHER EVENTS SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT As Requested SUPPORT FOR THE DAILY EXAMEN ONLINE: Zoom With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ Ongoing Weekly Tuesdays 7:15pm to 7:45pm $10 per session SPRITUAL DIRECTORS' ENRICHMENT DAY For trained spiritual directors With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh FCJ March 29, 9:00am to 4:00pm $125 ENNEAGRAM RETREAT With Cherie Tetz & Doug Schroeder April 14, 7:00pm to April 16, 1:00pm $270 SPIRITUAL DIRECTION What it is and how it helps With Sonya April 25, 7:00pm to 8:30pm also Sept 19 Freewill Offering


For more info about our programs & facilitators visit fcjcentre.ca