FCJ Fall 2022 Program Guide

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Registration Programs, Retreats and Events PHONE (403) 228-4215 EMAIL info@fcjcentre.ca ONLINE www.fcjcentre.ca 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.

Community Outreach We take outreach seriously at the FCJ Centre! 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 details about our various Community Outreach programs, please visit FCJCentre.ca. If you are interested in having a member of our Outreach Team come to your group, please call (403)228-4215, or email: dawna.richardson@fcjcentre.ca.

Bursaries to attend FCJ Centre sponsored programs are available to those with limited financial means. For further information, please contact the FCJ Centre at (403) 228-4215.

Financial Support An Enduring Future for the FCJ Centre 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. Our charitable registration number is 118913581RR.

Our Services Spiritual Direction Spiritual Growth Experiences Private, Guided, and Directed Retreats Spiritual Direction Training Program (SDTP) Peer Support for Spiritual Direction Outreach Programs and Counselling

Our Facilities 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)


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.

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) 2284215, 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.

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COURAGEOUSLY EMBRACING CHANGE AND BUILDING RESILIENCE With Sr. Ger Curran, FCJ, & Suzanne Clease Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30PM to Sunday, Oct. 30, 12PM $260.00 Live-in

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.

THE WISDOM OF TREES: What Trees Can Teach Us About Faith and Life With Alicia Dykstra Friday, November 4, 7PM to Sunday, November 6, 1PM $245.00 Live-in

Virtual SUPPORT FOR THE DAILY EXAMEN With the FCJ Sisters and Guest Facilitators Weekly, beginning September 6 Tuesdays, 7:15PM to 7:45PM $10.00 per session via Zoom

THE MANY NAMES OF MARY: An Invitation to Sacred Womanhood With Alicia Dykstra Friday, December 2, 7 PM to Sunday, December 4, 1 PM $245.00 Live-in EVERY STAR SHALL SING A CAROL: Advent Twilight Retreat With Sr. Ita Connery, FCJ Thurday, December 15, 5:30PM to 9:15PM $45.00 ADVENT WEEKEND RETREAT With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30PM to Sunday, Dec. 11, 12PM Includes Advent Taize Prayer Service $285.00 Live-in ADVENT EXTENDED 6-DAY RETREAT With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30PM to Thursday, Dec. 15, 12PM Includes Advent Taize Prayer Service $682.00 Live-in

INDIVIDUAL 19th ANNOTATION - Individual Directed Retreat in Everyday Life. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ, Patricia Harasym and Lisa Gilead As arranged by the retreatant and director $125.00 per month (9-months) Online GROUP 19th ANNOTATION - Retreat in Everyday Life. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola With Patricia Harasym Weekly September 21 to June 14 Wednesdays, 1 PM - 3 PM $60.00 per month (9-months) 12-WEEK INDIVIDUAL RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE (HYBRID) With Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ, Patricia Harasym and Lisa Gilead September 12-November 28 Opening meeting September 12 and closing meeting November 28 - Online via Zoom Other meetings as arranged in person or virtual between the retreatant and director. $480.00 Hybrid (Online and In Person) Virtual ADVENT IGNATIAN RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE: An Ignatian Online Group Retreat with Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ and Patricia Harasym Weekly November 28, December 5, 12 & 19 Mondays, 7PM - 8:30PM $60.00 via Zoom


SPIRITUAL GROWTH EXPERIENCES A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNER WORK LIVING IN HARMONY WITH CREATION 2-part series: Exploring “Laudato Si” With Sr. Ita Connery, FCJ Wednesdays, Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 7PM to 9PM $60.00 SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: What is It and How It Helps (Information Session) With Sonya Monday, Sept. 19, 7PM to 8:30PM Freewill Offering

GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: For Trained Spiritual Directors (Both Novice and Experienced Are Welcome) With Sonya Tuesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 7PM to 8:30PM $120.00 for 4 sessions Virtual DREAMWORK EVENINGS With Sr. Ita Connery, FCJ Thursdays, 7PM to 9:30PM $30.00 per session via Zoom September 22 - Mining the Hidden Gold October 20 - Wake Up, Show Up, Grow Up November 17 - What Happened to My Inner Child?

Bi-Weekly Online Christian Meditation Group: Silent Prayer in Community September 8, 22 October 6, 20 November 3, 17 December 1, 15 Thursdays, 7:30AM to 8:15AM $10.00 per session Via Zoom Monthly Christian Meditation Group Thursdays, Oct. 6; Nov. 3; Dec. 1 , 7PM to 8PM $12.00 per session Introduction to Christian Meditation (6-weeks) Mondays, Oct. 17 - Nov. 21, 7PM to 8PM $90.00 for 6 sessions WALK THE LABYRINTH With Sonya Sunday, Sept. 11, 2PM to 4PM $10.00 ADVENT TAIZÉ PRAYER: Sending Light into our Darkness With Sr. Ita Connery, FCJ Friday, Dec. 9, 7PM to 8PM $15.00 Suggested Offering

WELLNESS CREATIVE SELF-CARE TO ENHANCE WELL-BEING: Building the Ultimate Personal Self-Care Kit With Suzanne Clease Thursday, Oct. 13, 5PM to 8PM (talk from 6PM-8PM) $50.00 (Includes Supper) or $30.00 (Talk Only)

YOUNG ADULT YOUNG ADULT - COME AND SEE: An Introduction to FCJ Centre’s Young Adult Programming With Dawna Richardson Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 PM to 8:30PM Free Offering

FAITH & FAMILY Advent, Waiting in Love: A Family Advent Fireside Gathering With Dawna Richardson and Alicia Dykstra Come gather with your family around the fire pit at the FCJ Centre to herald the season of Advent, with an evening of stories, a simple craft, carol singing, and hot chocolate. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held inside. ALL AGES WELCOME Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30PM to 8PM $5 per person OR $15.00 per family

SPECIAL EVENTS AN EVENING OF RECONCILIATION AND OPENNESS WITH FR. CRISTINO Thursday, Sept. 22, 7PM to 8:30PM Join Fr. Cristino at the FCJ Centre as he shares his story of reconciliation, openness, vulnerability, suffering, and reconciling his two identities as an indigenous priest. Come and join us in preparation for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2022.

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