Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon – Upcoming Programs

601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9

Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist@queenshouse.org
• Website:  www.queenshouse.org

 

Summary:

QUEEN’S HOUSE RETREAT AND RENEWAL CENTRE welcomes you! Our programming combines in-person and online events using Zoom.
Please visit our webpage for a list of all upcoming programs: http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=4399

Nourish Your Mind and Nurture Your Spirit at Queen’s House!

For inquiries/additional information contact Sarah Donnelly, Programming Director: 306-242-1916 x226.

We are requesting that all those participating in our in-person programs wear a mask and be fully vaccinated.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone as healthy as possible.


    • Additional information:CENTERING PRAYER – all are welcome to gather in-person at Queen’s House or virtually on Zoom on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Fr. Paul Fachet, OMI will provide leadership and guidance for these gatherings, and additional insights regarding contemplation and centering prayer from the great teachers will be part of every evening. No fee – donations to Queen’s House welcome. Register online to receive the Zoom invitation/let us know that you will be coming in person. Call 306-242-1916 x222 for further information.

 

    • LAY FORMATION ALUMNI AND FRIENDS RETREAT – with special guest speaker Archbishop Don Bolen. Saturday October 23, 8:30am Registration, 9am – 5pm includes “If Not Here, Somewhere Near Here…Pilgrimage as Spiritual Exercise” – Deb Rolfes, Lay Formation Alumni AGM, “Re-emerging from the Tomb” – Archbishop Don Bolen and concludes with Mass. All welcome – register by October 21.

 

    • FALLING INTO SILENCE – come for one or several days to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Queen’s House. This Silent Guided Retreat will be facilitated by Ana Gheyssen, and spiritual directors will also be available to meet with you. Thursday October 28, 7:00 p.m. to Sunday October 31, 1:00 p.m. Day Rooms are also available, 8am – 6pm. Create your own individual retreat to best meet your needs. Registration deadline: October 25. Call 306-242-1916 x226 for further information.  

 

    • LAY FORMATION ALUMNI AND FRIENDS RETREAT – with special guest speaker Archbishop Don Bolen. Saturday October 23, 8:30am Registration, 9am – 5pm includes “If Not Here, Somewhere Near Here…Pilgrimage as Spiritual Exercise” – Deb Rolfes, Lay Formation Alumni AGM, “Re-emerging from the Tomb” – Archbishop Don Bolen and concludes with Mass. All welcome – register by October 21.

 

    • FALLING INTO SILENCE – come for one or several days to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Queen’s House. This Silent Guided Retreat will be facilitated by Ana Gheyssen, and spiritual directors will also be available to meet with you. Thursday October 28, 7:00 p.m. to Sunday October 31, 1:00 p.m. Day Rooms are also available, 8am – 6pm. Create your own individual retreat to best meet your needs. Registration deadline: October 25. Call 306-242-1916 x226 for further information.

 

    • TRANSITIONS: YOUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS – an in-person retreat with Sarah Donnelly. Participants will have bedrooms with private bathrooms. Welcoming those who have experienced a wide range of losses including the death or anticipated death of spouse, partner, child, family member or loved one; the loss of good health in themselves or someone they love; the loss of a job or underemployment; retirement from a much-loved career; and the ending or deep wounding of a marriage, significant relationship or friendship. Thursday October 28, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday October 31, 1:00 p.m. Cost: $525 – program, bedroom and all meals. Maximum of 9 participants – register by calling Sarah at 306-717-3707 by October 18.

 

    • BEREAVED CAREGIVERS: LIVING THROUGH LOSS – a support group held either in-person at Queen’s House or on zoom – please contact Brenda Gibbs, facilitator, to discuss your preference. Caregivers have often experienced years of anticipatory grief caused by the cumulative losses that occurs when a family is expecting a death. Now the vigil is over, and the final grief can be intense. No one grieves the same and there is no single recipe or formula to grief work. All that is needed is a commitment to do the work and grow in your grief. With grief in your heart, you will never be the same again, yet there is hope in finding meaning and reinvesting in your future. Six Wednesday afternoons, 2;00 – 3:30 p.m. November 3 – December 8. Cost $150. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 participants are needed to offer this program. Registration deadline: November 1.

 

    • WHO AM I? PART TWO: GOING DEEPER – Living in Alignment with My True Self and Purpose – a four-part zoom series for women with Lynn Gow. Wednesday evenings, November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. A follow up from the introductory series, “Who Am I?” “Going Deeper” is an experiential virtual retreat providing participants with the opportunity to practice their inward journey of self-reflection in a supportive and encouraging environment with others who are on the same path. Using the concepts included in the Person Framework introduced in ‘Who Am I?’, participants will share where they are in their own journeys, along with their hopes and wishes for what may be coming next. The focus of this series will include: Journeying together as part of a supportive group; Personal reflection exercises; Meditation Practices to silence the mind, heal the heart, and connect with the spirit; Sharing personal stories to honor the path that has led you here; Visioning and setting intentions; Learning from others’ insights as we journey together; Developing curiosity about yourself, who you are and what you are meant to be doing. Cost: $100.00/4 sessions. A minimum of 9 participants is needed to offer this program. Registration deadline: November 1.

 

    • WOMEN IN MINISTRY This invitation goes out to all women, lay and ordained, who are employed in professional ministry (parish/congregational, chaplaincy, diocesan, educational, retreat facilitation, spiritual direction), those who are retired from an employed ministry position, and those studying for professional ecclesial ministry. The main purpose for these lunches is to create an informal relational space where women working professionally in ministry can connect across denominational lines and form networks of friendship, communication, and support.  No fee–donations to Queen’s House welcome. Zoom gathering Friday November 5, 12–1:00 p.m. Registration deadline: November 4.  For more information call Martha Fergusson, 306-270-2378.

 

    •  T’AI CHI CHIH: A MINDFULNESS MOVING MEDITATION with Donna Aldous. Two in-person classes being offered following all COVID-19 health and safety provincial protocols – come to one or both classes. Friday November 5, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday November 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation. The set of 19 movements and one pose is soft, flowing and easy to learn. Benefits may include peace of mind, improved health and simply, joy. TCC practice allows the essential energy, or Chi, that moves within us all to circulate and balance. That in turn improves our health and sense of well-being. TCC is not a martial art – it is completely non-violent. T’ai Chi Chih does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. The very old and very young alike can learn it. Cost: $60.00 per class. A minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 participants are needed to offer this program. Registration deadline: November 3.

 

    • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BROTHERS’ KEEPERS BREAKFASTS -Tuesday November 9. Second Tuesday morning of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. In this time of restrictions regarding personal gatherings and meals served, please contact Brendan for additional details and to register your attendance: 306-242-1916 x225.needs. Registration deadline: October 25. Call 306-242-1916 x226 for further information.

 

    • BOUNDLESS COMPASSION: CREATING A WAY OF LIFE – offered on zoom, this is the first of a two-part series drawing from Joyce Rupp’s book Boundless Compassion and is facilitated by Gisele Bauche. This four-week series will invite you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus to be a compassionate presence. Embodying compassion today, as Jesus did, compels us to be a ‘living Christ’ – to ease suffering, to welcome and aid those who are most vulnerable, and to work for justice in a global society. Topics include Compassion as a Way of Life / for Self / and Suffering / for Creation. Four Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., November 11 – December 2. Cost $100. A minimum of 7 participants are needed to offer this program. Registration deadline: November 10.

 



SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
: If you are interested in having a mentor and companion to accompany you on your spiritual journey contact Sr. Adeline Behm: 306-242-1916 x228 / email spiritualdirection@queenshouse.org or visit our website  http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=463 to see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors. In-person and online meetings are available.


Please contact us to discuss how your groups can book meeting room space with us: 306-242-1916.  

For individual retreats or dropping by the centre for personal prayer, please call us to inquire about this possibility.

We continue to offer most of our programming on Zoom, and in addition to on-line programming we will be offering some in-person programming this fall, following all safety protocols.

Thank you for supporting the programming being offered at Queen’s House. We welcome your suggestions for additional topics and events. Queen’s House is committed to serving the ecumenical Christian community in Saskatchewan and beyond by offering a quiet, nourishing space where people can come to be renewed. In addition to a wide variety of programs Queen’s House offers meeting space that is ideal for parish council/vestry/church board meetings, days away, and congregational/parish retreats. Please contact us at 306-242-1916 or bookings@queenshouse.org for further information.

Nourish your Mind – Nurture your Spirit!

Peace to you,

Sarah Donnelly
Program Director
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre
601 Taylor Street West
Saskatoon, SK  S7M 0C9
306-242-1916 x226
programming@queenshouse.org
[Office Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays]

 

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