Silent Saturday – a virtual hour of prayer

Saturday, December 5
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Please join us for an hour united in centering prayer, lectio divina and sharing. We encourage newcomers and long-time practitioners to participate. We will give a brief introduction to centering prayer and lectio divina before we begin.

We will meet via Zoom. Please RSVP to Chris Grostic at grostic@gmail.com
Chris will forward the Zoom login information a few days prior to the event. If you have not used Zoom, please let us know when you RSVP so we can send you instructions.

Introductory Workshop – Via Zoom

Discover the meaning of Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.”

In this workshop we will explore the indwelling presence of God within each of us through the practice of a method of Christian meditation – Centering Prayer.

Experienced practitioners, commissioned through Contemplative Outreach Ltd., will lead a discussion about the benefits of Centering Prayer in ordinary life and together we will experience two periods of practice.


Date and Time
Saturday, August 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location
You may participate from the comfort of your home or office.

Directions
A few days prior, we will send all registered participants a Zoom link to access the workshop.

Contact Information
To RSVP for this event or for more information, please contact Chris Grostic at grostic@gmail.com or via (734)-904-1806 by Sunday, August 2.

United Day in Prayer

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Healing Divisions: A day of prayer dedicated to whole-making in ourselves, our relationships and our world.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, 
neither slave nor free,
nor is there male and female,
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:28)

Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio has been participating in the annual United in Prayer Day for over 25 years! Events for the day will include several sitting sessions of silent meditation Centering Prayer, a video excerpt from “That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality” featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, small group discussion and lunch provided by the Laurel Lake Retirement Community. If this is your first experience of Centering Prayer, do not worry! Someone will be available to answer questions. 

Click here to download a printable flyer.

Date and Time
Saturday, March 21, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(times are approximate and will be confirmed soon)
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Location
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, OH 44236

The United in Prayer Day will be hosted at the beautiful Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio, conveniently situated halfway between Cleveland and Akron, and close to the Ohio turnpike (east/west) and route 8 (north/south).

Link to Google Maps

Registration
The Laurel Lake Community will be providing a nice lunch. To help us plan, please be sure to RSVP in advance by contacting Brian Smith at either circa325@gmail.com or (440) 821-3709.

Silent Saturday Day of Prayer

Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio (CONEO) and St. Rita Church in Solon, Ohio, will host a Silent Saturday Day of Prayer on February 1, 2020. Join us for a morning of centering prayer and reflection as we seek to deepen our relationship with God through our relationship with all of creation.

The schedule for this event includes several sessions of Centering Prayer and quiet time.

If this is your first time attending a CONEO event or your first time attending centering prayer, we look forward to having you with us! Someone will be available for a brief introduction about centering prayer before we begin.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the contact information below.

Location and Directions

St. Mark’s Chapel at St. Rita Church
32820 Baldwin Road
Solon, OH 44139
[link to Google maps]

Date and Time

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Sign in and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m.

Contact Information

To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Jackie Fabian at phone (330) 562-0556 or email jfabian128@hotmail.com

Silent Saturday Day of Prayer

Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio (CONEO) and Epiphany Episcopal Church Euclid, Ohio, will host a Silent Saturday Day of Prayer on November 2, 2019. Join us for a morning of centering prayer and reflection as we seek to deepen our relationship with God through our relationship with all of creation.

The schedule for this event includes several sessions of Centering Prayer, quiet time, labyrinth walk and a presentation on praying with icons and using a labyrinth.

If this is your first time attending a CONEO event or your first time attending centering prayer, we look forward to having you with us! Someone will be available for a brief introduction about centering prayer before we begin.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the contact information below.

Location and Directions

Epiphany Episcopal Church
21000 Lake Shore Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44123
[link to Google maps]

Date and Time

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Sign in and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m.
Reflection and Closing Prayer 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (noon)

Contact Information

To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Elaine Murphy at phone (216) 938-6489 or email elaynemurph@yahoo.com

Introductory Workshop


Discover the meaning of Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.”

In this workshop we will explore the indwelling presence of God within each of us through the practice of a method of Christian meditation – Centering Prayer.

Experienced practitioners, commissioned through Contemplative Outreach Ltd., will lead a discussion about the benefits of Centering Prayer in ordinary life and together we will experience two periods of practice.

A donation of $10 per person is requested, payable at the door via cash or check made out to Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio.

All participants will receive a copy of Open Mind, Open Heart, by Father Thomas Keating.


Date and Time
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m.)

Location and Directions
First Congregational Church of Hudson
47 Aurora Street
Room 301 and 3rd floor chapel
Hudson, OH 44236

Contact Information
To RSVP for this event or for more information, please contact Kelly Berger at email KACBerger@aol.com by September 23.

Silent Saturday Day of Prayer

Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio (CONEO) and St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, Ohio, will host a Silent Saturday Day of Prayer on August 24, 2019. Join us for a morning of centering prayer and reflection as we seek to deepen our relationship with God through our relationship with all of creation.

To help us keep the event on schedule, we recommend arriving early to allow time for socializing, coffee and refreshments. 

If this is your first time attending a CONEO event or your first time attending centering prayer, we look forward to having you with us! Someone will be available for a brief introduction about centering prayer before we begin at 10 o’clock.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the contact information below.

Location and Directions

Christ Our Savior Parish
St. Nicholas Church
764 Fifth Street
Struthers, OH 44471
[link to Google maps]

Date and Time

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., Centering Prayer beings at 10:00 a.m. Please be on time.)

Contact Information

To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Pattie Pompeii at email pjp1144@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (330) 757-4156.

Because of the distance from the Cleveland/Akron area to the Youngstown area, we are offering an opportunity to carpool. If you are interested in riding with someone else to the Day of Prayer, please contact Jackie Fabian at jfabian128@hotmail.com email or by phone (330) 562-9556.

The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Contemplative Retreat

Click here for a PDF version of the information on this page.


What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe?
What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness of all true Love?
What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us both from within and pulls us forward, too?
What if Christ is another name for every thing—in its fullness?


–Richard Rohr


Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person whose example we can follow. Christ is a cosmic life principle in which all beings participate. The incarnation is an ongoing revelation of Christ, uniting matter and spirit, operating as one and everywhere. Together—Jesus and Christ—show us “the way, the truth, and the life” of death and resurrection.

On June 15, join Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio for Centering Prayer, contemplative teachings and practices, and reflection with 3 videos featuring Richard Rohr during the March 28 – 31, 2019 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Registration required for lunch planning.
NO FEE. Free will offering will be accepted.

Date and Time
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Registration – 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Please arrive early so we can start promptly at 9:00)

Location and Directions
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Dr.
Hudson, OH 44326

Contact Information
To RSVP for this event, please contact Nancy Moran at email nancymoran94@gmail.com, no later than June 12. For further information: contact Josefina Fernandez at email fucsina@mac.com

Retreat leaders
Nancy Moran and Josefina Fernandez

Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am                Registration

9:00 am – 9:20 am                Opening and Introduction

9:20 am – 11:00 am              Centering Prayer – Intro to the Universal Christ (video)

11:00 am – 11:15 am            Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am            Contemplative Sharing

11:45 am – 12:30 pm            Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:40 pm              Centering Prayer – The Universal Christ (video)

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm                Contemplative Sharing

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm                Break

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm                Contemplation, The Tomb and Not Knowing (video)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm                Contemplative Sharing

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm                Closing

2019 Spring Silent Retreat

Attend a silent weekend retreat at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, just one and a half hours east of Cleveland. The retreat features sessions of silent Centering Prayer and viewings from the God is Love DVD, featuring Father Thomas Keating. Silence is maintained throughout the day and during mealtimes. Father Carl Amico, a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, will lead discussion and answer questions after the DVD viewings.

An optional five-day Grand Silence Retreat begins Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3 and features additional segments from the God is Love DVD. Silence is maintained throughout the day and during mealtimes. Retreatants can attend the five-day retreat, the three-day retreat or combine them for a week-long retreat.

  • Location: Villa Maria, Pulaski, PA
  • Dates of Weekend Retreat: Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5
  • Dates of Grand Silent Retreat: Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3

To make reservations, contact Mary Broglie by April 3 at email mjbroglie@gmail.com or phone 412-327-2318.

Click here for more information about the retreat.