Caregiver’s Support Group
Mar 07 2015 02:00 PM
Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours
1525 Marriottsville Rd
Marriottsville, MD 21104

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cost: $15.00 per person The Retreat and Conference Center offers caregivers support groups. Our Support Group is designed to create a sacred space for caregivers who are currently providing care for others and are in need of opportunities for renewal and healing. Join us quarterly as we uncover and explore the many blessings of the Long Goodbye that are inherently present in caring for loved ones. As we reflect on the various stories shared among participants, validation, spiritual nourishment and information will be offered to empower caregivers present in the group. Techniques for self-care and uplifting spiritual exercises will be included in each session to enhance the experience of those in attendance. All caregivers are welcome to participate and can either pre-register or drop-in. Guided by Gordon Creamer. Gordon Creamer earned his MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare for the last thirteen years at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Hospice communities. Having a passion for meeting the spiritual needs of the individuals that he serves is an important piece of his outreach, particularly those of individuals with memory impairment. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and programs over the last several years that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality through various media. He also enjoys creating poetry, music and art and integrating them into his personal and professional endeavors. Gordon is a certified spiritual director and welcomes all in exploring the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. To register, call the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or visit our website and register online.

Convent Hopping Vocations Event
Mar 14 2015 08:45 AM
700 Academy Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Join us for a day of Convent Hopping, on Saturday, March 14th, when we will tour area Convents to help young girls, ages 11 thru 17, develop a greater understanding of the beauty of living the consecrated life as well as an appreciation of Baltimore's rich Catholic tradition and culture. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls to spend some time with holy women, who answered the call to dedicate all of their lives to Christ, some through educating children, others through serving the disadvantaged elderly and others through serving poorest of the poor. Amidst these experiences, there will be time for the girls to discern what Christ has planned for their lives. It will truly be a beautiful day. Here is the proposed schedule: • 8:45 - 10:00 Visit with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia, at Mt. DeSales Academy, 700 Academy Rd, Catonsville; • 10:30- 2:00 Visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor as well as several other religious orders at St Martins Home, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville (Mass at 11 a.m.); • 2:45-5:00 Visit with Missionaries of Charity (Holy Hour at 3 p.m.) at Gift of Hope, 818 N Collington Ave, Baltimore (Fr. Jim Sorra will lead Benediction) This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore Vocations Committee. Each attendee is asked to bring $10 for lunch and a donation for the sisters. Please RSVP by March 7th. Permission slips will be emailed by the 11th to be filled out and returned the day of the event. For more information or to register, please contact Terry Maxwell at - 410.934 8157 / Marlene Lauer at - 410-733-4281 / Dawn Walsh at - 410-876-0250

Giving Up and Letting Go – Women’s Retreat
Mar 21 2015 09:00 AM
Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $60.00 (earlybird special of $50.00 through 2/21/15) humor, laughter, retreat When we think of Giving up and Letting Go it brings up all kinds negative images. But, stop for a minute! Take those phrases apart: Giving (something you have for someone else) UP (up!..a great direction to go) Letting (allowing) GO! (moving forward!) Get the picture? This retreat will look at the positive ways we can embrace our lives in whatever aging stage we find ourselves to give and allow and go forward with joy and a renewed spirit! How do we replenish our spiritual, emotional, physical lives as we age? What messages do we have for those who are coming behind us? What legacy are we creating? How are we helping ourselves? Others? Can we replenish the “joy joy joy joy down in our hearts?” Come find out! This is an inspiring, fun retreat for women. Sandy Queen has been a speaker and trainer in the field of health, wellness and spirituality for the past 40 years throughout the US, Canada and Australia. Her motto: You Are Good Stuff! She has worked with audiences from pre-school children to senior citizens, bringing a message of joy and challenge and a reaffirmation of the importance of “Lightening Up” so that we can experience the rewards of a life well lived…and loved! To register, call the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or visit our website to register online.