Monday Mini Retreats

February 20

Growing in Humility: Our Lenten Journey

Carol will help us prepare for our Lenten journey by learning about six aspects of humility and to actively grow them in the six weeks of Lent and beyond.  She will use an interactive approach and include stories, Scripture, and prayer forms

Carol Herman, MA, is a degreed spiritual director, and she has a private practice in her home.  She is a faithful member of our SFRH Retreat Committee and a member of Assumption BVM Church, Bethlehem, PA, with her husband, Deacon Stu. 

These mini-retreat evenings begin with a 6 pm supper and then a retreat presentation from 7-9 pm follows at St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA. 

Onsite participation donation is $35, and virtual participation donation is $20 (if we have four or more virtual registrants signed up ahead of time).  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Fr. Henry at ext. 13. For more info or to register by phone call; 610-258-3053, ext. 10Peace and all goodness! 


March 20

The Call to Service, Lay Ministry and Volunteerism – A Franciscan Perspective

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The Call to Service, Lay Ministry and Volunteerism – A Franciscan Perspective
This mini retreat will focus on the important gift and sacrifice of our time. Looking through a Franciscan lens we will explore how volunteering, service and ministry can bring contentment and peace in our lives.
BIOGRAPHY:
Bob Olney is the Community Outreach Administrator at Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown. In this role he engages hundreds of volunteers, community groups, parish schools and agencies to advance the mission of Catholic Charities. Bob has served several other roles in the Diocese over the past 18 years. Bob holds a Masters degree from Rutgers University and is a Certified Spiritual Director at the Retreat House. Bob and his wife Joanne are members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Bethlehem.


April 17:

The Evangelizing Mission of the Church

We read in Pope St. Paul VI’s Evangelii Nuntiandi, “Evangelizing is in fact the grace and the vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize!” This presentation will focus on how we as Church (in parishes as well as individually) are called to live this fundamental mission. Practical tools for implementation included!

BIOGRAPHY:

Maggie Riggins is a cradle Catholic, and a “daughter of the Diocese” growing up in the coal region of Schuylkill County, PA. She received bachelor degrees in Theology and Philosophy from DeSales University and her Graduate degree in Theology from Villanova University.  She began working in Ministry in 2001, as the Director of Campus Ministry at DeSales University. In 2020, she joined the staff of the Diocese of Allentown overseeing Campus Ministry and Young Adult Ministry and was recently promoted to the Executive Director of Evangelization and Formation.  Throughout her professional career, she has served as a consultant for the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the USCCB and as an Executive Board member of CCMA (Catholic Campus Ministry Association). She is a co-author of Hearts Burning Within Us: Answers to Burning Questions from Catholic College Students. She is married to husband, Brett and they have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, Raquelle.  Maggie enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and in the mountains, looking through cookbooks for new recipes, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and living a simple life as a disciple of Jesus. 


▪ May 22: Rev. Anthony P. Mongiello: “Music on our Path of Faith”

Fall-Winter 2023

▪ September 18: Carol Swavely: “Places of Healing and Comfort”
▪ October 23: Kim Fiorentino: “Working in the Kingdom”
▪ November 13: Deacon Rick and Sheryl Lanciano: “Spiritual Life and
Ministry as a Married Couple”
▪ December 11: SFRH Retreat Committee: “A Franciscan Christmas”


REGISTRATION: Website: stfrancisretreathouse.org or 610-258-3053, ext. 10.
These mini-retreat evenings begin with a 6 pm supper and then a retreat
presentation from 7-9 pm follows at St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA.
Onsite participation donation is $35, and virtual participation donation is $20 (if
we have four or more virtual registrants signed up ahead of time). Scholarships
are available. Please contact Fr. Henry at ext. 13. Peace and all goodness!