Cedarbrake Retreat Center, Belton TX
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
The School for Contemplative Living; Semester 2 The School for Contemplative Living at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Belton introduces you to living a spiritual life more intentionally. It consists of three "semesters," each consisting of six weekly sessions (Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Through educational lectures and prayer experiences, you will be exposed both to the history of Christian spirituality as well as basics of a healthy, authentic and contemplative lifestyle. Each semester is not necessary to attend the previous semester to profit from the current or future semester. Registration for one individual Wednesday session is not permitted. The School of Contemplative Living at Cedarbrake is specifically designed for those who are eager to become more aware of God's action in their lives, for those in parish ministry (RCIA coordinators, Adult Faith Formation directors), for those thinking of entering a spiritual director training program or who are already trained as spiritual directors. The cost for each semester is $250 (includes lunch). Payment is required in full at the beginning of the semester. See our website for dates and more information: https://www.austindiocese.org/the-school-for-contemplative-living.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM:
Retiro de un día - Liturgica, 14 de septiembre Retiro para Matachines. En este retiro y formación para los danzantes Matachines aprenderemos la espiritualidad Guadalupana que es el corazón que guía este ministerio litúrgico hacia Cristo Jesus. Exploraremos diferentes maneras de comunicar esta tradición a los jóvenes y vivir esta espiritualidad en todo momento. Dirigido por Edgar Ramires. Costo sera de $30, e incluirá el almuerzo. Favor de registrarse en nuestro sitio de web o llamar a nuestra oficina, para obtener mas informacion. Registrarse a mas tardar el 6 de septiembre.
Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sun Sept 22, 11:30 AM:
The Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us retreat will be held Sept. 20-22, at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Belton. Someone once said, "Christians of the future will be mystics or they will be nothing at all." The mystic's vocation is the authentic call of each and every baptized Christian. Based upon his newest book to be released in August, Franciscan Father Albert Haase will explore the characteristics and challenges of ordinary mysticism: fostering awareness, having a healthy image of God, walking with mystery, and growing in a deeper prayer life. Cost is $235 for a single room, $185 per person for a shared room, and $100 for commuters.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
One Day Retreat - Cedarbrake on the Road - St. Albert the Great The Listening to the Voice of God Retreat will be at St. Albert the Great Parish in Austin on Oct. 19. Grow in a deeper relationship with God by learning how the Lord speaks to us in our everyday life. Franciscan Father Albert Haase will present this day based on his bestselling book entitled, “Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in Your Life.” The cost is $40 and includes lunch.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lord Teach Me to Pray retreat
Oct. 12: Lord Teach Me to Pray, an Ignatian Prayer Series, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Belton. Participants will learn how to deepen their prayer lives and how to help others deepen their prayer lives. Details: www.lordteachmetopray.com or (504) 439-5933.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
An Evening with Taizè Prayer An Evening with Taizè Prayer at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Belton will begin with Mass at 5 p.m. followed by dinner. Taizè prayer will be presented in the chapel after dinner. This form of prayer originated from Taizè, France and is marked by candlelight, silence and music. The simple chants provide a way of praying when we are alone, during the day, or in the silence of our hearts. Cost for the evening is $25 per person. Registration will be online soon.
OTHER FORMATION AND RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Catholic Scripture Study Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) Austin will begin its 2019-2020 series on Wednesday, Sept 4. It begins at 9:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. The first 4 weeks will be a study of the Book of Ruth followed by 18 weeks on the Gospel of Mark. For more information, please check out the website at cssaustin.org to see the class schedules and dates and to register. Cost will be $20 for the materials for Ruth and $40 for the study of Mark. The classes meet at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Listening Session on Racism
Bishop Joe Vásquez will host a Listening Session on Racism in the Diocese of Austin Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Everyone is invited to attend and share their stories during the session. In a recent interview explaining that racism has no place in the human heart, the bishop called on Catholics to “listen with an open heart and mind to the stories of our brothers and sisters who have experienced racism,” and he asked his priests to “listen to the stories of people within their own parishes and learn from them.”
Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spirit and Truth - Pre-Women's Conference Event at St John Vianney, Round Rock – no charge
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Diocesan Women's Conference at St William, Round Rock
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Marriage and Family WEBINAR
This is a series of webinars covered different topics of theology of the body.
Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary's Encounter, a quarterly retreat for women, will be held Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt. Women are invited to spend the morning learning how to live the Mass in their daily lives. Schoenstatt Father Christian Christensen will present. The cost is $10 at the door. Bring missalette or magnificat to follow the order of the Mass. Register: email@example.com.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Parish Vocation Promoters' Workshop
This workshop hosted by the Vocations Office where Fr. Jonathan Raia (Vocation Director) and Rhonda Gruenewald (author of Hundredfold) will guide you through initiatives and ideas on how you can help nurture a culture of vocations in our parish.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Rally
The diocesan annual Middle School Rally is an opportunity for youth in grades 6-8 from across the diocese to come together in a conference format for a fun day of dynamic keynote presentations, prayer, sharing in fellowship and attending workshops that help them grow in faith. For more information, please contact Tressi Breecher: (512) 949-2464.
Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:30 PM
Feed My Faith with Fr. Leo Patalinghug
Feed My Faith with Father Leo Patalinghug will be held Oct. 14 at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Dripping Springs. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Then from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Dymphna Parish Hall, Father Patalinghug, a chef and evangelist, will discuss how Catholics can feed their faith and crave to learn more about the Eucharist. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Register at www.stmartindp.org.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
One Day Retreat - Cedarbrake on the Road - St. Albert the Great
The Listening to the Voice of God Retreat will be at St. Albert the Great Parish in Austin on Oct. 19. Grow in a deeper relationship with God by learning how the Lord speaks to us in our everyday life. Franciscan Father Albert Haase will present this day based on his bestselling book entitled, “Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in Your Life.” The cost is $40 and includes lunch.
DIOCESAN ADULT CONFIRMATION MASS
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 @ 10:30AM
ST ALBERT THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH, AUSTIN
Parish Registration forms will be available soon at https://www.austindiocese.org/diocesan-adult-confirmation!