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 Upcoming Online Programs & Events

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for an online program is a TWO STEP process.

Program with Suggested Offering:                                                                                                                                Step 1: Register for the session by clicking on the link associated with the program of interest.                                      Step 2: Make offering (please see Payment Instruction box immediately following list of programs)                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                 Simply Prayer 
 July 7, 2020    10:00AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                             with Sr. Marguerite Stewart, OSF                                                                                                                                                       
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace…
where there is darkness let me bring joy”
This passage from the beloved Prayer of St. Francis is an encouragement, and a challenge, to each of us, especially during these days of personal and communal suffering. How can we help to alleviate the sadness that is all around us?  And, even in a small way, bring about some much needed joy.
                                                                                                                                                                                  A Freewill Offering is welcomed.        To make Online Offering, please click here                                                    In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.   
                                                                                                                                                                                    Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                                                                                                                   
 
Interview with Dr. Alex Benjamin,  Regarding Covid 19  
July 9, 2020          10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Suggested offering: $20.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To make Online Offering, please click here                                                                                                                In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                                                      
Dr. Alex Benjamin is with the Chief Infection Control and Prevention Office, Lehigh Valley Health Network. Any questions regarding this topic that you might have may be submitted ahead of time to Gena Tallarico at gtallarico@stfrancisctr.org.   Questions must be received by July 7, 2020.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Bless the Space Between Us 
July 14, 2020    10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
with Maryann Kearns, MS
Bless the Space Between Us is a group for Contemplative Prayer and Listening.
Do you long to grow in your relationship with God? Do you desire to hear God’s still small voice? Join us as we explore ways to deepen our relationship with God, learning to listen to God with our hearts through contemplative prayer. No experience needed.                                                                                                                                                     
A Freewill Offering is welcomed.        To make Online Offering, please click here                                                    In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                          
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                                                                                                                                 
 
Health and Vitality through Food Choice
Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 ~ 11:30AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Suggested offering: $20.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To make Online Offering, please click here                                                                                                                In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
This online session will feature Eric Ruth, Cofounder and CEO of the Kellyn Foundation who will discuss the important linkage between medical and farm collaboration and what is being done to support this in our community. Additionally, it will feature Eli Stogsdill, Manager of the Monocacy Farm Project, who will enlighten us on healthy food choices and organic farm practices.                                                                                                               
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 SUMMER BOOK CLUB 
 Falling in Love, Finding God: Marriage & the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Wednesdays starting July 22 through September 9, 2020 (8 consecutive weeks)
7:00 – 8:30PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                                                                                      
“Falling in Love…Finding God,” written by M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, is a gem which presents many lived insights into what is involved in integrating a married couple’s marital and spiritual lives. It does so from the perspective of Ignatian Spirituality which means it “speaks of how to love freely, how to center oneself in Christ and how to make good decisions” (James Martin, SJ, internationally recognized author). It is written for those who have lived many years of married life, as well as those considering marriage.
Let us take this time together to explore our two journeys (with our spouse and with our God) which are really one and the same journey to deeper love, intimacy and union. As our authors note: “Growing in intimacy with God inspires us to greater love and intimacy with each other. Loving each other leads us to greater gratitude for God’s love.”
FACILITATOR: Jerome Herauf, MDiv, MA. Jerry’s background includes his own Christian marriage, of 43 years (with two adult children and two granddaughters.) Trained in Ignatian Spirituality, he lived as a Jesuit for 18 years (the last 5 of which, he was also ordained.) Achieving a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Theology, he is also a certified Spiritual Counselor and has directed Retreats ranging from one-to-one counseling, through to weekend, 8 and 30-day Retreats. He has also taught Christian Marriage at the University level.
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Suggested offering: $300 per couple. Individuals: $150 (for 8 weeks)                                                                      To make Online Offering, please click here                                                                                                                In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Zoom Zoom the Gang’s All Here 
Thursday, July 30   10:00 – 10:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
with Maryann Kearns, MS
So by now you may have had at least one zoom meeting, or not. Getting connected to a Zoom meeting is a great accomplishment!  Do you want to increase your experience of Zoom, past getting connected? 
Do you want to know more about the cool things you can do, see only the speaker or the whole gang, learn to chat, raise your hand, clap or give a thumbs up, change your background to a virtual beach or outer space? 
Join us for a fun gathering to explore the Zoom environment. Bring a cup or glass of your favorite beverage while we chat and enjoy each other’s company in this new gathering space.  And remember to leave your technology anxiety at the door.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Freewill Offering is welcomed.        To make Online Offering, please click here                                                    In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                                                                    
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bless the Space Between Us 
July 28, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                              with Maryann Kearns, MS
Bless the Space Between Us is a group for Contemplative Prayer and Listening.
Do you long to grow in your relationship with God? Do you desire to hear God’s still small voice? Join us as we explore ways to deepen our relationship with God, learning to listen to God with our hearts through contemplative prayer. No experience needed.                                                                                                                                                     
A Freewill Offering is welcomed.        To make Online Offering, please click here                                                    In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                                                                                                  
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pray the Rosary 
July 30, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
with  Sr. Anita Kuchera and Sr. Barbara DeStefano  Bring your special intentions.                                                                        
A Freewill Offering is welcomed.        To make Online Offering, please click here                                                    In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the date of program.                                                                                                                For non-online offering options, please see Instructions for Program Offerings Box below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, has been strong in our Catholic tradition for years.  The Rosary, the most beautiful and popular prayer to Mary, is recited regularly by lovers of Mary and in troubled times when God’s people are looking to the Mother of the Church for help.  Join us at this crucial time to pray the Rosary – to give honor to our Mother who is the Mirror of Justice, the Health of the Sick, and Comforter of the Afflicted.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Register in advance for this meeting:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                               

Instructions for Program Offerings

There are three ways for you to make a program offering:

 On-line with credit card, Call with credit card, Check.    Please note: the online system does not accept Discover Card.

ONLINE CREDIT CARD: To make a secure online credit card donation: Follow the link below to our Center Store. In making the donation please indicate, under Additional Information, that your gift is a Program registration donation and include the Name/Date of program.  https://www.stfrancisctr.org/store/ 

CREDIT CARD DONATION VIA PHONE: Please call the main office at 610.867.8890 and someone will be happy to take your donation over the phone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHECK: Send check made out to St. Francis Center for Renewal to:                                                         St. Francis Center for Renewal,   395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem PA, 18017.                                           Please indicate on memo line of check: Program Donation and Name and Date of Program

          

 

10th Annual Star Struck Gala & Silent Auction

Save the Date:  August 29, 2020

2020   Woman of Strength Awards

2nd Annual Troubadour of Light Award

Peace and all Good! We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!

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