RETREATS

CHARIS RETREATS

CHARIS MINISTRIES is a Jesuit ministry to those in their 20s & 30s. We offer a number of Charis Retreats each year. 

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BUSY PERSON RETREAT

Each semester the Busy Person’s Retreat (BPR) takes place on campus and it’s for exactly who it sounds like--busy people like you and me!

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“In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. - Luke 6:12

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RETREATS

A Charis Retreat is a peer-oriented retreat for young adults to explore their relationship with God. We live such hectic and harried lives that we become too busy for God and too busy to re-engage with the vital question on our hearts. Catholics know Jesus but they don’t know him in an intimate and vibrant way. A Charis Retreat is an open invitation for you to encounter the Risen Christ.

As retreats are scheduled, registration information will be available below.

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SEEKER’S RETREAT

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 2020

February 26-28, 2021
LaSalette Retreat Center

Too much going on?
Pulled in a million directions?
You’re not the only one.


In the craziness of life, it doesn’t hurt to pause and take a look at the big picture: What’s important in my life? What am I looking for? Where does God fit in?
UMass Dartmouth Catholic Campus Ministry presents the Seekers' Retreat. Find out how other young adults answer these questions; learn how faith plays a role in their journeys; and take the time to reflect on your own path.
Retreatants are invited to look at their lives to see where God has been, where God is present, and where God is calling them to be.

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THE JESUS RETREAT - WHO DO YOU SAY I AM

REGISTER FOR THE JESUS RETREAT

The Jesus Retreat for 2020 will be held online over five sessions due to the current gathering restrictions. 

Sunday Evening
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
7:00 pm

No Charge for this retreat

Two thousand years ago, Jesus put this question to his disciples: Who Do You Say I Am? Consider your own response to Jesus’ vital question. Listen to peers talk about faith, relationships, and where Jesus fits in as friend, healer, and role model. Have conversations in small groups, take time to reflect and pray, and connect with old friends or meet new ones.
We are called to be Christ's Disciples. Take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on the role of Jesus in your life and work. Experience the Jesuit spirituality of Pope Francis and millions of others.
• Explore how Jesus lived his life
• Deepen your understanding of His ministry
• Focus on your own spiritual journey

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C2BC RETREAT - CHOOSING TO BE CATHOLIC

Why do you choose to be Catholic?

In the craziness of life, it doesn’t hurt to pause to discover more about yourself, your faith, and how it fits into the big picture.
Find out why other young adults choose to be Catholic; learn how faith plays a role in their journeys; and take the time to reflect on your own path.

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WHAT NEXT? RETREAT - FINDING ANSWERS WITH FAITH

Rachel just moved to a new apartment.Mark and Laura just broke up.
As 20 & 30 somethings, our careers, living situations, relationships, and identity are always changing…

Our faith and Ignatian Spirituality give us tools to reflect on our past and move forward with courage and grace, although the future is often uncertain.

The What Next? Finding Answers with Faith Retreat for those in their 20s and 30s. Register for this retreat to explore the transitions that define our past, present, and future. Take time away to reflect with others and on your own, listen to the experiences of a young adult team, and closing Eucharist.

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SPIRIT@WORK RETREAT

Where is the Spirit calling you?

Catholic Campus Ministry invites you to reflect on your gifts and how you are called to use them. Join other young adults in learning about Ignatian tools to discern where God is calling you. You will hear talks from your peers, reflect on your own and in small groups, and celebrate the Eucharist.

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The Diocese of Fall River is a member of the Charis Ministries Partner Program

BUSY PERSON’S RETREAT

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BUSY PERSON’S RETREAT

Dates:
Fall Semester: November 16-20, 2020
Spring Semester: March 22-26, 2021
Or you can download the Busy Person’s Journal any time and make an appointment to see a spiritual director if you wish by contacting Fr David or Deacon Frank.
Time: Your time!



Each semester the Busy Person’s Retreat (BPR) takes place right where you are and it’s for exactly who it sounds like--busy people like you and me!

BPR occurs over the course of five days on campus. What makes BPR unique is that the retreat schedule depends on your schedule. Each retreatant commits 30 minutes of personal prayer (we'll give you a guide to follow) and 30 minutes meeting with a spiritual director at least twice during the five days. It’s a great way to learn to pray within your busy lives. A spiritual director is someone who listens to your faith story and someone who guides you through reflection and prayer.

What do you need to know about the BPR? You need to know:
• BPR is completely FREE!
• BPR is open to everyone on campus!
• All the retreatants and spiritual directors will meet together on the Sunday at 7:00 pm in Blue and Gold Room on the ground floor of the Campus Center for Mass and to finalize schedules. We can arrange your schedules if you're unable to be there.
• Monday-Thursday you'll meet with a SD for 30 minutes every couple of days and commit to 30 minutes of prayer on your own daily. -----Your meeting times will be based on your schedule! In person or online (depending on gathering restrictions on campus. 



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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

We are always happy to hear from you

MAILING ADDRESS

Newman Catholic Ministry
St Mary’s Parish
789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02747

NEWMAN HOUSE 

359 Old Westport Road
P.O. Box 70737
North Dartmouth, Ma 02747 `

EMAIL

Fr. David Frederici -  frdavid@newmancatholicministry.org
Dcn Frank Lucca -  
dcnfrank@newmancatholicministry. org

PHONE

Father David - 774-202-3047
Deacon Frank - 508 454 6618

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