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Shalom Spirituality Center Programs

 

September 2018 to Early January 2019

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TaizÉ Prayer 
In The Historic Shalom Chapel

 

Monthly Musicians:
Jim Brimeyer, Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF, and Sr. Marie Therese Kalb OSF, with Guest Musicians.

 

 

Thursdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
September 6, October 4, November 1, No December Meeting, January 3


A characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer is the use of repetitive prayers set to simple musical lines. Repetition is not a new phenomenon nor unique to Taizé. The use of repetitive prayer has a long history in Christian spirituality and liturgy (think: the Rosary). What is unique to Taizé Prayer is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core Biblical texts that can be sung. Those assembled are to immerse themselves in the simple but profound harmonies and let themselves be carried by this sung prayer.

The other characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer worship is its use of silence. Shared silence is a very important dimension of Taizé Prayer worship. The use of silence in Taizé reminds us to incorporate more silence into our daily worship rather than filling every moment with words or music. 

 

The monthly prayer themes are as follows:

September 6 — We Praise God In The Autumn 

October 4 — I’ll Just Be Here With You For A While 

November 1 — Surely The Presence Of Our God Is In This Place 

January 3 — Thanks For The Memories, Thanks For What Is To Come

 

No Offering Required

 

Registration Not Required

 

Jim & Sr. Carol


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Centering Prayer Group

 

Facilitator: Marilyn Dansart

 

 

Mondays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
September 17, October 15, November 26, No December Meeting, January 21

 

Monthly Centering Prayer gatherings at Shalom begin with 20 minutes of quiet, wordless prayer together. We then read together a short piece related to contemplative prayer, contemplative worship, or other topics on contemplative living, which is followed with time to share our thoughts and reflections regarding the reading. Centering Prayer is much more about what God can do in us than what we can do for God. Centering Prayer calls us to a spirit of openness and receptivity to God. Newcomers to the Shalom Centering Prayer Group are always welcome.

 

No Offering Required

 

No Registration Needed

 

Marilyn completed a 3-year Spiritual Direction Preparation at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI in 2002.

 

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Spiritual Vision Board:
Mind-Mapping And Envisioning God’s Plan For Your Life


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Saturday, September 8, 9:30AM-12:30PM


A vision board is a tool that can empower you to visualize your direction in life, guiding your walk with God. We’ll begin the session with prayer as we meditate on Philippians 4:8, followed by a brief mind-mapping exercise as we brainstorm hopes, dreams, and goals for our future. We’ll then focus on aligning our will with God’s plans for us, using pictures from magazines and cork bulletin boards. Feel free to bring a copy of a Bible verse, inspirational quote, or photo to use as the central focus of your board. Bible verses on cardstock and bulletin boards are provided. Lunch will follow the workshop.


Offering: $30, Includes Lunch & Materials

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, September 4

 

Mary Potter Kenyon

 

 

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Artisan Souls Creativity Group:
Monthly Lifelong Learners 


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Mondays, 6:30PM-8:30PM
September 10, October 8, November 12
Check-In Begins At 6:00PM


Were you the daydreamer in grade school? The child who stared out the window, entranced by a world that existed only in your imagination? Maybe you were the troublemaker who read books hidden in your lap beneath the desk, or consistently colored outside the lines. Whether you’re ready to reignite your childhood passions for all things creative, want your box of crayons back, or are looking for a way to connect with your inner artist and others who think outside the box, this new monthly group welcomes you. No artistic talent necessary, just an interest in discovering your particular gifts and having fun!

 

Themes:


September 10 — Legacy of Creativity.
Introduction to the group’s concept that we are God’s masterpiece, created to be creative, with a look back at our childhood interests. Notebook and “magic pencil” provided.

October 8 — Expressive Writing and Journaling.
Notebook provided.

November 12 — Exploring Painting.
Additional $20 materials fee.


Offering: $10 Per Session

 

Register & Prepay By The Tuesday Before Each Session

 

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Mary Potter Kenyon

 

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T’ai Chi Chih:
A Six-Session Series


Instructor: Sr. Marian Klostermann OSF

 


Wednesdays, 8:30AM-9:30AM
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17


T’ai Chi Chih is a combination of 20 movements that are slow, gentle, and easily done by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. By circulating and balancing the “chi” or vital energy within us, the T’ai Chi movements promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony & well-being. T’ai Chi Chih is a modified form of T’ai Chi. This class is for beginners and practicing learners of T’ai Chi Chih. Guided repetition of T’ai Chi Chih provides practiced learning of this wellness technique. As movement is non- strenuous, participants will be comfortable in “regular” clothing.


Offering: $45

 

Register & Prepay By Monday, September 10

 

Sr. Marian has practiced and taught T’ai Chi for more than 30 years. 

 

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In Our Own Words: Religious Life In A Changing World

A Panel Conversation With The Authors


Authors: Sr. Sarah Kohles OSF, Sr. Susan Francois CSJP, & Sr. Christa Parra IBVM

 


Friday, September 14, 7:00PM-8:30PM


Women continue to be called to religious life and respond to that call with courage. Yet, the face of women religious today is changing. This panel conversation and open dialogue will explore the thoughts and ideas of younger women religious in the US, exploring the values, realities, and hopes of women who are called to apostolic religious orders today. The materials presented here have emerged from two years of conversation with a group of young women religious (under age fifty) from different congregations with different charisms. The panelists will explore how younger women religious understand their role in the world today, and how they work together to promote the Kingdom of God. Following a short presentation of their ideas, the conversation will be expanded to include all who attend, with a collaborative vision that we all have important insights to share and that no one of us bears the richness of the story without the voices of others.

These women, with others of a similar age group but diverse backgrounds and congregations, shine a light on issues and concerns about religious life from their varied perspectives. Susan Francois, CSJP serves on the Congregation Leadership Team of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace, Sarah Kohles, OSF is a doctoral candidate in Biblical Studies at the Graduate Union of Theological Studies in Berkeley, and co-edited this essay collection, and Christa Parra, IBVM is working with different ministries of the IBVM sisters in Arizona.

"In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World", edited by Juliet Mousseau RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles OSF, is available for purchase from Liturgical Press at litpress.org.


No Offering Required

 

No Registration Needed

 

Catholic Theological Union alumnae Susan Francois, CSJP, MA ’15, Sarah Kohles, OSF, MA ’15 and Christa Parra, IBVM, MDIV ’16 are active in creating space for the voices of young women religious through their participation and leadership in Giving Voice, a peer led organization that creates spaces for younger Catholic women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams, and challenges.

 

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Financial Planning & Charitable Giving

Under The New Tax Plan

 

Continental Breakfast & Information Session


Presenter: Terry Maiers

 


Tuesday, September 18, 9:00AM-10:30AM


Join us for this free continental breakfast open to the public as we discuss the new tax laws related to charitable giving — both giving during your lifetime, and giving in your estate. This information session will be led by Shalom Board Member Terry Maiers, a retired CPA and licensed Investment Adviser Representative with 36 years of experience.


Offering: Free

 

Register By Tuesday, September 11

 

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The Spirituality Of St. Francis Of Assisi:
A Six-Session Seminar


Facilitator: Sr. Teresine Glaser OSF

 


Mondays, 1:30PM-3:30PM
September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Brother Bill Short OFM, is a scholar of Franciscan tradition and spirituality. He recently presented a 12-lecture DVD series entitled "The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi" through Now You Know Media. Each lecture is 30 minutes and includes artworks and excerpts from Francis’ and Clare’s writings. During these six 2-hour sessions, we will view Br. Bill Short’s lectures and follow with a group discussion of the content. These sessions will be moderated by Sister Teresine Glaser OSF.


Offering: $30

 

Register & Prepay By Thursday, September 20

 

Sr. Teresine’s professional background is in education and psychotherapy. She received a Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality from Washington Theological Union and has published articles in "Franciscan Connections—The Cord and Custodians of the Tradition."

 

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Fall Breakfast — “Celebrating Autumn” 


Presenter: Lisa Schmidt

 


Tuesday, September 25, 7:30AM-8:30AM


Plan to celebrate the beginning of autumn by meeting friends for a great breakfast. Then sit back and listen as Lisa Schmidt shares words and images of the changing season. 


Offering: $10

 

Register & Prepay By Friday, September 21

 

Lisa is with the Franciscan Charism Team as Associate Coordinator and Co-Director of the Canticle of Creation Center at Mt. St. Francis. She is also a Massage Therapist at Wellness on Davis in the Shalom Spirituality Center. 

 

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Native American Spirituality:

Symbols, Songs, & Ceremonies


Presenter: Nancy Thompson

 


Tuesday, September 25, 9:00AM-12:00PM


Hear the story of White Buffalo Woman in this interactive workshop and learn about traditional Native American ceremonies such as the Sweat Lodge and Vision Quest. Explore the meaning of symbols such as the hoop and medicine pouch. Reconnect with nature through music and meditation, and make a simple take-home reminder of our connection to all our relations.


Offering: $20

 

Register & Prepay By Friday, September 21

 

Nancy Thompson is a 24-Year Student of Native American Spirituality and a member of the Miniss Kitigan Drum, a group founded upon the traditions of the Ojibwe.

 

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"The Jewels Of Yoga"
A Series Of Mini-Retreats


Facilitators: Katie Pfiffner & Michelle Watters, Certified Yoga Instructors

 

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Saturdays, 8:30AM-1:00PM
September 29, December 1

Check-In Begins At 8:00AM

 

Themes:
September 29 — The Posture Of Mutuality: Shaping Ourselves & Serving Our World
December 1 — Walking With God: Honoring All That Is Sacred


Join us for a series of yoga experiences that will both explore the physical postures as well as the teachings of yoga. Together we will examine the rare gems of wisdom that give direction to a well lived and joyful life. There will be two certified yoga instructors who have complementary teaching styles, but at the same time bring individual backgrounds and emphases to the experience. Open to students of all levels. Register for one or both sessions.


Offering: $30, Includes Lunch

 

Register & Prepay By The Tuesday Before Each Session

 

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Katie Pfiffner has taught yoga for three years, having discovered yoga as a healing art and a system of inner transformation. She teaches the importance of focusing on breath as the bridge connecting the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga.

 

MICHELLE

Michelle Watters has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher for seven years. Her style of teaching has been described as calming, inviting, smooth-flowing, intuitive, and accepting at all levels. Her instructional approach invites self-reflection and personal learning.

 

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Boundless Compassion


Facilitators: Sr. Suzanne Rubenbauer FSPA & Sr. Marci Blum OSF

 


Saturdays, 9:00AM-11:00AM 
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3


Using Sr. Joyce Rupp’s newly published book, "Boundless Compassion", participants will explore ways of being compassionate with oneself, others, and all of creation. Through this six-week personal transformation process for deepening compassion, you will discover compassion from science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. 


Offering: $30 For Program
"Boundless Compassion" Book: $18.95
"Prayers Of Boundless Compassion" Book: $12.

 

Register & Prepay By Wednesday, September 26

 

Sr. Marci is the Director of Shalom and a spiritual director.

Sr. Suzanneis a LaCrosse, WI Franciscan and a spiritual director.

 

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Images of God in the Psalms

Weekend Retreat


Director: Sr. Dianne Bergant CSA

 


Friday, October 5, 7:00PM — Sunday, October 7, 11:30AM


When we pray the psalms, how are we characterizing God? What does a variety of images from the psalms tell us about God and our relationship with God? 


Offering: 
Overnight: $200, Includes 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Commuter: $140, Includes 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

 

$10 Early Bird Discount If Registered By Wednesday, September 5

 

$50 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

 

Register & Prepay Deposit By Friday, September 28

 

Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA is a Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-1) and has been an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past thirty years. For more than twenty-fve years she has been the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today, having been a member of the editorial board for twenty-fve years. Five of these years she served as the magazine’s general editor. She wrote the weekly column, The Word, for America Magazine from 2002-05. These refections have since been published by Paulist Press and she has also written many other books. Dianne is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly on issues of peace, ecology, and feminism. 

 

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Reading That Matters
Book Discussion Group


Facilitator: Sr. Eileen Miller OSF

 


Tuesday, October 9, 7:00PM-8:30PM


All are welcome to join in discussions of books that can impact how we look at our world and the people in it. Books are available for purchase at Riverlights Bookstore.

 

Book Selection:
"Waking Up White, And Finding Myself In The Story Of Race"
By Debby Irving

 

As author Debby Irving shares her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, tolerance, and white privilege. The book opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving's focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life — her own — may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives — and their role in dismantling old myths.


Offering: $6

 

Register By Monday, October 8

 

Sr. Eileen was the former Programming Director for Shalom and continues to facilitate reading and writing programs at the Center.

 

~Also Check Out Our November 13th Discussion Of "Carry On: A Story Of Resilience, Redemption, And An Unlikely Family" By Lisa Fenn~

 

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VALUE Life’s Transitions


Presenter: Dan Kramer

 

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Saturday, October 13, 9:30AM-11:30 AM

 

How do you plan for today, tomorrow, and the rest of your life when life’s transitions have clouded your vision? What does your future hold? An Environmental Health Specialist for Johnson and Jackson County Health Departments since 1975, double losses of a younger brother and good friend in 2011 prompted Dan Kramer to become a lifestyle transition coach. Dan will guide attendees in a values assessment followed by a workshop that will help you see the value in yourself. Validate your future with a vision of tomorrow, know your agenda, discover a lifestyle that suits you, reinvent, encompass, and empower yourself, with this workshop based on the VALUE acronym.


Offering: $15

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, October 9

 

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Dan graduated from The Coach’s Training Institute and is a member of the Iowa International Coaching Foundation. 

 

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LIFT: Life Is Filled (With) Transitions

Coffee & Conversation For Facing Life’s Transitions


Facilitator: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Tuesdays, 9:00AM-10:00AM
October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20

 

An empty nest. Changing careers. Retirement. A move. Divorce. The death of a spouse. The loss of a job. Life is full of transitions. Something has ended: a job, a marriage, a relationship. Something new is to begin. The key is finding God in it all. Framed by faith and prayer, life changes offer us unique opportunities to grow closer to God. Join us for coffee and conversation for those facing life transitions. Prayers regarding transitions will be followed by guided discussion questions to dig deeper into the answers we can discover in scripture and each other. Attend all of the sessions or only a few.


Offering: Freewill

 

Registration Not Required, But Is Appreciated

 

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Mary Potter Kenyon

 

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Jesus And His Enemies:
Narrative Conflict In The Four Gospels


Presenter: Fr. Bob Beck

 


Tuesday, October 23, 6:30PM-8:00PM 

 

In his new book, Fr. Beck shows how each of the individual evangelists communicates his message about Jesus through the narrative structure of each gospel, specifically, how each gospel deals with conflict between Jesus and his enemies and how this conflict is resolved. He offers an important way to discover how the Bible — and the gospels — treat issues of violence, force, and coercion. His book will be on sale the evening of the program.


No Offering Required

 

No Registration Needed

 

Fr. Beck received his Master of Theology degree at Aquinas Institute and studied at the Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem and the Catholic University. He has been professor of scripture at Loras College for many years. His recent works include "Nonviolent Story: Narrative Conflict Resolution in the Gospel of Mark" and he was a composer of the rock opera, "Mark". He writes a weekly column in The Witness.

 

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Shalom Shenanigans
15th Annual Fundraiser

 


Thursday, October 25, 5:00PM-8:30PM 

 

Join us on Thursday, October 25th, from 5PM-8:30PM for our 15th Annual 'Shalom Shenanigans'

This Is A Special Fundraising Benefit Featuring:
• Social 
• Fine Dining 
• Silent Auction 
• Raffle 
• Fund-A-Cause

Shalom Shenanigans, as a fundraiser, assists our operations on an annual basis. As a nonprofit retreat center, we rely on the support of area donors and sponsors to help spread our mission of providing a peaceful place for spiritual community, growth, wellness, and wholism. 

This year's theme is "Taste Assisi"

Come enjoy fine Italian dining served family-style!

Menu:
Steak Pizzaiola
Lemon Chicken Piccata
Side Pasta
Side Vegetable Primavera
Bread & Salad
Dessert

Bon Appétit!

Shenanigans Raffle Tickets: $5 Each or 5 For $20
Four Raffle Prize Levels! 
Grand Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $150
Fourth Prize: $100
$1000 Total Prize Value!
Need not be present at Shenanigans to win.
Tickets can be purchased at Shalom, 1001 Davis Street, Dubuque. 

Silent Auction: There are numerous gifts, baskets, services, and experiences to bid on. Preview the items online at: shalomretreats.org or in Shalom's first floor parlor beginning mid-October.

Fund-A-Cause: This year, the funds raised by the Fund-a-Cause campaign at the October event will be used to support visitors who stay at Shalom as they care for their loved one who may be ill or dying at nearby hospitals or care centers. Similar to the mission of "Ronald McDonald" houses, Peace Haven, our first floor apartment, is an area set aside for this purpose. The funding will also be used to purchase new recliners for our bedrooms to accommodate the comfort of our guests.


Shenanigans Event Tickets: $50 Per Person 

 

Register & Prepay By Thursday, October 18th

 

Seating is limited, so be sure to register early!

 

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Amazing Mercy:
Stories & Songs Of Hope


Presenters: Anna Nuzzo & Jeannie Ewing

 


Saturday, November 3, 7:00PM-8:30PM


We all struggle with brokenness, grief, anxiety, loneliness, and suffering. Jeannie Ewing and Anna Nuzzo share, in story and song, the beautiful healing of God’s mercy and love in this one-hour event. Life is hard, but God is always good. Be inspired and encouraged on your journey. 



Anna Nuzzo is an acclaimed international Christian recording artist, singer, and songwriter known for her consoling music and beautiful prayer songs. She sings globally for many retreats, missions, and special events, and once sang at Carnegie Hall with John Angeotti. When she isn’t traveling, she hosts an inspiring television series, “SING 4 HIM,” filmed in Chicago for Shalom World TV, a Catholic channel reaching millions of viewers worldwide. 

 


Jeannie Ewing is a spirituality writer who focuses on the topics of grief, redemptive suffering, and waiting. She is the author of "From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph" from Sophia Institute Press, and has appeared on many radio and television shows, including EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy,” and NPR.


Offering: $20

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, October 30

 

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Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One:

Healing And Hope Through The Holidays


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon



Thursday, November 8, 6:30PM-8:00PM

 

Whether you’re facing your first (or your tenth!) holiday without a loved one, this time of year can be rife with landmines for those who grieve. Mary will share the hope and help she discovered following the triple whammy loss of mother, husband, and grandson in the space of three years. Time for reflection and sharing will follow, along with ideas and support in navigating the difficult holiday season. Mary is a certified grief counselor and founder/co-coordinator of the Heal Your Grief retreat.


Offering: Freewill

 

Register By Monday, November 5

 

Mary Potter Kenyon

 

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Drum Making Workshop

 

Co-Sponsored With The Canticle Of Creation Center


Facilitator: Wayne Manthey



Saturday, November 10, 9:00AM-4:00PM

 

Making your own drum is a journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. Drum making involves storytelling and reflection. The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of creation. Making a drum is a meditative and spiritual experience. We start with a pre-constructed frame, deer hides, and walnut stain. You choose your frame, lay out the hides, and take time to reflect and connect to this medium.

This workshop will be held at the Mount St Francis Auditorium, which is up the hill from Shalom. You choose the size of your drum. Offering includes lunch at Shalom.


Offering: 
$75 + Cost Of The Drum — Indicate Your Size Of Drum During Payment
13-Inch Drum: $110 ($185 Total)
16-Inch Drum: $135 ($210 Total)

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, November 6 
Limited To 15 Participants

 

Wayne Manthey comes from St. Paul, MN and has been teaching drum making for a number of years.

 

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Reading That Matters
Book Discussion Group


Facilitator: Sr. Eileen Miller OSF

 


Tuesday, November 13, 7:00PM-8:30PM


All are welcome to join in discussions of books that can impact how we look at our world and the people in it. Books are available for purchase at Riverlights Bookstore.

 

Book Selection:
"Carry On: A Story Of Resilience, Redemption, And An Unlikely Family"

By Lisa Fenn 

 

Lisa Fenn tells the story of an unlikely bond between two disabled teenage athletes that changed three lives. ESPN producer Fenn writes a tender and moving memoir about her meeting these young men from an inner city Cleveland high school to do a story, and the subsequent relationship among the three of them that would transform all their lives. It is a story of triumph, set-backs, fidelity and the strength of true friendship.


Offering: $6

 

Register By Monday, November 12

 

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Sr. Eileen was the former Programming Director for Shalom and continues to facilitate reading and writing programs at the Center.

 

~Also Check Out Our October 9th Discussion Of "Waking Up White, And Finding Myself In The Story Of Race" By Debby Irving~

 

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David Haas In Concert

 


Monday, November 19, 7:00PM-8:30PM

 

Enjoy a concert with David Haas in Shalom’s beautiful, historic chapel. Haas is highly regarded as one of the most prolific composers in liturgical music today. His songs, including “You Are Mine,” “Blest Are They,” and “We Are Called,” are in the hymnals of many Christian denominations.

 

David resides in Minneapolis and serves as the Director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and as Animator for the Cretin-Derham Hall Taizé Prayer Community in St. Paul. Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers, he has produced more than 50 collections of original music, much of it sung and prayed throughout the world.


Offering: 
$20 Per Person In Advance. $25 At The Door.
Family Of Up To Four: $40 In Advance. $45 At The Door.

 

Registration Not Required, But Is Appreciated

 
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David Haas Reflection & Retreat Day: 
"That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices For The Call To Holiness"

 

Facilitator: David Haas

 


Tuesday, November 20, 9:00AM-3:00PM 

 

David Haas will present a day-long retreat based on his newly released book, "That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices for the Call to Holiness".

 

For more than 25 years, David has been active as a workshop and conference speaker, author, retreat leader, liturgical musician, concert performer, and recording artist and has performed & presented at various conventions, workshops, and conferences throughout all 50 United States and many countries.


Offering: $50, Includes Lunch

 

Register & Prepay By Friday, November 16

 
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Shalom’s Annual Advent Evening for Women


Presenters: The Music Group Lydia

 


Monday, December 3, 6:00PM-9:00PM


Continuing a 20-year Shalom tradition, the wonderful women of Lydia will lead us in a prayerful and inspirational celebration of the season. As always, the chapel program will be preceded by a scrumptious dinner in our dining room. Come for an evening of good food, conversation, friendship and prayer. Invite your friends to join you in celebrating the spirit of Advent.


Offering: $24, Includes Dinner

 

Register & Prepay By Wednesday, November 28

 

(To Facilitate Table Assignments, Please Indicate Who Will Be In Your Group At Your Time Of Registration) 

 

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Shalom’s Annual Advent Dinner, Music, & Prayer Program


Directed By: Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF & Richard Traylor
Starring: Our Favorite Dubuque-Area Musicians

 


Monday, December 10, 6:00PM-9:00PM


Theme: “Come To Us, O Gift Of God” 

 

Enjoy our annual evening of anticipating Christmas with food, music, and prayer. We’ll nourish our bodies with a bountiful meal and our spirits with beautiful music and prayer. Join us and these wonderful musicians for a joyous night that will open your heart and mind to the message of Jesus.


Offering: $24, Includes Dinner

 

Register & Prepay By Wednesday, December 5

 

(To Facilitate Table Assignments, Please Indicate Who Will Be In Your Group At Your Time Of Registration) 

 

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Winter Breakfast — “Dark Night To Daybreak”


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Tuesday, December 18, 7:30AM-8:30AM

 

Iowa winter brings cold, snow, and longer periods of darkness to our days. Mary will share how a dark night of the soul led her to pinpoints of light, unexpected grace, and God’s mercy in the most unlikely of places and ways.

Offering: $10

 

Register & Prepay By Friday, December 14

 

Mary Potter Kenyon

 

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Women’s Christmas:

An Evening Of Rest & Restoration (And Presents!) 
Epiphany Mini-Retreat


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Sunday, January 6, 5:30PM-7:30PM

 

In some parts of the world Epiphany, which brings the Christmas season to a close, is also celebrated as Women’s Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas is a day when women, who often carried the domestic responsibilities all year, celebrated January 6 as a day to enjoy a bit of respite at the end of the holidays. 

This evening mini-retreat is a good time to pause and take a break from all that has kept you hurried and busy in the past weeks. We invite you to rest, reflect, and find restoration as you map out a plan for the new year. Utilizing sections of artist and author Jan Richardson’s “The Map You Make Yourself” retreat, the evening of prayer, discussion, and light snacks with tea will end with a present for each attendee. This mini-retreat would make the perfect gift for a mother, sister, or friend who works themselves to a frenzy during the holiday season.

Offering: $15

 

Register & Prepay By Thursday, January 3

 

Mary Potter Kenyon

 

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1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

 

Our regular office hours are: 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.

 

For Postal Registration:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Include the event title, event date, your full name, address, email, and phone number.


Registrations are NOT confirmed/completed until we receive your full payment for programs or advance deposit for retreats.

The cost of programs and retreats are listed below their descriptions on the website and in the Shalom Spirit Newsletter and Shalom Retreats Brochure.

Your registration will be complete and confirmed via email when we receive your payment.

 

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pay

Accepted Forms Of Payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover

 

Debit/Credit Card — Visa, MasterCard, Discover:

 

Online:

You may use this form to pay for your program or retreat online now with a debit/credit card:

 

Over-The-Phone:

You may call us at 563.582.3592 to register & pay over-the-phone with a credit/debit card.

 

In-Person:

You may visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person with your payment card, instead of using the card payment form above, or in lieu of calling us.

 

Cash/Check/Money Order:

 

By Mail:

Mail your cash/check/money order payment (the amount is listed in each program description) to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

 

Include the event title, event date, your full name, address, email, and phone number.


Make checks payable to: "Shalom Spirituality Center"

 

Be sure to mail-in your payment early so we receive it by the deadline date.

 

In-Person:

You may visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person with cash, check, or money order.

 

Be sure to drop-off your payment early so we receive it by the deadline date.

 


Payment will secure your reservation and be credited to the offering for the program. Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.


NOTE: Please include your email address at the time of your registration or with your mailed deposit. You will receive a confirmation email of received payment within two days.

If you do not receive a confirmation from us, please send a follow-up email to: info@shalomretreats.org

 

For Programs/Retreats With Meals:

NOTE: Dietary Needs — Inform our cook Margie by telephone at 563-582-3592 of any diagnosed food allergies (not food preferences), including wheat & dairy, at least 7 days in advance of your stay. Fruits & vegetables are served with every meal to accommodate vegetarian & vegan diets. Any food desired beyond a typical omnivore diet is the responsibility of the individual if a doctor has not diagnosed an allergy/intolerance.

 

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will be given if requested, provided the refund request is received a minimum three days prior to the event. A $5 handling fee will be subtracted from the refund amount. Retreats require a nonrefundable deposit. The nonrefundable deposit may be transferred to another retreat within the same calendar year.

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