2015 January - June
Jan _ June 2015
First Responders Post Trauma Training Program
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The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. We welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing and to listen to God amidst the beauty of creation.
The Center is a private, non-profit retreat house staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers in carrying out their ministry. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist the staff in offering group programs and private retreats. The Center also is available for groups wishing to host their retreat or meeting here.
Our mission: In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we welcome everyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing and joy.
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We are offering Thank you programs and prizes as way to say we appreciate your support and donation as part of the Give Day Tampa Bay Online Giving! *Please preregister for programs. Sharon@franciscancentertampa.org. Tuesday May 5, programs listed below.
8:30-9:15 Coffee with our Board Member, Lori Morrison, Baycare
*9 -10am Expressive Arts
Join us and create a triptych mixed media process for inspiration and self-soothing. Explore inviting materials in a playful, artful space, and be prepared to surprise yourself with creative expression. Facilitated by Julia B. Riley, RN, Arts and Healing Practitioner.
*10am – 11am Yoga 101 with Lucky Cat Yoga!
All ages welcome. Please pre-register - Sharon@franciscancentertampa.org
*10:30 -12pm God Speaks through Art: A class on doing art with prayer. Using a Mandala Circle. Tour of the grounds after session. Sr. Anne Martin (min. donation)
11:30am – 1:00pm Give Day Tampa Bay Campaign: Open house tour
Tour the grounds, cookies and coffee, meet the staff.
*12pm Dreams program presentation by Sr. Jeanne Williams, learn about workshops and programs hosted at the Center.
*2pm - 3:30 God Speaks through Art: A class on doing art with prayer. Using a Mandala Circle. Tour of the grounds after session. Sr. Anne Martin
*4pm - 5pm Expressive Arts: Join us and create a triptych mixed media process for inspiration and self-soothing. Explore inviting materials in a playful, artful space, and be prepared to surprise yourself with creative expression. Facilitated by Julia B. Riley, RN, Arts and Healing Practitioner.
Give Day Tampa Bay Campaign: Open house tour
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tour the grounds, refreshments and meet the staff and volunteers.
Pilgrimage into the last Third of Life
Wed, May 6, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Gateways to Spiritual Growth book will be used during the sessions
How shall we spend our God-gift of an extra three decades? 60 and beyond offers significant challenges. We use scripture-based mediations and reflection that are essential to living life with purpose. We will reflect and discuss facing aging, living with limitations, prayer and contemplation, loss and suffering and leaving a legacy. Donation $15.00 per session.
Women's Book Circle
Wed, May 6, 7pm – 9pm
Join with other women for a monthly discussion of stimulating, interesting books.
No registration necessary. Fee: $5
Peace in our World; Retreat with Bishop Gumbleton
Sat, May 9, 10am – 4pm
Peace in our World
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Peace is not something which can be bought or sold; peace is a gift to be sought patiently and to be “crafted” through the actions, great and small, of our everyday lives. The way of peace is strengthened if we realize that we are all of the same stock and members of the one human family; if we never forget that we have the same Father in heaven and that we are all his children, made in his image and likeness. ..." Pope Francis $25.00 includes Saturday vigil Mass
Joy: The Heart of It All; Deepening Our Joy
Wed, May 13, 10:00am – 11:30am
Patricia Livingston, MA "Joy is the most evangelizing aspect of faith" (Pope Francis). Using events from the life of St. Francis of Assisi, excerpts from the encyclical The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis, and reflections on everyday lived experience, participants will explore the meaning of true joy and how its manifestation draws others to God.
Fee: $15 please register within three business days prior to each session.
First Responders Golf Classic
November 9, 2015
Carrollwood Country Club
June 23 (5p.m) -
June 30 (1p.m.)
During the silent directed retreat, participants meet daily with a spiritual director. The rest of the day is spent participating in daily Mass, time for prayer and contemplation, walking the grounds or labyrinth, creating art, listening to music and resting.
Space is limited. Early Registration is advised! Fee: $445. Please RSVP by June 6 to reserve your space.
Upcoming Summer Retreat: “Living in the Steps”
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Pinellas Traditions Intergroup invites you to the Fifth Annual OA Franciscan Center Retreat
Three days of fabulous speakers on the steps, crafts, the usual Pinellas Pizazz, serenity and peace on the river
The beautiful Franciscan Center Campus (3010 PERRY Ave., Tampa, FL 33606)
Friday, July 24, (check-in starts at 4 p.m.) to Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Please see the flyer for information on cost and registration.
Fran Center 2015 Flyer 3