February & March 2020 Program Offerings
at the
Ronkonkoma Cenacle 

Register early; programs are filling quickly in these final months of ministry at the Ronkonkoma Cenacle

 

Sunday, February 9, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Retreat Center 
 9:30 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
SWEET SURRENDER
We often hear the expressions, " It is what it is." or " Let go and let God." Using scripture, Twelve Step spirituality and life experience, we will explore the implications of these words. We will explore the process to truly be able to let go and accept life on life's terms. " Spiritual bypassing" is letting go too soon before we have felt the feelings that are necessary to heal.
Presenter:   Karen Musicaro, LCSW
Suggested Offering: $50 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 

 
Friday, February 14, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Retreat Center  
VALENTINE EVENING FOR MARRIED COUPLES
The goal of this time is for us to fall more deeply in love with ourselves, with our spouses and God. In this busy world, take a few hours to slow down and focus on your love. The evening begins with a festive dinner and closes with Eucharist and renewal of marriage vows.
Presenters: Valerie and Michael Dunne
Suggested Offering: $80 per couple - Festive dinner included
$25 deposit required to hold your reservation


 
 
February 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Retreat Center
9:00 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
Day concludes with 3:30 p.m. Vigil Mass.
THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE:  The Time of Life to Become Full of Life
Will our second half of life be a time of losing life or becoming more full of life?  It depends on whether we discover and live our purpose, our special way of giving and receiving love and life, which is as unique as our DNA and fingerprint. We spend our life discovering who we really are, but once we come to embrace our true essence, we can choose what is congruent with it and drop what is not. This liberating perspective will enable us to overcome obstacles, resolve midlife crises and burnout, and develop our giftedness in "being" awake to the fullness of the present moment.                 
Presenter: Fr. Matt Linn, SJ
Suggested Offering: $50 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 





Sunday, February 16, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Retreat Center followed by tour of the Maude Adams House
1:00 p.m. arrivals and refreshments
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR OF MAUDE ADAMS HOME AT SANDY GARTH
A photographic tour of Maude Adam's Home at Sandy Garth ( now the Ronkonkoma Cenacle) followed by a walk through the Maude Adams House. History, biographical information about Maude Adam
s and of those close to her. Also included are personal recollections of friends and people who knew her.
Presenter: Joyce Sorrese, Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society
Suggested Offering: $20 offering required to hold your reservation
 




Wednesday, February 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Retreat Center
 9:30 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
TENDER GAZE OF JESUS
Peter meets the tender gaze of Jesus and weeps, AFTER DENYING Him three times. Each of us has denied Jesus through others, by our mistakes and brokenness. Can we tell Jesus sincerely, " Remember me because I want to do Your will, but sometimes I just don't have the strength."
Presenter: Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $35 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 


 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Retreat Center
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ASH WEDNESDAY - A DAY TO COME HOME
Today we begin the great season of Lent that welcomes us home and invites us to a life of mercy and compassion.
Mass at 3 p.m. - Ashes will be distributed
Presenters: Sr. Kathy Scott, r.c. and Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $50 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 

 
Sunday, March 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Main Retreat Center 
9:30 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: BLESSED WOMEN
"Can you hear ME now?" Recognize how God uses everything in our lives to call us deeper into relationship as we journey through the life experiences of several contemporary spiritual women. Can their faith experiences provide us with the opportunity to say, " Yes" to God's desires for us?
Presenter: Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $35 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation





 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Retreat Center 
9:30 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
GOD'S MERCIFUL FORGIVENESS
The path to forgiveness may seem difficult to follow. However, forgiveness does not deny the anger and pain one feels but rather channels these natural emotional reactions away from destructive tendencies that block the voice of Jesus in your life. The surprise comes in opening your heart and saying, "yes" to take that path and experience the peace, love, healing, joy and direction which Jesus promises. Our God is a God of surprises - you never know what lies ahead for you.
Presenter: Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $35 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Retreat Center, 10:00 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
LIFE'S CALLING YOU - COME, FOLLOW CHRIST- Morning for Seniors
OUR LENTEN COMPANION - The Amazing Faith of Joseph
Presenter: Carmela Bergman, Cenacle Staff Associate
Suggested Offering: $30 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation.
 


 
Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Retreat Center
 9:30 a.m. arrivals and refreshments
THE GIFT OF THE LAST WORDS OF JESUS
Lent invites us to be with Jesus on the Cross...come away for a while to a quiet, peaceful, prayerful place. Listen with your heart to the final words of Jesus. Reflect upon what those words say to us today. Often, the final words of the dying can change our lives...What are the final words of Jesus to you?
Presenter: Sr. Kathy Scott, r.c.
Suggested Offering: $50 - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your reservation
 





ON-GOING PROGRAMS
CONTEMPLATIVE SINGLES 
at the Maude Adams House
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2020: Mar. 22, Apr. 19, May 17, June 21, July 19
Join other faith-based singles as we explore God's desire for each of us and discuss our call to action in the Ministry of Single Life.
Facilitator: Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $35 each month - Lunch included
$20 deposit required to hold your monthly reservation
 
 

PRESENT MOMENT 
at the Retreat Center
Alternating Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m .
2020:   Mar. 10, 24; Apr. 7, 21; May 5, 19; June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28, 

The key to inner peace is living in the Present Moment and embracing life with compassion for others and ourselves. Come join other faith-filled people as we deepen our relationship with God through a combination of a themed discussion, silent prayer, reflection and sacred sharing. To register please call the Retreat Office or Joan McGovern at 631-588-8366.
Facilitator: Joan McGovern, Cenacle Ministry Staff
Suggested Offering: $20 per session




Cenacle Retreat Center
310 Cenacle Road
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-588-8366
retreat@cenaclesisters.org