Upcoming Events

Download a printable 2017-2018 Program Brochure.

If you’d like to be added to our contact list to learn of programs and special events when they’re announced, please send your name and email address to Sandy Meyer.

 

September 2017

Come to the Stillness…
Yoga Classes at Mercy Center
Fall Session 1

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, 19 & 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24

7 Week Session

Men and women of all ages and ability levels are welcomed into this relaxing, safe and spacious environment where we build flexibility, strength, and balance while learning stress management and mindfulness techniques to quiet the mind, increase concentration, and build body confidence and holistic health. Please bring a yoga mat and dress in loose, comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Barb Michael – Barb is a health and fitness consultant and owner of Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. She is a certified yoga instructor and is registered in Yoga Alliance’s Yoga Teacher Registry. Barb has a graduate degree in Health Science from Washington University. She is also certified as an Exercise Physiologist, an Exercise is Medicine Instructor, a Personal Fitness Trainer, and a Group Exercise instructor.

Cost for Session 1 (7 week session): $70
Cost for Single Class Drop In: $12
One Free introductory single class drop in for new participants
Online registrations are non-refundable.
For more information about the Fall Yoga Session 1, contact: Agnes Brueggen, RSM at 314.909.4630 or abrueggen@mercycenterstl.org

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

 


October 2017

 

Prepare the Way:  An Advent Preparation Workshop for Clergy & Musicians

Unfortunately, this program has been cancelled.


Cosmology and Consciousness:
The Search for Wholeness
A Day with Ilia Delio, OSF

Hosted by New Awakenings

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Theology has been linked to cosmology for centuries with the core principles of Christian doctrine based on a particular historical cosmology.  Modern science, especially evolution and quantum physics, has ushered in a new cosmology.  Our challenge today is to find coherence between our religious beliefs and the new cosmology.  Ilia Delio will explore the meaning of Jesus Christ in an evolutionary universe and the significance of Christ in evolution for the future direction of Christian life.

Presenter:  Ilia Delio, OSF holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University and has authored or co-authored seventeen books.  Her most recent book is Making All Things New:  Catholicity, Cosmology, and Consciousness (Orbis, 2015).  She lectures nationally and internationally in areas of science, religion and culture with a particular focus on evolution and Christianity.

Cost:  $80  (Includes lunch only; no overnight accommodations)
To Register for the Program:  Contact Bob Kaintz via email or by phone at 314-256-1787.
For Information on the Program:  Contact Ron Nimer via email or by phone at 636-227-0772.
For Information on Limited Overnight Accommodations:  Contact Dawn Stringfield at Mercy Center via email or by phone at 314-909-4656.


November 2017

The Whisperings of God:
Embracing Lectio Divina, Visio Divina,
and Life Lectio

Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017
Registration 8:30 A.M.
Program 9:00 A.M.–3:30 P.M.

In the Christian Tradition the whisperings of God have always been heard through the practice of sacred reading called Lectio Divina.  Recognizing that the Spirit speaks to our hearts in the living word of Scripture, presentations will explore the roots of the prayer practices of Lectio Divina (11/4) as well as Visio Divina and Life Lectio (11/5), provide an experience of the prayer, and invite participants to share their experience.

Presenter: Mary Katherine Doyle, RSM is the Novice Minister for the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in St. Louis.  Trained in history and spirituality, she has ministered in education, communications, faith formation, spiritual direction and retreat ministries.

Cost for both days: $120
Cost for single day: $60
Lunch is included both days; no overnights possible.
Total payment due Oct. 20

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

 


Come to the Stillness…
Yoga Classes at Mercy Center
Fall Session 2

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Dec. 5 & 12

6 Week Session

Men and women of all ages and ability levels are welcomed into this relaxing, safe and spacious environment where we build flexibility, strength, and balance while learning stress management and mindfulness techniques to quiet the mind, increase concentration, and build body confidence and holistic health. Please bring a yoga mat and dress in loose, comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Barb Michael – Barb is a health and fitness consultant and owner of Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. She is a certified yoga instructor and is registered in Yoga Alliance’s Yoga Teacher Registry. Barb has a graduate degree in Health Science from Washington University. She is also certified as an Exercise Physiologist, an Exercise is Medicine Instructor, a Personal Fitness Trainer, and a Group Exercise instructor.

Cost for Session 1 (6 week session): $60
Cost for Single Class Drop In: $12
One Free introductory single class drop in for new participants
Online registrations are non-refundable.
For more information about the Fall Yoga Session 2, contact: Agnes Brueggen, RSM at 314.909.4630 or abrueggen@mercycenterstl.org

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

 


 

Relax and Receive Concert featuring Amy Camie

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Concert – 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

 

 

For those who care for others,
this quiet sacred space is for you.

Release your burdens and renew
your spirit in the healing melodies
of Amy Camie’s inspired harp music.

Come receive the gift of love
you so often share with others.

Free and Open to the Public
Registration is Requested

 


December 2017

Advent as a Time of Sabbath:  A 28-Hour Retreat led by Rev. Wayne Muller

December 1-2, 2017
Registration: Fri. 4:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M. dinner and evening program
Sat.:  Program 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. followed by optional 5:30 P.M. dinner and fireside chat with Wayne.  Evening concludes by 9:00 P.M.

Rev. Wayne Muller, executive leadership mentor, therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant and best-selling author of Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, will lead us through this very special 28-hour retreat. We will take time to step out of the pace of the culture around us and find quiet as we ground ourselves in something deeper, exploring how we are changed when we move at the pace of the heart rather than the pace of the mind and technology. The gifts of this time will take you through the Advent season and beyond!

Total Cost:  
$145 – Commuter for retreat
$195 – Retreat and Friday overnight (single occupancy)
$255 – Retreat, Friday and Saturday overnight (single occupancy)
$178 – Retreat and Friday overnight (double occupancy)
$221 – Retreat, Friday and Saturday overnight (double occupancy)
Total payment due Nov. 20

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

Advent Quiet Days

Friday — Sunday, December 8 — 10, 2017

Create your own time of personal Advent Sabbath.  Rest for a while from the pace of holiday preparations and celebrations.  Slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy one or more days of quiet amid the busyness of December.  Enjoy simple meals, a prayer walk on the beautiful grounds, or reflection time by the fireplace in Heritage Lounge.  No presentations or schedules outside of meal times. (A spirit of silence will be maintained at meals.)

You may even choose to join us for our Advent concert. (December 10 – see below).

Special holiday rates, including registration:
Each overnight:  $65, includes three meals
(A 24-hour period between 8am Friday morning & 4:30pm Sunday evening can be considered an “overnight” for this retreat.)
Day only:  $30, includes lunch
Total payment due Nov. 24

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
2) Call Cathy Modde to register with a credit card – 314.909.4646.

Advent and Christmas Performance
by the Catholic Student Center Choir

Sunday, December 10, 2017
3:00 P.M.

Join us for a celebration in song of Advent waiting and Christmas joy by the Catholic Student Center Choir – a contemporary choir from Washington University.

The choir, a blend of non-students and students, regularly leads music for the Eucharistic celebrations of the Newman community.

A free will offering will be given to the choir to support their music ministry.

Reservation:  Required

 


February 2018

Sacred Water:  Precious Gift and Critical Concern

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Registration: 8:30 A.M.
Program: 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

Water, the source and sustenance for all life, is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity.  Based on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, this reflection day will focus on the sacredness of water, the water crisis, and our call to respond.

Presenter:  Carolyn McWatters, RSM is Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Francis Xavier Parish (College Church).  She has her Master of Divinity degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Total Cost:  $40 (includes lunch)
This special rate is underwritten by the South Central Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Total payment due Feb. 2

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

Walking the Lenten Journey – A Four Week Series

Tuesdays, February 20 and 27, March 6 and 13, 2018
Registration: 8:30 A.M.
Program 9:00—11:00 A.M.

The Lenten season has always been a privileged time of prayer and conversion of heart. The believing community joined with those who were preparing their hearts for Baptism.  Through reflection on the scriptures of this season, this four week process invites you to enter into that journey, to drink of the Word, and savor the invitation to “Put on the mind and heart of Christ.”

Presenter:  Mary Katherine Doyle, RSM, Novice Minister for the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in St. Louis, is trained in history and spirituality.  She has ministered in education, communications, faith formation, spiritual direction and retreat ministries.

Total Cost:
$130 – Series, including registration
$35 – Individual session
Total payment due Feb. 6

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org

May 2018

Embracing the Seasons of our Lives…In the Name of Love:  A Quiet Spring Retreat

May 21—26, 2018
Registration: 10:00 A.M. Monday
Program concludes mid-morning on Saturday

Retreatants will be given the opportunity to look back on their lives as a progression through the seasons.  Focus questions for pondering during the course of each day will be provided and prepared prayers appropriate to each season will begin each morning session.  Journals will be available for those who would like to capture their own prayerful thoughts and retain them for future reflection.  There will be conversation at supper each evening to allow for sharing.

Presenter:  Carol Mucha, RSM is currently working as a Campus Minister and Spiritual Director, primarily at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.  Her former ministries included teacher, principal, education consultant, vocation minister, parish and youth minister and presenter in a lay ministry program.

Total Cost, including registration:
Overnight:  $460
Commuter:  $300
Total payment due May 4

Two ways to Register:
1) Click here to print our registration form and pay via check (mail to Mercy Center).
Note: PayPal is simply the vehicle we use to process credit card payments; you do not need a PayPal account. Click on the button “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the blue “Log In” button.
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or smeyer@mercycenterstl.org