Open Programs

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Open Programs

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The programs below are open for online registration. Names link to presenter biographies; “Click Here” brings you to complete information and the option to register online.
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Study and Conversations in Faith
Mary_Kay-Oosdyke-150X154DS POPE FRANCIS THE WRITER: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL   086-029-11
Presenter: Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP
, Theology Professor and Director of Dominican Associates
Day/Time:
Tuesday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost:
$15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 web-Marklin+Advent+Candles ADVENT AND THE GOSPEL OF MARK   086-032
Facilitator:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time:
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost:
$10.00
Info/Register: Click Here
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PARABLE OF A GOOD SAMARITAN   086-033
Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP
Day/Time: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00
Info/Register:
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Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith
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Presenter/Coordinadora: Zulema Moret
, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, and Poet
Day/Time:
Saturday 11/1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

Fecha: sábado, 1 de Noviembre, 10 a 12 pm
Costo: $10
Info/registrarse: haga clic aquí
Spiritual Formation
 St.Dominic.PublicDomain-ds DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY 086-005
Presenter
: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2.
Cost: $200.00 for 9 sessions. (Scholarships are available.)
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
PotterClayHands-275x208-DS-10-web FOUNDATIONS IN SPIRITUALITY   088-207
Presenters: DCM Adjunct Staff
Day/Time: 
Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 22, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 16.
This course is a serious reflective study of the saints and great spiritual teachers of the Christian tradition, the practice of contemplative prayer, and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life.  Cost: $600.00 includes handouts and lunch. (Your $50.00 non-refundable deposit will be processed with this online registration – the balance may be paid quarterly.) Additionally, a required Book of Readings may be purchased the first day of class for $100.00. *CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
CFD: Spirituality
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PRACTICUM Spiritual Direction can best be summed up as the art of contemplative listening carried out in the context of a one-to-one trusting relationship. It is when one competent guide journeys with another person, listening to that person’s life story with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit, of the Divine and offering response as is appropriate. An important component of listening is discernment of patterns and relationships that lead toward God or away from God. The director and directee become co-listeners or co-discerners who sit before the Word as it stirs in the heart of the directee. Link to the program overview as well as links to the applications: Click Here . * CFD: Methodology CFD: Methods
SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING This practicum consists of a two year program of twelve sessions each year. Sessions consists of peer group, spiritual friends conversation, systems theory and world view exploration as they impact personal and social transformation. Spiritual companions are not trained spiritual directors. For program overview, requirements, objectives and more information,Click Here . * CFD: Spirituality CFD: Spirituality
Retreats: Steeped in Faith
Ignatius-Loyola IGNATIAN RETREAT
Facilitator:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Program Director
Day/Time:
Tuesdays, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
Session 1: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   086-046
Session 2: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   086-047
Cost: $250.00 for all 10 sessions
Info/Register for Session 1: Click Here
Info/Register for Session 2: Click Here
St_Ignatius_of_Loyola157-157-ds Thirty-Day Retreat Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius:   This is a retreat for individuals. Dates are flexible and scheduled based on the mutual availability of director and directee.  You will experience the full four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  These days are an invitation to an intimate encounter with Christ in silence, solitude, and prayer.  An excellent opportunity for those engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction and formation, or pastoral ministry.  Experience includes a Disposition Day prior to the retreat, and Appropriate Days after the retreat, for a total of thirty-three days.  Open to limited number. Link HERE to read more information. You can download the PDF Retreat Application HERE  CFD: Spirituality
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Ongoing Weekly Contemplative Prayer Groups – All are Welcome (free)

Lectio Divina. Wednesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Are you looking for a way to deepen your prayer life? Join us on Wednesdays for a blend of slow, prayerful reading of scripture and silence.
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Centering Prayer: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come to learn and be renewed in the practice of this wordless, silent prayer. Centering prayer is a method of deep prayer described in the Cloud of Unknowing in the 14th century. It has been put into contemporary form by the Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO and has become a popular source of spiritual renewal.

Spirituality and Movement
DuesberySusan-New-Jan2013-150x151DS BREATHE AND BE WELL – BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS   086-025
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
WALKING A SACRED PATH – FALL LABYRINTH WALK   086-026
Presenter: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Monday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 
YOGA 
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
JeanReimer-ChairYoga143X257-DS FALL SERIES 2   086-024-A
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, October 30 – December 18; 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
 
YOGA BASICS AND BEYOND BASICS
 
YOGA: FALL SERIES 2 – BASICS   086-013
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, October 30 – December 18; 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
 
YOGA: FALL SERIES 2 – BEYOND BASICS 086-014
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, October 30 – December 18; 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here

 Upcoming in Winter/Spring 2015
SEDER SERVICE  086-084
Day/Time: March 15, 2015; 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 donation
Info/Register: Click Here
  WinterGrief_5838831_shadow  GRIEF: WHEN MOURNING DAWNS    086-068
Day/Time: Jan. 21 and 28, Feb. 4, 11, and 25, 2015; 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $130.00 for 5 sessions and reflection book
Info/Register: Click Here
  savary-louis-ds-157x149 LOUIS SAVARY 8-DAY RETREAT    086-055
Day/Time: May 30 – June 6, 2015
Cost: $300.00 plus cost of room at DCM or Aquinas College
Info/Register: Click Here
 Stairs-WEB JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 4-DAY RETREAT – AUGUSTINE CENTER, CONWAY, MI    086-049
Day/Time: March 26, 5:30 p.m. Dinner – Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $335.00 single occupancy and meals
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 grotto HOLY WEEK DIRECTED 4-DAY RETREAT – DOMINICAN CENTER AT MARYWOOD, GRAND RAPIDS, MI   086-050
Day/Time: Holy Thursday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m. – Easter Sunday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $335.00 single occupancy and meals
Info/Register: Click Here
  JourneyIntoSilencePage-web (2) JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 6-DAY RETREAT – AUGUSTINE CENTER, CONWAY, MI    086-053
Day/Time: Sunday, June 14, 5:30 p.m. – Friday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $455.00 single occupancy and meals
Info/Register: Click Here
PAYING IN CASH: If you choose to register in person at the DCM Front Desk rather than online, please keep in mind that we are unable to make change for currency larger than $20 bills. You may pay by check, money order or credit card at the Front Desk.
CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: For people working toward various levels of Catechist Certification , many of our programs qualify for credit in the Catechist Certification program by the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The CFD (Catechist Formation Dimension) is included in the course information (e.g CFD: Theology). Only courses with this notation are eligible for credit toward Catechist Certification.

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  • For access to the 2013 GR Diocese Certification Application, CLICK HERE

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