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Open Programs

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.
PAYING IN CASH? || CATECHIST CERTIFICATION? || AN EXPLANATION OF PATHS
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POPE FRANCIS: THE MAN AND  SPIRITUAL LEADER 086-029-09
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Tuesday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost:
$15.00
Info/Register: Click Here

THE PEOPLE WISH TO SEE JESUS: POPE FRANCIS THE TEACHER 086-029-10
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time:
Tuesday, October 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost:
$15.00
Info/Register: Click Here

THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL: POPE FRANCIS THE WRITER 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
Presenter:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time:
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost:
$15.00
Info/Register: Click Here

Practices of Prayer/Contemplation/Human Experience

MarkWalhstrom-square157x157-ds SACRED PILGRIMAGE I: A WAY OUT 086-042
Facilitator: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director
Date/Time:Tuesdays, September 9 – October 28, 2014: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $300.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
Read an overview of Sacred Pilgrimage, along with summaries of all three levels HERE
 CFD: Spirituality
 sprr-dir-310x235-DS  SACRED PILGRIMAGE II: A WAY THROUGH 086-043
Facilitator: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director
Date/Time:Tuesdays, September 22 – November 10, 2014: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
Read an overview of Sacred Pilgrimage, along with summaries of all three levels HERE
 CFD: Spirituality
 AWalters-157x157-ds  ENNEAGRAM OF PERSONALITY: PART 1 – INTRODUCTION 086-045
Presenter: Ann Walters, OP

Day/Time:
Friday, October 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $105.00 (includes food and materials)
Info/Register: Click Here
  web-sharon.brown  WALKING IN SENSIBLE SHOES 086-060
Presenter: Sharon Brown

Day/Time:
Wednesdays, September 3-24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 JanLundy150w-174h-webDS  STEP INTO THE STREAM: EXPLORING YOUR INTERSPIRITUAL NATURE 086-040
Presenter: Janice Lynn Lundy
, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, and Author
Day/Time:
Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Info/Register: Click Here
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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.

Spiritual Formation

 St.Dominic.PublicDomain-ds DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY 086-005
Presenter
Diane Zerfas, OP
Days/Dates/Time: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2.
This series of classes is for anyone desiring to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Dominican history and spirituality. This is a year-long, prayerful study of Dominican saints and historical and contemporary spirituality in the Dominican tradition. 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/Dates/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 PRACTICUMSpiritual 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

33-DAY RETREAT PROGRAM
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
 

Ecumenical & Interfaith Studies & Dialogue

TableTalk-Shadow157x158 TUESDAY TABLETALK – THE FUTURE OF RELIGION: FACES AND FAITHS OF YOUTH 086-072
Featuring a Panel of Presenters (TBA)
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here

Spirituality & Movement

YOGA 
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
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SUMMER SERIES 2 086-024-C

Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Date/Time: Thursdays, July 10 – August 28; 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost:$80.00 Info/Register: Click Here
YOGA BASICS AND BEYOND BASICS

YOGA: SUMMER SERIES 2 – BASICS 086-021-C
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Date/Time: Thursdays, July 10 – August 28; 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions–walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12.00 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
YOGA: SUMMER SERIES 2 – BEYOND BASICS 086-022-C
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Date/Time: Thursdays, July 10 – August 28; 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Cost:$80.00 per series of 8 sessions–walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12.00 per session.
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.

  • To read or download the 2013 GR diocesanEchoing the GospelCLICK HERE
  • For access to the 2013 GR Diocese Certification Application, CLICK HERE
PATHS: Our programs are categorized into seven different paths, depending on content: 1) Catholic Tradition; 2) Practices of Prayer/Contemplation; 3) Spiritual Formation; 4) Retreats; 5) Life Stages/Human Experience; 6) Ecumenical & Interfaith Studies & Dialogues; 7)Spirituality and Movement/Body. Paths are listed at the beginning of each set of path-specific program information above.

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