Open Programs

Emboldened by Faith, Serving with Joy.

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
SrDiane-157x157-dsMary_Kay-Oosdyke-150X154DS REFLECTING WITH POPE FRANCIS
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

POPE FRANCIS THE TEACHER: THE PEOPLE WISH TO SEE JESUS   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

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
 Joachim157x175-DSApril 2012 THEMES OF RICHARD ROHR PART II   086-034
Presenter:
Joachim Lally, CSP
Day/Time: Tuesday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost:
$20.00
Info/Register:
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PARABLE OF A GOOD SAMARITAN   086-033
Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP
Day/Time: Wednesday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00
Info/Register:
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JUST FAITH

Facilitators: Mary Brigid Clingman, OP, Dominican Sisters Justice Promoter and Mary Nausadis, Dominican Associate

INFORMATION SESSION: IS JUSTFAITH FOR YOU?   086-030
Day/Time: Monday, September 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Info/Register:
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JUSTFAITH PRACTICUM: WEEKLY SESSIONS   086-035
Day/Time: Mondays starting September 29, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $450.00 for all 30 sessions and books*
Info/Register:
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*For groups of 3+ there is a reduced price of $400.00 per participant.
Click Here to register groups.
fall2014_david_moffett-moore BELIEF IN GOD THE CREATOR AND CONTEMPORARY EXPERIENCE   086-031
Presenter: Dr. David Moffet-Moore, Author and Pastor
Day/Time: Monday, September 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register:
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Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith
MarkWalhstrom-square157x157-ds SACRED PILGRIMAGE I: A WAY OUT   086-042
Facilitator: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director
Day/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
Day/Time: Mondays, 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 WORKSHOP PART 1   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. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $105.00 (includes food and materials)
Info/Register: Click Here
 CULTIVATING COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE WORKSHOP   086-044
Presenter: Ann Walters, OP

Day/Time:
Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, and 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 for all four sessions
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  web-sharon.brown  WALKING IN SENSIBLE SHOES   086-060
Presenter: Sharon Brown

Day/Time:
Wednesdays, September 3-24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 JanLundy150w-174h-webDS  STEP INTO THE STREAM: EXPLORING YOUR INTERSPIRITUAL NATURE   086-040
Presenter: Janice Lynne 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
 MoretZulema-New157-157-ds  WALKING WITH THE LORD • CAMINANDO CON EL SEÑOR
Presenter/Coordinadora: Zulema Moret
, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, and Poet
Day/Time:
Saturdays, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1
Cost: $30.00 for all sessions or $10.00 per session
Info/Register for all 3 sessions : Click Here
Info/Register for September 6th session only: Click Here
Info/Register for October 4th session only: Click Here
Info/Register for November 1st session only: Click Here
PORTER.Ken.157X158-ds YOUR INTELLIGENT BODY: DEVELOPING YOUR INNER GUIDE TO HEALING, GROWTH, AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING 086-061
Facilitator: Ken Porter
, Certified Hakomi Therapist
Day/Time:
Wednesdays, September 17 – October 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $225.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 TableTalk-Shadow157x158  TUESDAY TABLETALK – THE FUTURE OF RELIGION: FACES AND FAITHS OF YOUTH   086-072
Featuring a Panel of Presenters (TBA)
Day/Time: Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 Bible Study SPIRITUAL DIRECTION INFORMATION SESSION   086-004
Presenter: DCM Staff
Day/Time: Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
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GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
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Day/Time: Tuesdays, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7 May 5
Session 1: 3:30-5:30 pm      086-002
Session 2: 6:30 – 8:30 pm    086-003
Cost: $160.00 / 8 sessions
Info/Register for Session 1: Click Here
Info/Register for Session 2: Click Here
Prayer and Contemplation Practices
fall2014_JohnDavidMuyskens-150w INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TO CENTERING PRAYER   086-087
Presenter: Rev. David Muyskens
Day/Time: Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
CFD: Spirituality of the Catechist
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Spiritual Formation
 St.Dominic.PublicDomain-ds DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY 086-005
Presenter
: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/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.
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
 COWM-ds-web  JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 4-DAY RETREAT   086-048
Facilitator:
DCM Adjunct Staff
Day/Time:
Thursday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $335 single occupancy and meals, limited space available
Info/Register: Click Here
 JanLundy150w-174h-webDS  SHABBAT-SHALOM: A PEACEFUL SATURDAY RETREAT   086-041
Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy
, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, and Author
Day/Time:
Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $60.00 (includes lunch)
Info/Register: 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
 rikbrown  THE PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS   086-027
Presenter: Rik Brown
, Certified Personal Trainer
Day/Time:
Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here
Mario-150sq FELDENKRAIS METHOD® – AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT   086-008
Presenter: Mario Pavoni, OP
, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher
Day/Time:
Mondays, September 8 – November 24, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost:
$10.00 per session, payable at class time
Info/Register: Click Here
YOGA 
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
JeanReimer-ChairYoga143X257-DS FALL SERIES 1    086-023-A
Instructor: Susan Duesbery,
adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: 
Thursdays, September 4 – October 23; 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: 
$80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
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 1 – BASICS   086-011
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, September 4 – October 23; 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 1 – BEYOND BASICS   086-012
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, September 4 – October 23; 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
 
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
 
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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