Thank you for your presence, support, and openness. Nothing happens without YOU! Your interest, curiosity, and the wanting for more is what challenge us to be creative! All of the above gives purpose to St. Joseph Renewal Center. As you can see from our new address we just celebrated our first year here at Montfort Retreat Center in Bay Shore. The Community is reconstructing St. Joseph's Convent over the next few years. The Sisters have moved into building #4, the Renewal Center. We ask for your prayers during this tremendous transition for the Sisters at the Convent.
As you browse through this year's programming you will find the events that interest you from the past as well as new offerings that will stretch you to new heights. Be open! Give the time and experience you need to meet yourself and God in a new way. We are presenting a new program on the Spirituality of Aging, an afternoon of prayer for Married Couples and a new experience for Single Young Adults. The Youth Ministry program is continuing to serve the needs of junior high school young people. Recognizing that we all experience loss and grief of loved ones, we are offering throughout the year a program for the bereaved. The Men 2 Men and Women 2 Women meet monthly and serve the needs of all who attend. Everyone is welcome. Curious yet! Keep on reading....
Ask yourself these two questions: Where do you need to go to meet God? Where do you need to go to expand your relationship in human experience as well as in your spiritual life? We are here for you!
Josephine Daspro, CSJ. D.Min. Director