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San Pedro Center - Retreats and Programs

In order to accommodate the needs of our guests, we close registration for retreats and programs the week before they are due to begin. After that you must phone the office at 407-671-6322 for the possibility of accommodating a late registration. Thank you for helping us to serve you better!!

June 23, 2018: Saturday Morning Book Club

Join us in June as we discuss A Man, A Mop & A Million by Anthony Cimino.  This book reflects on real life scenarios and offers hope through difficult times.  The trails, the tribulations, the anger and the joy, the lives that we touch with our own.  The author will be attending this meeting to discuss his book and sign copies!

Arrive ready to discuss the book on June 23, 2018. We'll meet in the Administration Building Conference Room, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The San Pedro Center Book Club is led by Fr. Blase Romano, TOR.

If you are unable to get this month's book at your local library, Amazon always has “gently used” copies for sale for a very reasonable price.  Fr. Blase has 6 copies of this book available for purchase at the Administration Building for the discounted price of $10 (Amazon price is $12.95).  Please register online or call the San Pedro Office (407) 671-6322.  This is a free program but, as always, donations are humbly accepted.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 23, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

July 7, 2018: Mother Daughter Retreat

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist here.**

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Journey Together

Hearts and Homes Full of Grace

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist here.**

July 7, 2018
9AM - 5PM

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Come to San Pedro for our Mother Daughter retreat! Set the day aside to focus on growing together in Christ with your daughter (ages 8-19). Through encouraging, practical teaching, opportunities for prayer, and memorable relationship-building activities, mothers and daughters can come away feeling encouraged and equipped. Together, we'll hear talks and witnesses, get good one-on-one time & have a ton of fun! We'll end the day with a Sunday vigil Mass, open to the rest of your family.


Details

When:

July 7, 2018
9AM - 5PM

Location:

San Pedro Spiritual Development Center
St. Francis Hall
2400 Dike Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Cost:

$40.00 per mother & daughter couple
$15 per additional daughter
(continental breakfast & lunch included)

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist here.**

Prices:

  • Additional Daughter Registration ($15.00) + 4.00%
  • Mother & Daughter Registration ($40.00) + 4.00%

Date: July 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

July 7, 2018: Mother Daughter Retreat Waitlist

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist by filling out the registration info below.**

Journey Together Flyer without info

Journey Together

Hearts and Homes Full of Grace

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist by filling out the registration info below.**

July 7, 2018
9AM - 5PM

craftroom

Come to San Pedro for our Mother Daughter retreat! Set the day aside to focus on growing together in Christ with your daughter (ages 8-19). Through encouraging, practical teaching, opportunities for prayer, and memorable relationship-building activities, mothers and daughters can come away feeling encouraged and equipped. Together, we'll hear talks and witnesses, get good one-on-one time & have a ton of fun! We'll end the day with a Sunday vigil Mass, open to the rest of your family.


Details

When:

July 7, 2018
9AM - 5PM

Location:

San Pedro Spiritual Development Center
St. Francis Hall
2400 Dike Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Cost:

$40.00 per mother & daughter couple
$15 per additional daughter
(continental breakfast & lunch included)

**This event has reached capacity. Join the waitlist by filling out the registration info below.**

Price: Free Event

Date: July 7, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

July 12, 2018: Senior Day

Gaudete et Exsultate

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate

with Fr. Blase Romano, TOR

Join us for Senior Day on July 12th!  We will discuss Pope Francis’ latest Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate “Rejoice and be Glad”.  Pope Francis has often been called “man of Vatican II.”  In his April 9, 2018 release of the Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate”, the Holy Father offers a powerful authoritative reflection on the Council’s “universal call to holiness”:

“Rejoice and be glad” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. (§1)

Gaudete et Exsultate (GE) is an apostolic exhortation... a type of document that ranks below an encyclical but above everyday papal homilies and speeches. It is the third one issued by Francis, after Evangelii Gaudium and Amoris LaetitiaEvangelii Gaudium has been roundly praised as a “ mission” for Francis’ papacy.

While GE” is not likely to stir as much controversy as [Amoris Laetitia was not without its critics] there is no question that this exhortation must be read with an eye toward pre-existing controversies – as the Holy Father sees them – within the Church. We who call ourselves Roman Catholics must be able to see the simple premise of this document, i.e. God calls us all to holiness.

“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life. Why should we “rejoice and be glad”?  Because God, as Francis reminds us, calls us all to be saints.  But how can we respond to that call?

Please join us for some study and a lively discussion on this latest Papal document.  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: Building 300

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: July 12, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

July 26, 2018: Art & Soul

Getting creative is good for the soul! Bring your friends and your favorite bottle of wine to one of our monthly two-hour classes, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our enthusiastic and experienced local artists. Each month, a local artist will guide you in making a one of a kind creation, all while focusing on a particular aspect of our Catholic faith. The artwork and crafts change each month, from DIY projects to charcoal, acrylic and watercolor! Our artists will guide you through the process and offer a faith reflection or challenge each month.

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July 26, 2018

Project To Be Announced Soon

This is a family friendly night!  Bring your I.D. with your wine of choice, and we'll provide the glasses.  You must be at least 21 to consume alcohol (beer or wine only) in the studio.  Participants under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  This program runs 7pm-9pm.  Sorry, no observers allowed.

Location: Main Hall Art Room

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Prices:

General Admission $25.00

Date: July 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 19

July 27-29, 2018: Contemplative Retreat

Retreat Facilitator Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR

We read in scripture how Jesus would go out to the desert to pray.  Here Jesus would encounter stillness and listen to the Father and Spirit .

San Pedro will offer a Contemplative Retreat the weekend of July 27-29.  The entire retreat will be in silence from Friday evening until Sunday after Mass.  Short presentations will take place in order to explain the components of the retreat which are:

Silence 

Contemplation 

Lectio Divina 

Centering Prayer

Spiritual Direction

Examen

These will offer those on retreat new ways to pray, read, meditate, and bring new life in order to sustain a contemplative life and intimacy with the Lord.  Withdrawing to a quiet place was the way Jesus chose to do this.  This weekend will allow those on retreat to follow the same rhythm in silence.  Please bring a Bible to this retreat.

Check in begins at 4pm on Friday July 27th in the Administration Building.
The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30pm and concludes with 10am Mass on Sunday July 29th.
Cost includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday.

**Please Note: a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. You will not be registered for the event until this deposit is made. Payment should be made in full two weeks prior to event.**

Prices:

Private Room $260.00

Start Date: July 27, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 48

Aug. 9, 2018: Senior Day

Speaker and topic to be announced.

Join us for Senior Day on August 9th!  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: Building 300

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: August 9, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sep. 13, 2018: Senior Day

Speaker and topic to be announced.

Join us for Senior Day on September 13th!  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: Building 300

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: September 13, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 1-5, 2018: Priests' Retreats

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October 1-5, 2018

Speaker To Be Announced

EN ESPAÑOL

We will be offering a priests’ retreat for Spanish speakers during the week of October 1-5, 2018. Registration is open, and more information will be posted when the speaker is confirmed.

**Priests' Retreats are open to religious and diocesan priests serving within the Diocese of Orlando.**

Prices:

  • Commuter ($330.00)
  • Private Guest Room ($545.00)

Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 57

Oct. 3, 2018: Franciscan Celebrations-Transitus

For centuries Franciscans have celebrated the death of Saint Francis on this day.  The Ritual is called the Transitus.  It is a simple ceremony of prayer, story telling and thanksgiving.  The participants are invited to relive the final hours of the Seraphic Saint and to share in the hospitality of the Franciscan Fraternity.  All lovers and followers of Francis are invited to attend at 7 PM in Mary Mother of God Chapel followed by a reception in Building 300.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 8-12, 2018: Priests' Retreats

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October 8-12, 2018

with Fr. Ray Chase

Rev. Ray Chase is an ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For 26 years, Father Ray was the director of Spiritual Development for residential programs for Child and Family Services of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. In that position he developed, implemented and supervised a number of specialized experiential programs designed to address the spiritual and moral deficits and damage of latency age children in residential care due to neglect/abuse and/or emotional or behavioral problems. In addition, he developed and implemented a comprehensive, multi-level experience-based spiritual development program appropriate for children and adults with a full range of developmental disabilities. Father Ray currently serves as Pastor to St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Since 1966 Father Ray has served as Program Development Consultant for Illuminations, a national art based training and awareness program on child victimization. He is presently the Chaplain for Catholic Charities where he is responsible for developing and implementing programs to address workplace spirituality for the diverse staff and programs of Catholic Charities.

Fr. Ray Chase

**Priests' Retreats are open to religious and diocesan priests serving within the Diocese of Orlando.**

Prices:

  • Commuter ($330.00)
  • Private Guest Room ($545.00)

Start Date: October 8, 2018
End Date: October 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 57

Oct. 11, 2018: Senior Day

Speaker and topic to be announced.

Join us for Senior Day on October 11th!  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: St. Francis Hall

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: October 11, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 15-19, 2018: Priests' Retreats

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October 15-19, 2018

with Fr. Patrick Hannon

One of ten brothers and sisters, Fr. Patrick Hannon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was taught by the Carmelite nuns in grade school, Holy Cross brothers in high school and Holy Cross priests at the University of Portland where he graduated in 1982. He was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1989. Since then, Fr. Patrick Hannon has been a high school campus minister, teacher and principal. He has worked in an inner city parish and a house of hospitality ministering to the homeless. In 2008, he began working at the University of Portland, first teaching theology, and for the past three years teaching in the English department. Fr. Patrick Hannon has four collection of essays published, all focusing on Catholic spirituality. His most recent collection of essays, Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts (Ave Maria Press), was released three years ago. Fr. Patrick is an avid Oakland A’s and Golden State Warriors fan; he enjoys playing poker, the occasional microbrew beer, and writing. He also enjoys film, books, and spending time with my huge (50 nieces, nephews, grand nephews and nieces!) family and friends.

Fr. Patrick Hannon

**Priests' Retreats are open to religious and diocesan priests serving within the Diocese of Orlando.**

Prices:

  • Commuter ($330.00)
  • Private Guest Room ($545.00)

Start Date: October 15, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 57

Oct. 22-26, 2018: Priests' Retreats

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October 22-26, 2018

with Fr. Kevin MacDonald

Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R., is a Redemptorist priest from Woburn, Massachusetts, about ten miles north of Boston. He entered the Redemptorist missionary order after attending Boston College and playing seven years of professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and overseas in Holland and Australia. He is a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame.

Ordained in 1991, he has worked as a parish priest in Dominica, New York, Boston, St. Lucia, and the Virgin Islands. He is currently in residence at the Redemptorist Community of Sacred Heart in New Smyrna Beach, Fl., as he preaches parish missions full-time. He is greatly looking forward to the retreat Oct. 22-26.

Fr. Kevin MacDonald

**Priests' Retreats are open to religious and diocesan priests serving within the Diocese of Orlando.**

Prices:

  • Commuter ($330.00)
  • Private Guest Room ($545.00)

Start Date: October 22, 2018
End Date: October 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 57

Oct. 26-28, 2018: Franciscan Retreat

Retreat facilitator is Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR.

This weekend retreat will have several lectures accompanied by discussions and resolutions on how to carry out this gift of Francis, influencing the world today.

Commuter- $90
Double Room-$185
Private Room-$260

Check in begins at 4pm on Friday, October 26th in the Administration Building. The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30pm and concludes with 10am Mass on Sunday, October 28th. Cost includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Friday through breakfast Sunday.

Prices:

  • Commuter ($90.00) + 4.00%
  • Double-Shared Room ($185.00) + 4.00%
  • Private Room ($260.00) + 4.00%

Start Date: October 26, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 57

Nov. 1-4, 2018: Franciscan Hermitage Retreat

A silent retreat guided by Franciscan Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR and
Jeanne & Tony Walter, Members of the Secular Franciscan Order.

San Pedro Center offers opportunities for an experience of Franciscan Hermitage deeply rooted in the Franciscan tradition.

Francis would withdraw to a hermitage or place of solitude in order to be with the Lord. In silence he would spend time praying.

If you would like to experience this rhythm of solitude and quiet, you are invited to attend this retreat. After an orientation and talk on the Franciscan way of life on Thursday evening, the retreatant begins two and a half days of silence. Each day begins with Eucharist. The Divine Office is recited communally throughout the day and evening, and personal time with the Lord is spent in rest, personal prayer and enjoyment of the grounds & chapel.

This retreat is limited to eight retreatants and fills up quickly.

The retreat begins at 6:00pm Thursday evening and concludes with 10:00am Mass on Sunday. Please eat dinner prior to arriving Thursday evening.

**Please Note: a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. You will not be registered for the event until this deposit is made. Payment should be made in full two weeks prior to event.**

Prices:

Private Guest Room $350.00

Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: November 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Nov. 8, 2018: Senior Day

Speaker and topic to be announced.

Join us for Senior Day on November 8th!  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: Building 300

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: November 8, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Dec. 13, 2018: Senior Day

Speaker and topic to be announced.

Join us for Senior Day on December 13th!  Coffee and danish are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Location: St. Francis Hall

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: December 13, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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