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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!!

Kids Pray Too! Children's Mass

Kids Pray Too!
Children's Mass

March 1st, 2017
8:30am Morning Mass

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“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Mark 10:14

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!

Sometimes parents have difficulties helping their children focus and learn during Mass or spend Mass worrying about how noisy or active their little ones are.  But what better way to help our children appreciate the Mass and its beauty than to bring them frequently and teach them?

 

Price: Free Event

Date: March 1, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

"Come to the Water" - Lenten Weekend Retreat

"Come to the Water"
A Lenten Weekend Retreat

Come to the Water

March 3-5, 2017
Begins with dinner at 5:30pm on Friday and concludes with 10:00am Mass on Sunday

Private Room $260  |  Shared Room $185

All spots for this retreat have been filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us at (407) 671-6322. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you partake in one of our other Lenten Programs!

"O let all who thirst, let them come to the water."

This weekend is designed to allow you to fall into a rhythm of communal and private prayer, meditation and quiet. Spiritual direction will be available, as well as a Penance Service with individual Confession.

There will be ample opportunities to walk the grounds and to explore several different methods of prayer such as Lectio Divina and Visio Divina.

**Please Note: a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. Payment should be made in full two weeks prior to event.**

Prices:

  • Deposit - Shared Room ($50.00) + 4.00%
  • Deposit - Private Room ($50.00) + 4.00%
  • Shared Room ($185.00) + 4.00%
  • Private Room ($260.00) + 4.00%

Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: March 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 3, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Senior Day - March 9

Senior Day March 9, 2017
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
with Stephen Deighan

How was the Passion foreshadowed in the Old Testament and predicted in the New Testament? A reflection on the Agony in the Garden, the denial by Peter, Jesus' trail and Crucifixion.

Registration and Coffee begin at 9:00am, Program begins at 9:30am
Lunch will be provided and we will conclude our day with Mass.

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: March 9, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 10, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

"Virtual" Tour of Assisi

"Virtual" Tour of Assisi
Led by Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR & Faith Libbe, OFS

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March 11, 2017
9:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $35.00 Includes Lunch

Take a "virtual" tour of Assisi, Italy with your guides Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR and Faith Libbey, OFS.

Spend the day seeing the sights and hearing some of the history of this beautiful town, the birthplace of St. Francis.

Prices:

General Admission $35.00

Date: March 11, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Taize Prayer Service

Enrich your Lenten experience and join us for this beautiful candle-lit, contemplative prayer in our Mary, Mother of God Chapel.

Taize is a sung and silent participatory prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative state through music, song, and silence.

Registration is not required. This is a free event, though we are suggesting a $5.00 Donation to help us cover the cost of the service.  This can be brought to the event or paid below.

When: March 14, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel

Prices:

Donation $5.00

Date: March 14, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 17, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club
March 18, 2017
Led by Fr. Blase Romano, TOR
Time: 9:30am -11:30am
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We have all attended Mass or other religious services where the person presiding was a bit of a curmudgeon - who wouldn't or couldn't smile even thought those gathered were there to praise and glorify God. Perhaps some of us grew up being taught that God was a joyless judge and anything that happened in church was "very serious business". However, we also believe that Jesus, while being God's Son, was human and experienced all human emotions and senses, including humor.

During our time together, we will explore what sort of humor we might find in the Scriptures and even with the saints! For example, one of the early Church deacons, St. Lawrence, was put to death for not renouncing his faith by being roasted alive on a grill. It's believed he said to the judge, "Turn me over...I'm done on this side!" And just before he died, he said, "It's cooked enough now." Even in the face of martyrdom, St. Lawrence could find a bit of humor in his terrible situation.

Join us for some laughter, joy and humor that is sure to enrich your spiritual life!

This book is our discussion material for our Spring Dates of March 18th and May 6th, but you do not need to attend both sessions to participate.

**This is a free event, though donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of materials.**

Price: Free Event

Date: March 18, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 24, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

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"The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ"
A Day Retreat Presented by: Stephen Deighan

March 25, 2017
9:15am - 3:30pm
Cost: $35.00 Includes Lunch

This day will include four talks:

  • The Passion Foreshadowed in the Old Testament
    • A reflection on the story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac; on the events surrounding the Exodus from Egypt; and on the Song of the Suffering Servant from the Prophet Isaiah.
  • New Testament Predictions of the Passion
    • A reflection on the prophecy og Simeon; on the rejection at Nazareth; and on Jesus' own predictions of His death.
  • Entering the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • A reflection on the Agony in the Garden (the cup of suffering, praying not to come into the time of trial, and the arrest); the denial by Peter, the trial before authorities; the choice between Jesus and Barabbas; the sentencing to death; and the Son crying out to God from the Cross.
  • The Trinity in the Passion
    • This will reflect upon the silence of the Father; the descent into Hell; the Holy Spirit; and the understanding of the Passion as an "inner-Trinitarian event".

Prices:

General Admission $35.00

Date: March 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 21

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 31, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Senior Day - April 6

Senior Day April 6, 2017
He Leadeth Me: The Vocation Journey of a "Slumdog"
with Fr. Martin H. M. Nguyen

God's personal invitation to us is always as unique and different as we are to one another. Come hear Fr. Martin's own amazing story of answering that invitation.

Registration and Coffee begin at 9:00am, Program begins at 9:30am
Lunch will be provided and we will conclude our day with Mass.

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: April 6, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Adoration

Adoration

Where: Mary, Mother of God Chapel
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Spend some time with Jesus during this Lenten season.

Adoration will be offered every Friday during Lent immediately following the 8:30am Mass.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 7, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

"From Ancient Rite of Passage to New Covenant"

"From Ancient Rite of Passage to New Covenant":
Two Great Meals of Liberation
A Day Retreat with Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S.

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Monday of Holy Week
April 10, 2017
9:30am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $35.00 Includes Lunch

Rev. Louis Bouyer has written: “The Mass of the faithful, the Eucharistic banquet, is a transformation of the Israelites’ religious banquets. It is with the ancient rites that we must begin, then, if we are to explain the Mass, the banquet of reconciliation.”

Join Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S. Dean of the Catholic Center at the University of Central Florida, and Betty Shaw on the Monday of Holy Week as they lead an experiential day of reflection centered upon the two great meals of liberation: the Passover Seder of the Israelites and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Both a “Seder demonstration” and Holy Week Eucharist will be celebrated in the course of the retreat day.

Prices:

General Admission $35.00

Date: April 10, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday - April 14, 2017
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Meet us at 3:00 pm under the Crucifix on Campside for our annual outdoor Stations of the Cross.

When: April 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

Price: Free Event

Date: April 14, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Saturday Morning Book Club

Saturday Morning Book Club
May 6th, 2017
Led by Fr. Blase Romano, TOR
Time: 9:30am -11:30am
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We have all attended Mass or other religious services where the person presiding was a bit of a curmudgeon - who wouldn't or couldn't smile even thought those gathered were there to praise and glorify God. Perhaps some of us grew up being taught that God was a joyless judge and anything that happened in church was "very serious business". However, we also believe that Jesus, while being God's Son, was human and experienced all human emotions and senses, including humor.

During our time together, we will explore what sort of humor we might find in the Scriptures and even with the saints! For example, one of the early Church deacons, St. Lawrence, was put to death for not renouncing his faith by being roasted alive on a grill. It's believed he said to the judge, "Turn me over...I'm done on this side!" And just before he died, he said, "It's cooked enough now." Even in the face of martyrdom, St. Lawrence could find a bit of humor in his terrible situation.

Join us for some laughter, joy and humor that is sure to enrich your spiritual life!

This book is our discussion material for our Spring Dates of March 18th and May 6th, but you do not need to attend both sessions to participate.

**This is a free event, though donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of materials.**

Price: Free Event

Date: May 6, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Senior Day - May 11

Senior Day May 11, 2017
"The Raising of Lazarus": Caravaggio & John 11
with Fr. Ben Berinti, CPPS

In celebration of the Easter Season, come and explore the unique relationship between John's Gospel narrative and the motifs found in Caravaggio's painting, The Raising of Lazarus. Walk alongside Caravaggio and his artistic search for truth, hope and a Savior.
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated during the Eucharist.

Registration and Coffee begin at 9:00am, Program begins at 9:30am
Lunch will be provided and we will conclude our day with Mass.

Prices:

General Admission $15.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Franciscan Hermitage

Franciscan Hermitage Retreat
November 2-5, 2017

07/05/11-Camp San Pedro, Casselberry, Fl.

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 7:00pm 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:

  • Registration Deposit ($50.00) + 4.00%
  • Full Registration Payment ($295.00) + 4.00%

Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

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