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Position open on our hospitality team

Receptionist position open immediately A part-time receptionist position is open at John XXIII Retreat Center available immediately.  The ideal candidate would need the interpersonal skills required to create a spirit of hospitality at the Center, to include greeting guests, answering telephones, etc.  Office job responsibilities would require processing mail and retreat registrations, handling donations, and […]

April 24, 2015 in News & Update by

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Retreat to Honor Mary of Nazareth in May

Mary of Nazareth Retreat Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1 – 6pm Presenter: Sister Cathy Schwemer, PHJC Mary of Nazareth has been known by several names:  Saint Mary, Mother Mary, the Virgin Mary, and The Theotokos.  In Islam, she is known as Maryam, mother of Isa.  Historically, we know that she was an Israelite woman of […]

April 16, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Meditation Retreat focuses on life of Bonhoeffer

Friday, May 15, 5 pm – Saturday, May 16, 4 p.m. Presenter:  William DeWitt William DeWitt, author Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived a life committed to the cause of Christ and his prison letters are personal and deeply moving.  Bonhoeffer also lived a life of contemplation and this will be the focus of a May retreat on […]

April 4, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Lenten Experience Memorable for Retreatant

Thanks to Deborah Foster for sharing her experience about a recent retreat she attended at the Center: “First of all, when I registered for the Lenten luncheon entitled, “St. Josephs Table” I didn”t know what to expect.  My only hope was that I would learn more about the foster father of Jesus because I have […]

April 1, 2015 in Retreat Recall by

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An experience of Religion and Culture at John XXIII Center

John XXIII Retreat Center recently held a Lenten reflection and luncheon focusing on religion and culture surrounding the feast day of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  On Thursday, March 19, interested participants had the opportunity to experience and witness a present day version of St. Joseph’s altar.  Presenter Dawn Frecker, a […]

April 1, 2015 in News & Update by

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Bible Telling Retreat; A Workshop for Christian Storytellers

John XXIII Retreat Center announces they will hold a Bible Telling Retreat from May 29 at 6:30pm through May 31 at 11am.  Storytelling is the meaningful, ancient tradition of passing on important messages – and telling Bible stories is an integral part of this tradition. Phyllis Hostmeyer, of the Christian Storyteller Network, will facilitate the […]

March 25, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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April 2015 Retreat Schedule announced

John XXIII Retreat Center announced their retreat schedule for the month of April recently: Seder Meal:  Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m. Presenter:  Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC Experience a traditional Seder Meal, a ritual Jewish feast, in remembrance of Passover.  The symbolic foods (herbs/greens, sweet jam, matzo/unleavened bread, eggs, Paschal lamb, etc.) will be included, just as the […]

March 23, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Spring Retreat for Men continues St. Francis theme

Friday, April 24, 6:30 pm – Sunday, 1 p.m. Presenters:  Fr. Keith Hosey, Rick Wilson, & Dave Jolliff Continues the theme of SPICE up your life “On Being an Integrated Man”  Explore the spiritual intentions of St. Francis which he modeled in his life, specifically those of Integrity & Community.  Registration Fee:  $145 for overnight […]

March 10, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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April Showers Bring Afternoon Tea

An Afternoon Tea:  Come TEA with me Led by:  Dorothy Stewart, Spiritual Director – John XXIII Retreat Center When:  Sunday, April 19, from 2–4 p.m. The “tea bag” lady will share how the variety of teas provide medicinal properties for our bodies.  Then, she will compare them to how the Holy Spirit provides just the […]

March 8, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Lenten Prayer Luncheon and Reflection Days

St. Joseph and His Table:  An Age-Old Tradition On Thursday, March 19, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. John XXIII Retreat Center will offer the first of two Lenten Prayer and Reflection days.  The first topic will be featured on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, the Blessed spouse of the Virgin Mary.  This […]

March 5, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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