What is Women's Cornerstone?
Often referred to as a “Spa for the Soul,” Cornerstone is a 26-hour parish-sponsored spiritual retreat that brings women together to deepen their faith and grow in knowledge and love of God. At the same time, they will get to know other parishioners and experience Christian Community in a very special way within their own parish. The next Women's Cornerstone will be held on November 3-4, 2017.
Who runs the Cornerstone weekend?
Cornerstone is run by a team of women who have all attended Cornerstone weekends in the past. Each woman shares her time and talents in a variety of ways such as leading small group discussions, speaking on selected themes, planning prayer services, selecting decorations, or helping out in the kitchen. Team members have specific roles, but all enthusiastically share one goal - to support you along your faith journey.
What will the Cornerstone weekend be like?
The Cornerstone Team prepares a beautiful experience to pamper you in every way -- spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The weekend takes place here at St. Catharine, and begins on Friday evening at 6:30pm and ends with a Closing Liturgy and celebration for families at 7:30pm on Saturday. Sleeping accommodations (optional), all meals, and materials are provided. During the weekend, there will be time for personal prayer, quiet reflection, and the sacrament of Reconciliation, as well as relaxation, enjoyable activities, and informal socializing.
What are Cornerstone Witness Talks?
An essential component of every Cornerstone retreat, the Cornerstone witness talks are a “sharing” of personal experiences of God’s love and His constant presence in our lives. Each speaker gives her “witness” -- who she is and her relationship with the Lord. After each talk, participants are free to join in small group discussion, or simply sit back, listen and be inspired by these stories of the “Good News” of Jesus with us today.
How do I sign-up, and/or who can I contact for more information?
The next Women’s Cornerstone is still in its early planning stages. For more information, or answers to any other questions you may have, please contact either of the co-drectors (see contact information below).