Description: Cursillos in Christianity means a short course in Christianity.
It is a retreat-time away from the world; a lesson; a time for discussion; a time for prayer and reflection;
a time to hear about how God works in fellow Christians' lives; a time to get close to God;
and a time to learn about a great method to stay close to God. MOST IMPORTANT, it teaches a Way of Life.
A Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. That sounds too simple but it is not. Think about it. It is a real meeting with Christ.
If that is understood then the power, beauty and joy of the Cursillo Movement will be understood.
Requirements: Catholic Cursillo is open to baptized Catholics who are invited into the program by a Cursillo Sponsor.
Time Commitment: 1) Weekly Group Reunion 2) Monthly Ultreya 3) Regular Spiritual Direction
Helpful Attributes: Commitment and perseverance with a willingness to be in fellowship with all Christians.
Website: For more information contact:
Jay Taylor, Lay Director
(English) Rev. Angelus Migliore T.O.R., Spiritual Advisor at St. Patrick Parish, Tampa Phone: 813-839-5337
Deacon Robert (Bob) Anderson Assistant, Spiritual Advisor at St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish Phone: 352-683-9666
Spanish Website Rev. Rafael Martos Spiritual, Advisor at St. Clement Parish Phone: 813-759-2721
Description: The House of Prayer is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00AM. to 3:00PM. Located on over 12 acres of land on the shores of Old Tampa Bay just ten minutes from our parish. The House of Prayer is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. The grounds surrounding this ministry are noted for their serenity and beauty. Over the years, the grounds of the House of Prayer have been a place of healing and spiritual renewal for all those who have come. The ministry of the Marian Servants of Divine Providence, an Association of lay women and men, coordinates a number of ministries at the House of Prayer. A retreat ministry, a school of Spirituality, and days for prayer and recollection are just a few of their services. Each year, our RCIA groups have used their facilities for annual mornings of prayer and reflection.
Contact: Located at: 711 South Bayview Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33759
For further information on Mass schedule and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament check The House of Prayer
Description: Is a lifeline for marriages. It helps couples through difficult times in their marriage. In today's busy world, many couples experience boredom, coldness, frustration, and loneliness. Others suffer anger and other forms of conflict. Retrouvaille provides tools that help get your marriage back on track. It has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty.
Requirements: Couples must apply in advance by submitting a registration form. Time Commitment: One weekend which begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon. This program is offered periodically throughout the year.
Helpful Attributes: A willingness to enhance your marriage.
Activities: Retrouvaille weekends are held in the Tampa Bay area, usually at the Bethany Center.
Contact: For further information, click on the diocesan website Retrouvaille
For confidential information and to register, Call Barry & Faith Peterson 727-842-7971 or 800-470-2230
The Franciscan Center is an intimate space where groups can truly focus on the reason why they're here — the work to be done, or the reason to celebrate.
The tranquil facility offers the quiet atmosphere of a faraway retreat, and yet is conveniently located on eight acres of riverfront property in a quiet residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Tampa, the Westshore District and Tampa International Airport.
The Center is a private, non-profit retreat house staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers in carrying out their ministry. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist the staff in offering group programs and private retreats.
We welcome groups of all faiths, and non-profit and for-profit organizations that would like to arrange their own retreats; celebrations; teambuilding, meetings or corporate retreats or workshops.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
7 – 8:30 P.M.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION REGARDING OUR UPCOMING SERIES, A RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Join us Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. for a free informational session regarding our upcoming series, A Retreat in Everyday Life, which begins in January.
The retreat offers the opportunity to connect at a deeper level with God's loving presence in our busy lives, to claim more fully our own unique vocations as followers of Jesus, and to explore our living this out in our day-to-day lives.
2014 retreat dates are:
Opening retreat day: Jan. 11, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gatherings: Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. - Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 30
Closing retreat day: May 14
Retreat fee: $350 (free to attend information session)
RSVP for the informational session:
or call (813) 229-2695
Franciscan Center of Tampa
A Place of Peace, Hospitality & Spiritual Renewal
(813) 229-2695, ext. 25
Description: Catholic Marriage Encounter (open to all faiths) is an intensive 44 hour weekend where couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores and phones to focus only on each other. If you would like greater growth, depth, and enrichment in your relationship, you will like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter can make. Join us and discover God's desire for Joy, Passion, and Romance in your marriage!
Requirements: Couples must apply in advance by submitting a registration form.
Time Commitment: One weekend which begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon. This program is offered periodically throughout the year.
Helpful Attributes: A willingness to enhance your marriage.
Activities: Marriage Encounter Weekends are held in the Tampa Bay area.
Contact: Marriage Encounter of Tampa Bay or call 813-270-7832