Workshops & Events

Some programs fill up quickly while others may be cancelled due to insufficient registrations – Register Early!


Monthly Eucharist – June 17, 2017

The monthly Eucharist is held the third Saturday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Galilee Chapel, Fr. Richard Kelly, OMI or Fr. Roy Boucher, OMI will preside.  Everyone is welcome!  

Work Bee – Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Come support Galilee Centre, 398 John St., N, Arnprior  as we prepare to plant our flower gardens on Tuesday, June 20th from 9 a.m till noon.  If you are able to help, please contact Alan at (613) 623-4242 Ex. 24 or Daryl at maintenance@galileecentre.com .  See you there!  

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk – June 21, 2017

Come celebrate “Standing Still Sun” on this longest day of light. – Labyrinth walk and refreshments $20. Join Path Adventures – Susan Kehoe, Grace Amirault and Debbie Camelin, Veriditas Facilitators for a Solstice Cceremony followed by a labyrinth walk on the Galilee Retreat Centre’s living labyrinth. Registration:  Call 613-623-4242 ext 21 or email info@galileecentre.com

Little Design Rebirthing Experience – June 26-July 5, 2017

TODAY, we are ‘rebirthing’ from our founder’s most original vision and mission! If YOU – CSJ sisters, associates, Little Designers, married couples – are feeling called to live more deeply the Gospel way of life described in The Eucharistic Letter, plan to join us at Galilee Centre ‘Little Design’ is a simple, loving, Gospel way…… Read more!

Strawberry Social – July 1, 2017

Canada Day, Strawberry Social hosted by the friends of Galilee Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake (coffee & tea included) in the historic dining room or the screened in patio overlooking the Ottawa River.  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – $5 per person – pay at the door.

Medical Assistance in Dying: Why the Catholic Church thinks the Way it Does – July 7-9, 2017

On June 17, 2016, the Government of Canada passed into law Bill C-14, approving medically assisted dying.  The Catholic Church affirms and believes that the deliberate taking of a human life goes against the dignity of the human person and the belief that all human life is sacred. But why does the Catholic Church take this…… Read more!

Contemplative Retreat and Little Design Enrichment – July 10-16, 2017

TODAY, we are ‘rebirthing’ from our founder’s most original vision and mission! If YOU – CSJ sisters, associates, Little Designers, married couples – are feeling called to live more deeply the Gospel way of life described in The Eucharistic Letter, plan to join us at Galilee Centre ‘Little Design’ is a simple, loving, Gospel way…… Read more!

Contemplative Time of Prayer – July 13, 2017

Join with other SEEKERS OF SILENCE for a time set apart at Galilee for contemplation in the Chapel every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome! ‘Be still.  Be silent.  Let your God love you.’

Luncheon – Thursday, August 3, 2017

BBQ Chicken Breasts, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives, Caesar Salad, Crusty Rolls, Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad, Creamy Coleslaw, Stained Glass Squares.  Reservations required:  call 613-623-4242 ext 21 Cost:  $18/pp

Finding God in This Confusing World – August 11-13, 2017

It all seems so hard to discover God in these changing times.  Is God truly present to us or has God just left it all up to us?  Where do we go from here?  What difference can one person make?  Good questions are not answered easily nor quickly.  This retreat is meant for those willing…… Read more!

The Ten Paramis – the Path to Enlightenment, A Labour Day Weekend Meditation Retreat – September 1 – 4, 2017

The Ten Paramis is a classical Theravada Buddhist teaching.  The Pali word “parami” translates roughly as “perfection”.  Each parami is an aspect of character that can be developed and at the same time is something that supports the growth of deeper practice.  The ten together describe a sequential path ot enlightenment.During the course of this Vipassana…… Read more!

Directed Retreat – September 16-22, 2017

A directed retreat is made in an environment of silence.  You are accompanied by a spiritual director who meets with you each day, listens as you share your prayer experiences and then helps you reflect on them.  These meetings, along with your own prayer, will facilitate your journey along the path God is revealing to…… Read more!

How to Live With A Prickly Porcupine: Letting The Difficult Person Heal Us – November 10-12, 2017

Each of us often rub shoulders with a porcupine, a difficult person we wish lived in Antarctica:  the pessimist who believes every silver lining has a cloud, the passive aggressive (the dog who licks your hand before biting it), the depressive who depresses us, and the others that we thank God we are not married…… Read more!

Healing Spaces – November 17 – 19, 2017

“Healing Spaces” is an opportunity to experience mindfulness within the healing space of outer and inner quiet that both restores and comforts the soul;  a time for drawing energy and strength from nature, from programmed activity, from silence and from one another. Author of the The Caregiver’s Companion, Judith Campbell brings her spiritual leadership experience at…… Read more!