Workshops & Events

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


Christmas Luncheon – December 14, 2017

Christmas Luncheon – December 14, 2017 Menu: Turkey Vegetable Soup, Crusty Rolls, Traditional Tourtiere, Peas & Mushrooms, Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Christmas “Stained Glass” Squares. $18/pp. Reservations necessary. Arrive anytime between 11:30 am & 12:00 pm

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Monthly Eucharist – December 16, 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!  

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Solstice 5 km. Run/2.5 km. Walk – December 22, 2017

Celebrate the longest night of the year by dressing up in Christmas Lights and your best Solstice Costume and walk or run the streets of Arnprior! Event begins at 6:00 p.m.  Light Lunch & Hot Chocolate for all!  Christmas Carols! Tickets and Waiver Forms available at Galilee Centre – $15 per person or $40 for … Read More!

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Valentine Luncheon – February 14, 2018

New England Clam Chowder, Crusty Rolls, Stuffed Pork Loin with Cranberry Orange Glaze, Roasted Potatoes, Honey glazed Carrots, Decadent Chocolate Brownies, Reservations are necessary 613-623-4242 ext 21. Cost – $18/pp.  Arrive anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Contemplative Prayer: Lenten Centering Prayer Silent Retreat – February 22 -25, 2017

February 22 (7 pm) – 25 (11 am)  A Three-day immersion into silence lead by Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario. Facilitator:  Deacon Christine Jannasch – Cost:  $350 “We are the clay, and you are the potter;  we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)    

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Wonder Will Guide Us: Conversations on Faith in an Unfinished Universe – February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018

A viewing of the Emmy award winning documentary The Journey of the Universe narrated by evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme followed by discussion and collaborative exercises that help us explore our place in the universe and our world. Wednesdays in February  7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 7 pm to 9 pm Facilitator: Gerry Kelly … Read More!

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Discernment Days for Young Adults – March 2-3, 2018

A day set aside in quiet to work deliberately on our listening hearts through the wisdom of spiritual guides such as St. Ignatius, Thomas Merton and others. March 2 (7 pm) – March 3 (7 pm) Cost:  $100 Facilitators:  Young Adult Ministry St. Joseph’s Parish Ottawa  

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“Art of The Soul” – March 6 – April 17, 2018

Series of Six – Tuesdays, march 6th – April 17th (excluding Easter week), 10 a. – 4 pm Facilitator:  Vivianne LaRiviere Cost:  $280 (lunch and art supplies included)

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Holy Week – An Imaginative Immersion – March 26-29, 2018

Enter into the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord through the images of Saint John’s Gospel, the thoughts of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, the music of Estonian composer Arvo Part and the life of Brother Roger of Taize. March 26th  (9:30 am) – March 29th (11 am) Cost:  Private $450, Double $390, Commuter $280 Facilitator:  … Read More!

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Spirituality and Aging – Transitions and Transformation – April 18 – 19, 2018

A two-day prayerful reflection on the Loving presence of God in each one’s journey from doing to being. April 18 (9:30 am) – April 19 (7:00 pm) Facilitator: Dr. Maureen McDonnell Cost: $210 Private, $180 Double, $150 Commuter

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Building A Culture of Encounter: Faithkeepers and Elders Gathering – May 21-22, 2018

This closed session will provide an opportunity for Indigenous Christian elders to gather, to rest and share about faith in their communities. May 21st (9:30 am) – May 22nd (7 pm) Facilitator:  Kateri Native Ministries

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Little Design Communities Rebirthing – July 2-11, 2018

The Eucharistic Letter Revisited – The rhythm of each day flows in the creativity of Spirit-movement:  Mornings:  we gather for 20 minutes of contemplative prayer followed by a couple hours of interactive teaching on The Eucharistic Letter.   Afternoons: enjoy a few hours of personal time for rest, further study, leisure, or exploring the charming historic … Read More!

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Guided Contemplative Retreat – August 13-17, 2018

This 5 day retreat is ideal for someone seeking an extended period of time to be away from their usual routines and responsibilities to reflect on and deepen their relationship with god and self.  Simply, be still, be listening and be loving. Treat your self to the experience of ‘community’ in an unstructured atmosphere of … Read More!

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Friends of Galilee – Bursary

“Friends of Galilee, a volunteer support group, has limited funds available to assist individuals in covering the costs of programs offered by Galilee Centre. Please contact: Edith Boucher: Tel: 613-622-5625 or Guy and Marian Brethour: Tel: 613-270-9019 or Email: brethour@bell.net for more information.

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