Workshops & Events

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


Monthly Eucharist – February 17, 2018

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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Contemplative Prayer: Lenten Centering Prayer Silent Retreat – February 22 -25, 2018

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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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 To Register please fill in application form and send … Read More!

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The Art of Soul Care – A Pathway Toward Spiritual Transformation, March 6 – April 17, 2018

How the alchemy of art & Spirituality can help lead the way. Series of Six – Tuesdays, March 6th – April 17th (excluding Easter week), 10 am – 4 pm Facilitator:  Vivianne LaRiviere Cost:  $280 (lunch and art supplies included) 6 days of reflection in meditation, silence, and deep listening, leisurely hours to do expressive … Read More!

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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. To register for this program send in your application form and $50 deposit cheque.

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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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Seven Day Directed Retreat – August 25 – 31, 2018

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!

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Building A Culture Of Encounter: Prayer On And With The Land – September 7 – 8, 2018

A full day of prayer on the Kateri Land (Natagaama), integrating Catholic and Indigenous ceremony, celebrating the presence and action of the Creator in all of Creation. Facilitator:  Kateri Native Ministries. September 7 (7 pm) – September 8 (6 pm)

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Thanksgiving: The Prayer That Transforms Living: October 5 – 7, 2018

The more grateful we become, the deeper and faster we get healed.  In a healthy marriage when talking about one’s spouse, positive comments will outnumber negative comments five to one.  How much we spontaneously give thanks is not only the key to a healthy marriage but also to health of body (optimists live longer than … Read More!

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Wonder Will Guide Us: Nurturing Christ-Presence with God’s Good Earth and Cosmos – October 28 – November 2, 2018

God’s good earth and consciousness continues to evolve around us and within us in an ongoing process sometimes called cosmogenesis.  This contemplative retreat encourages nurturing love for our sacred Earth community, greening our minds, hearts and Spirit for love of the present and that yet to come. Facilitators:  Sister Maureen Wild, SC & Gerry Kelly … Read More!

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Qigong & Daoist Retreat:  November 8-11, 2018

Welcome to the first Canadian annual Qigong and Daoist retreat of the American based Qigong & Daoist Training Center, Sebastopol, California, USA. Teacher: Shifu Michael Rinaldini  This intensive 3-day retreat will be held at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior, Ontario, near Ottawa on the Ottawa River. The Galilee Centre is a holistic, multi-faith spiritual life … 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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