These classes take place weekly, September through May, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Sept. – May. You may join in at any time. Call the office to register. There is no charge, but a free-will offering is collected at each class.
Monday Mornings —9:30 to 11:30 Sept. – May
Gerry Grossman facilitator.
A Reflection/Study (Lectio Divina) of the Scriptures for the following Sunday Mass. This class will involve prayerful reflection on the Sunday Scriptures and a study of the readings as presented in the Sunday lectionary. A break with refreshments is provided. Classes will be held every Monday morning. Anyone may begin at any time to come to these classes. No registration is required. There is a free will offering.
Wednesday Mornings—9:30 to 11:30 Sept. – May
Directed by Deacon Kenneth Weiland and his wife Mary.
This well received program will return each Wednesday morning. Each week we read a chapter of the book and discuss the application to our own spiritual journey. A break with refreshments is provided. Books may be purchased in our Gift Shop. Anyone may begin at any time to come to these classes. No registration is required. There is a free will offering.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 9:30 am to 11:00 am Sept. – May
Directed by Karen Reesman, PhD, RN
The Friars of St. Francis Retreat House are pleased to add to the support groups held in the Lehigh Valley. This support group is for people experiencing grief due to loss, trauma, and/or death. It is an effort, on the part of the Franciscan Friars and Retreat Team of SFRH, to assist in helping people in the surrounding community to heal, be healthy, and to ultimately reach peace.
Thursday Mornings—9:30 to 11:30 Sept. – May
Directed by Bro. Mark Ligett, OFM
Contemplative prayer is all about intimacy with God, and everyone is called to that intimate experience of God’s love. The course will look at the essence of contemplative prayer and study techniques which serve as aids to this type of prayer. Each week will provide ample opportunity to spend time in this Prayer of the Heart. Anyone may begin at any time to come to these classes. No registration is required. There is a free will offering.
Job Hunting in Economically Stressed Times
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. – May
Open to The Public – Attendance Free-No Pre-Registration required
Mission Statement: St. Francis Job Transition Group is a fellowship of men and women with a common desire to become employed or seek career advancement through a Christian forum.
Monday Mini Retreat Programs begin with a meal in our dining room at 6:00 p.m. Following the meal, we meet in our main conference room for prayer and a presentation. There is time for discussion before the closing prayer at 9:00 p.m. Registration begins in the lobby at 5:15 p.m. Sept. – May.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings held Sun. 8pm