A New Year's Workshop
Stand at the Crossroad
Saturday January 6th, 2024
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is,
and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls."
“When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I hope I have not a single bit of talent left
and can say I used everything you gave me.”
Join us for some intentional time of reflection as we begin the New Year. Enjoy some time of listening, as we reflect back on the last year, take a check-in of where we are now and listen for where the Lord may be inviting us as we head into 2024.
Saturday - January 6, 2024
(Between 1-4pm an optional individual spiritual direction prayer session is available)
Zoom Platform - join from anywhere!
(This event will be recorded for viewing and available sometime the month after, if you are unable to attend on the day)
9am - Arrival, Welcome Greetings and Soul check-ins
9:30am - Morning Prayer & Reflection - Stand and look at this crossroad
10:30am - Mid-morning Prayer & Reflection - Ask, Ask the most important questions
11:30am - Closing Reflection - Invitations to Walk in it with the Lord and find Rest
12pm - Sending Benediction
(there will be a few screen breaks in between)
Optional Afternoon Offering
Between 1-4pm we will be offering an Optional 45 min. individual Spiritual Direction prayer session.
This is a great way to process the morning with someone trained in holy listening and prayer- to take what has come deeper. (this must be reserved prior and there's an additional fee for this)
$45 -Includes guided practices & meditations, materials for the morning -or-
pay what you can
Optional Add-on 45 minute Spiritual Direction Session: $40 is available after lunch
(there are a limited number of available spaces, please sign up below and reserve a 45 minute session. Sessions will be offered by Cecilia and a variety of other guest Spiritual Directors. There is an additional fee for this)
*Fees are non-refundable sorry, but if for some reason you are not able to attend, you will receive a link to the recording to view later.
RSVP BY Fri. Dec. 29th!
(min of #8 required to hold the event)
The morning will be facilitated by Spiritual Director, Cecilia T. Whitacre
(schedule order and topics subject to change)
1-REGISTER BELOW 2- MAKE PAYMENT BELOW
Use the dropdown menu to select the option and any add-ons.
**avoid paypal fees and use Venmo, Zelle Chase QuickPay,
ApplePay, or mail a check to:
1421 E. Gloria Dr
Palatine, Il 60074
Do Well the Few Things
The more I think about the human suffering in our world and my desire to offer a healing response, the more I realize how crucial it is not to allow myself to become paralyzed by feelings of impotence and guilt. More important than ever is to be very faithful to my vocation to do well the few things I am called to do and hold on to the joy and peace they bring me.
I must resist the temptation to let the forces of darkness pull me into despair and make me one more of their many victims. I have to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and on those who followed him and trust that I will know how to live out my mission to be a sign of hope in this world.
Did you know....
that most New Year's resolutions fail by Jan 12th?
Research conducted by Strava, the social network for athletes,
has discovered that Jan. 12 is the fateful day of New Year’s resolutions failing.
“A key factor in success is motivation and analyzing millions of activity uploads, we’ve been able to pinpoint the day your motivation is most likely to waver.” According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80 percent fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, says U.S. clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani.
What motivates you?
Come join us for this NY's workshop where we will talk about and continue to discover with the Lord the "one thing necessary" in living the life we hope to have in Christ... and that which motivates our soul beyond anything.
“I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for, maybe even worth dying for, something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can’t tell you what it might be – that’s for you to find, to choose, to love. I can just encourage you to keep looking and support you in your search.”
Sister Ida Ford, Maryknoll Sister martyred in El Salvador
Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called
and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry.
It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular,
it is why he does it.”
― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,
so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope to which he has called you