Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Women's Ministry

2021 WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

JESUS APPROACHES: WOMEN'S RETREAT, AFTERNOON SESSIONS



JESUS APPROACHES: WOMEN'S RETREAT


Saturday, April 17

JESUS APPROACHES: A Women's Day Retreat

Join author and speaker, Liz Kelly in a day retreat based on her award-winning book: Jesus Approaches, What Today’s Woman Can Learn about Healing, Freedom and Joy from the Women of the New Testament. By taking a fresh look at the encounters that women had with Jesus and immersing ourselves in a day of prayer and sisterhood, we will grow in confidence that the Gospel story is our own. The day will include optional Mass, confession, adoration, and prayer time. Lunch will be provided for those pre-registered by Tuesday, April 13. Strengthen the tether between your heart and the Sacred Heart of Jesus and join us April 17, 2021. Space is limited and social distancing protocols will be in place. The retreat will also be available via live-stream.

Praise for Jesus Approaches

“Caught me by surprise. . . Wow. This book has helped ignite my prayer life at a time when I didn’t even realize the flame was low. It breathed fresh life into Gospel stories I thought I knew inside and out. Moreover, it brought these stories into my life, speaking to me personally in ways I’ve seldom experienced.”

~Elizabeth E.

An immense gift for women. With vulnerability and grace . . . Jesus Approaches is a perfect balance of Scriptural reflection and personal testimony, all woven into stirring accounts of women in the New Testament.

~Kelsey W., St. Paul, MN

“Simply beautiful, and a must for every Christian woman . . . I devoured this book immediately . . . and I can’t wait to go back through it slowly, chew on it, use it as a devotional tool, and meditate on the prayers and verses at each chapter’s end.”

~ Evangeline W., New York, NY

“Jesus Approaches will help women to recognize their particular gifts for a world that needs healing.”  

~Bishop Andrew Cozzens, St. Paul & Minneapolis

“I had big hopes when I picked up this book and I wasn't disappointed! I felt like I made wonderful new friends in both the author and in the women of the Bible to whom she introduced to me. Most importantly, her reflections and invitation to have my own, led me to deep encounters with Jesus that were very special to my heart.”

~Amazon reviewer, Kindle edition

“An erudite study that is exceptionally inspiring and biblically grounded, Jesus Approaches is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to church and seminary Christian Studies collections.”

~Midwest Book Review

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

8:00 am

Optional Holy Mass

8:30

Check-In & Registration

9:00

Welcome & Introductions

9:20

Conference 1: Daughter, Permission to Flourish in Childlike Faith

10:00

Break

10:15

Conference 2: Woman with a Wound, Permission to Heal

11:00

 

Holy Hour/Private Prayer with prompt from Liz   

Confession Available

12:00 pm

Lunch and conversation or private time

1:00

Rosary to the Holy Wounds

1:15

Visio Divina as a Group

1:45

Break

2:00

Conference 3:  Martha, Mary, and Permission to Fail

2:40

Sharing of Graces 

3:00

Closing Prayer & Dismissal

Click HERE to register. 

For questions or comments about the day or assistance with online registration, please contact Terry Brand at 503.507.3619 or Deb Glander at 503.510.1620.

Find out more about Liz Kelly HERE.