Educational and Spiritual Opportunities

Lenten Study Series

Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering

Mondays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2018 (March 26 held as a snow day).

9:30-11:30 AM

This five-week Bible study provides an excellent way to focus on the events surrounding Jesus’ Passion, death and Resurrection.  The study examines the Scriptural basis of Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, and looks at how this powerful portrayal of the suffering and death of Jesus relates to Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Each lesson includes a short introduction, reprinted biblical texts, study and reflection questions, Points to Ponder commentary, Catechism Connections, as well as a summary and quotes from canonized saints and recent popes. 

 Donation for the series is $25/person. Hard copy of study guide is $16.

A free online version of study guide will be available through the website: beginning on Ash Wednesday.

Pre-registration is required with $20 deposit five days before program begins. 

Overnight Silent Retreat  Opportunity

February 23-24, 2018:   Witnesses on the Way to Calvary

Retreat begins on Friday evening with arrival between 6:30 and 7 PM and ends on Saturday by 3 PM.  Retreat will include presentations/reflections, time for prayer and silence, and opportunities for sharing.   Donation for the overnight retreat: $40/person in a single room or $60/shared room or married couple.  Includes overnight accommodations, snacks, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday.

A $20 deposit is requested and registration is due 5 days before program.  

Sunday Sabbath Offerings      Models of Faith and Discipleship in the US         

Spend an enriching Sunday afternoon keeping the Sabbath holy.     Each gathering begins at 1:30 PM and ends at 5:00 PM. It includes the DVD presentation and time for prayer, discussion and reflection. There is no charge for the session but a free will donation will be welcomed.  Pre-registration is required 5 days before each session.

Sunday February 25, 2018  Blessed Solanus Casey, Priest, Porter, Prophet     

This extraordinary film explores the heroic life of a remarkable, modern day mystic, Father Solanus Casey, who was relegated to doing little more than being a simple doorman in his monastery.  But God would transform the role  his superiors assigned him, appointing it a far greater significance to be continued even beyond his earthly life, that of prophet, healer and intercessor. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018         They Killed Sr. Dorothy

A documentary on the killing of 73-year-old Catholic nun and activist Sister Dorothy Stang in February 2005, in the state of Para (Brazilian rain forest), where she, for 30 years, fought along with environmentalists and the underprivileged local communities against the exploitation of powerful loggers and landowners.


All programs and retreats are held at the Carmelite Community of the Word Incarnation Center, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA, 16641.  For more information or for directions, Call 814-886-4098.