We believe that there is an unrealized potential within every human being. Growth is a process into a deeper awareness of self and one’s relationship with God, others and all of creation. Our Spirituality Centre provides the place and the opportunity for reflection on the Word of God and on our lived experiences. Retreats, workshops, prayer, meditation, study, reflection, as well as topical presentations invite us into his process of growth.

A symbol of the transforming power of Jesus Christ in our lives. It represents conversion and is at the same time an instrument of change.

Mission Statement

This site was last revised on Thursday, March 20, 2008
Spirituality Centre Staff

Gemma Dunn, CSM            srgemma@eastlink.ca

Kathleen Bolger, CSM         kbolger@eastlink.ca

Leah & Gilles Michaud         leagil4533@gmail.com

Regina McQuaid, CND        rmcquaid@cnd-m.org

Debbie Peters, CSM           dpeters@peimarthas.ca



Stress Workshop
Stress Relief Workshops will be offered on Fridays Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 at 7pm. Led by Louise Carota. Topics include Getting a Handle on Stress, Getting along with Others, Getting Comfortable with Self and Getting Better Tools.  Fee is $25 for the 4 sessions.

Gathering for Men
are invited to gather on the 4th Saturday of the month beginning Sept. 22 from10 am to noon. $5 per session.   Coordinated by Gilles Michaud.

Attitude of Gratitude
Join Sr. Debbie Peters, a member of the Martha Spirituality team,
on Sat. Oct. 20 from 10am-3pm on the theme of Gratitude.
This is a time to pause/reflect upon our many gifts &nurture an “attitude of Gratitude”.
Cost $30. Need to register by/before Oct. 18 or until spaces last.

Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life, a book by Joyce Rupp invites us to reflect on how true compassion meets realism with hope in our lives. Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often challenging.
Led by Lynn Delong. Cost $40 which includes the book.
Need to register by Sept. 13 so texts can be ordered:
Gather at 7 pm on  Mondays, Sept. 24, Oct.15 & 29, Nov.12 & 26, Dec. 10 .

on Sat. Oct. 27       from 10 am-3pm. Topic TBA. Organized by Gilles Michaud. Register by Oct. 25.


Come into the presence of God in silence and stillness as we gather on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 18, 2018 from 9:30-10:15am or 7:15-8:00 pm.                   Fee: Donation.
All Christian faiths welcome. Come and bring a friend.

Christian Meditation and Scripture Retreat weekend from Sept. 7-9
Led by Sr. Kathleen Bolger and Sr. Regina McQuaid.
Theme:“Journey to the Silent Heart”
To register, contact

Yoga and Christian Meditation Retreat from October 19-21.
Led by Teri Hall, Rachel Leslie and Sr. Kathleen Bolger.
Theme: “Spirit of Oneness”
To register contact Teri Hall at

Christian Meditation and Yoga
Mondays,  Sept. 10- Oct. 15 from 10:00-11:30.  Enjoy a combined CYCM (
Chair Yoga for one hour and Christian Meditation for 30 minutes) class with Karen Langevin, certified Yoga instructor, and Sr. Kathleen Bolger, a teacher of Christian Meditation.
Cost $50/$90 a couple.  Limited to12 participants.

Second Series of CYCM begins Mon. Oct.22-Nov. 26 10:00-11:30 am. 
Cost is $50/ $90 a couple. Limited to 12 participants.

Tuesday afternoons from 1-3pm
is a 6-part series of video presentations to awaken our consciousness and deepen our relationship with all of creation followed by discussion and sharing.
Participants will be expected to view a video on line as preparation for each discussion.
This series begins on Tues. Sept. 18 and continues every first and third Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm.
Cost $30 for this series. Need to register by Sept.14.

How does Contemplating the Sacred Call us to Respond?
This 4-part series (a follow-up to Contempating the Sacred Sereis) is  offered on  Wednesdays  from 7-8:30 pm on Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 14. Led by Leah Michaud and Sr. Regina McQuaid.
Cost $25. Need to register by Sept. 24. 

CODEPENDENT’S  GUIDE TO THE TWELVE STEPS- authored by Melody Beattie, who interprets the AA twelve steps specifically for
co-sependent issues, explains each step and how you can apply it to your particuar issues.
Meet for 6 consecutive Thursdays from Nov. 1- Dec. 6 from 9:00-11:30 am. Led by Anne Gillis and Heather Carver.
Cost $40 incuding the text or $20 if you have the text.
Need to register by Oct. 15 so texts can be ordered.

Parents Sessions: Press Pause. Reclaim Silence and Stillness. 
Nourish your relationship with the One in whose image you are made, with others, with Creation and with yourself.
We offer a series of three Thursday evenings this fall for busy parents of young children to take some time apart for themselves and their own spiritual journey. 
Come join Charlene Peters, Diocesan Coordinator of Catechetics on Thursdays, Sept. 27. Nov. 1 and 29 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple for the series.
Need to register by Sept. 24.

Advent Retreat
join our annual Advent retreat on Sat. Dec. 1 from 10 am-3 pm with the theme of Kneeling in Bethlehem. This will be a time to reflect on the Nativity events and how they can relate to our daily lives. Led by Sr. Regina McQuaidCND, a member of the Spirituality Centre team. Cost $30. Need to register on/before Nov. 28 or until spaces last.

Service of Light-
Tues. Dec. 11 at 7pm
Join us for an hour of prayer before Christmas for the needs of our community and for the grace to spread more light in our families, our neighbourhoods and our faith communities.
Donations received for the Upper Room Hospitality.

September- December 2018