As of September 1, 2015, the Spiritual Life Center
has new offices and new direction rooms on the campus of Holy Family.
The main office and the two direction rooms are located on the 1st floor, and there is a small office for the internship team and interim director near the stairway that leads to Anam Cara. The new rooms are lovely and we are grateful to all who worked tirelessly to make them so. Heartfelt thanks to Fr. David and the Holy Family Staff for their help in facilitating our move!
With our renewed focus on the ministry of spiritual direction and the training of spiritual directors this right-sized space is adequate for our current needs. As the Center grows we will have the option to add a third direction room. We continue to have priority use of Anam Cara and can reserve the use of other meeting rooms as needed.
The Spiritual Life Center no longer has access to its former entrance.
Access to the Center's space is now either through the main entrance of Holy Family or through the front elevator entrance. Whether you are entering the building through the main entrance of HF (down the ramp corridor to the monastery building) or through the front elevator, the main office and the direction rooms are located left and the internship office is located right, opposite ends of the hallway. Access to Anam Cara would be through the front elevator entrance to the second floor. There is also a stairway that can be utilized to the left of the elevator.
Please join us for the 2nd annual "Taste of Holy Family" open house event thisSunday, September 20th from 1 to 5 p.m. and visit with us in our new space.
The four organizations that reside on the Holy Family campus will be featured and there will be many activities, including SLC activities, and great food to sample. The day extends with a Holy Family Concert at 5:30 p.m., a light supper at 6 p.m.and Mass in the Main Chapel at 7:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend.
The Interim Board of Directors voted to offer an internship class for 2016-2018!
If you have been thinking about enrolling or know someone who might be interested, now is the time to inquire and register. Updated information is available on our website or may be obtained by calling the main office number:
We hope October 22, 2015, 6:30 to 9 p.m. is marked on your calendar for our first community-wide evening of discernment in Anam Cara.
This year of discernment is an important one as we strive to discover a sustainable way forward. Since the end of April the SLC has been managed by volunteers, thus enabling us to restore some financial stability to our organization. Many of you contribute faithfully to the SLC. Your support is making a difference. Your donations and volunteer service have sustained the Center these past months. We look forward to the future with hope and continue to welcome your participation.
The Interim Board of Directors & the responsibilities they have assumed are:
Clare Kindall, President
Sharon O'Brien, Vice President
Trudi White, Secretary & Chair, Operations Committee
Sr. Elaine Betoncourt, Interim Director
Andree Grafstein, Chair, Spiritual Direction Committee
Susan Izard, Co-Chair, Discernment Committee (with Nancy Benben, Co-Chair)
You are welcome to attend our next board meeting on September 22, 2015
at 6:30 p.m. in Anam Cara.
Heidi LaRocque serves as the Office Manager. If you would like to help in the office or join a standing committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know or by calling the office at 860-243-2374.
We leave you with the working mission statement for this year of discernment . . .
The Spiritual Life Center is a community that offers spiritual direction and provides training and support for the ministry of spiritual direction.
Your SLC Interim Board of Directors