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See also our many sponsored retreats, excursions, and adventures listed below and under "PROGRAMS".

  • DEVOTION-BY-DISTANCE BOOK CLUB, featuring "Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life" by Mary Elizabeth Sperry, is currently being held on Tuesdays in January from 2-3 PM.  The author herself will be joining our Zoom book club session on January, and she also hopes to come post-pandemic for an in-person weekend retreat later in 2021. Call Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376 for more information on a repeat of this book plus other books in 2021.
  • NEW OFFERINGS! DEVOTION-BY-DISTANCE ONLINE RETREATS, VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB, RETREATS-ON-DEMAND, and more (via Zoom & Podcasts) are now being formed. Enjoy learning more about a myriad of spiritually-based topics, including exploring Bible basics for Catholics, creating a stress-less home through de-cluttered strategies, or just appreciating the joy in life through books. Many sessions will be moderated to balance the discussion and engage all participants, while others will be structured for individualized learning and enjoyment. To join and/or for more information, simply send an email to [email protected] or call us at (716) 754-7376, Ext. 1.  We look forward to sharing insights together!
  • 2021 HOLY WEEK  EASTER TRIDUUM RETREAT:  Three-night overnight retreat will be held concurrently with a Directed Retreat Week in 2021.  The Easter Triduum retreat will begin with Wednesday evening dinner on March 31 through Saturday lunch on April 3, 2021 (three nights and four days).  Plan now to experience Holy Week and the Easter Triduum from a new perspective.  Call Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara (716-754-7376, Ext. 1 for more information).   
  • 2021 ANNUAL DIRECTED RETREAT WEEK will be held duringl Holy Week in 2021 concurrently with a Holy Week Easter Triduum Retreat.  The Directed Retreat will be held during Holy Week from Monday evening dinner through Saturday, March 29 through Saturday lunch, April 3, 2021 (five nights and six days during Holy Week). Spiritual directors will be posted as confirmed.. Call us at 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2 to receive information later this fall..

  • CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP is scheduled to resume meeting in February.  The group meets the 1st Tuesday evening of each month (with periodic exceptions during holidays and summer). For further information, call us at 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2.