Spiritual Renaissance

Spiritual Enrichment Program: Join Catherine Joanne From Home June 16-20!

In an abundance of caution given the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we invite you to take part in St. John Cantius Parish’s monthly Spiritual Enrichment programming from home. This week, Catherine Joanne will host her monthly Twilight Retreat, Spiritual Date Night, Discover the Bible session, and Holy Hour via the free Zoom Cloud Meetings platform, where you can join by video or voice using your smartphone, tablet or computer. For those unable to join online, an option to dial in using a landline or cell phone is available.
And, for those who participate in one-to-one or couples’ Spiritual Direction sessions, conversations will be arranged by phone. Catherine will call recurring participants directly to schedule.
Event Dates and Times
Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. — Twilight Retreat
Friday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. — SJC Parish Family Concert and Sing-A-Long
Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Discover the Bible
Please use this link to join via your smartphone, tablet or computer: https://zoom.us/j/2284374635
Click the link 5-10 minutes early to allow your device to download any necessary software.
Or dial in by telephone: 1-646-876-9923
Enter the Meeting ID: 228 437 4635
When asked for a participant ID, simply press # to join
If you have not taken part in the gift of Spiritual Direction in the past and are interested, call or text 802-384-1025 to schedule a one hour session with Catherine Joanne this week.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, and hope many of you will be able to join us this week. Please share with family, neighbors, and friends who may be interested.
May God continue to bless our journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Spiritual Enrichment Committee

In 2017, Fr. Joseph Zingaro formed a Spiritual Enrichment Committee in our parish. The aim of the committee was to nurture and develop the heart of spirituality within the Catholic community of Bridesburg.
After a couple initial meetings and some time for reflection, the committee decided to dedicate one week of each month to deepening the faith of the parishioners, growing spiritually and better understanding our Catholic beliefs. They invited Catherine Joanne, who runs St. Joseph’s Dwelling Place in Ludlow, Vermont, to lead these weeks of spiritual enrichment. Catherine Joanne had visited St. John Cantius several times for Lenten and other spiritual retreats over the years, and was familiar with the parish and the parishioners with her.
She accepted the invitation to lead these weeks of spiritual enrichment, and since September of 2017, Catherine Joanne has traveled to Philadelphia every month to meet with parishioners for spiritual direction, lead a mini retreat and Bible study, and add to the 10:00 am Sunday Mass with her music ministry.
Catherine Joanne received a master’s degree from the Institute of Formative Spirituality of Duquesne University and a post master’s certification in spiritual direction and retreat ministry from Boston College. She has offered retreats and concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, and now regularly brings her spiritual services to Philadelphia.
We invite everyone, parishioners and neighbors, to come take part in our Spiritual Enrichment.
For questions or to RSVP, call the Rectory at 215-535-6667 or email David Zagorski at parishservices@stjohncantiusparish.org.

St. John Cantius’ Spiritual Enrichment Program was featured on page 9 of January 2019’s Bridesburg Bulletin. We thank Alina Whittle for the great article and for taking time to speak to Father Joe and Catherine Joanne about this ministry at our parish. We hope it hits “home” with some of our Bridesburg residents and neighbors who may be shy about rekindling their faith. We welcome you to come to one of our Masses or services here at St. John’s. They are here for you! Click the image below to read the article.