Past Events

June 2018:

A Day with the Carmelites: Come and Pray

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Optional Mass at 8:00 a.m. in the Church.
(Check-in begins at 8:30 and presentation begins at 9 a.m.)
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Old Hall
505 W. Granger Ave. Modesto, CA 95350

This mini-retreat includes teaching and practice of prayer (focusing on Lectio Divina), and fellowship.

Lunch is provided.
(Lunch will be a croissant sandwich, chips, and fruit cup.)

Guest speaker: Fr. Matthew Williams, O.C.D.
Fr. Matthew Williams, O.C.D., is a Discalced Carmelite priest who was born in Sacramento, CA, and grew up in San Diego, CA.  He entered the Carmelites in 1982 and studied for the priesthood at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, CA. Ordained to the Priesthood in 1990, Fr. Matthew’s priestly ministry has included being a retreat director, pastor, Superior, and holding several administrative positions. Fr. Matthew is currently at the Oakville House of Prayer.

Free will offering at the event.

Sponsored by the Modesto Community of Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

Must be over 15 years of age to attend. No childcare available.

Pre-registration required by June 10th, 2018 either online OR by mail. To register online use the form below:

(The event was in 2018.)

OR to register by mail download the flyer (click here) and mail in the registration slip by June 10, 2018.

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“Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila