August 22, 2016
Amarillo—Two new activities are slated to begin in September at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center at 2100 North Spring.
The first is
Fall Fireside Chats, which will be inaugurated on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and continue on Tuesdays through Nov. 22 at 9:00am
“Fall brings cooler temperatures and changing colors in our courtyard,” said BDRC executive director Linda Astuto. “Beginning Sept. 6, we will be open every Tuesday through Thanksgiving for people to come and enjoy our Gallery and sit by the fireplace with some warm beverages and enjoy our
Fireside Chats. It is our hope that various women’s groups, circles and altar guilds will take advantage of the beauty that surrounds the retreat center and share time of fellowship at the Center.
“The hospitality suite will be open from 9:00am to noon for anyone who would like to come. You can come as an individual or as a group. And for those who would like to stay a little longer, our contemplative prayer group continues to meet each Tuesday from noon to 1:00pm in the Contemplation Chapel.”
Another activity being initiated at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center is
First Wednesdays, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
“On the First Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, we offer an opportunity to gather and learn about topics relative to our community,” Astuto said. “
First Wednesdays are a casual BYOB event, featuring a guest speaker from the community. It is a great opportunity to grab a bottle of wine, a couple of friends and come out to the Retreat Center to learn and to experience the peaceful atmosphere found at the Center.”
Guest speaker for the initial First Wednesday is Ron Lee, who will give a talk on
The Dark Night of the Soul. Kelly Frick will be the guest speaker on Oct. 5, presenting a talk in
Raising a Saint: Teaching Our Kids About the Beauty of Our Human Sexuality.
A love offering will be accepted during the First Wednesdays activities. For additional information, please call Astuto at the BDRC, 383-1811.