Covid19 update: Information on Re-opening Plans

Dear Friends of Providence Renewal Centre,

As re-opening plans unfold within the community and here at our Centre, we are faced with the same challenges as every other business, faith community, and gathering place, with one additional concern: how do we welcome you into our space safely while also keeping the Sisters who also live in our Complex safe, especially the more vulnerable Sisters?

Therefore, we are following the health and safety measures from Alberta Health Services to ensure the safety of our clients and employees. These measures include:

· Physical distancing is in place.

· Face masks are now mandatory in all indoor public places, including our lobby and halls, etc. No eating or drinking is allowed in these areas.

· We have limited the capacity of our conference rooms to no more than 50%.

· Enhanced cleaning protocols, including regular disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch areas.

· Providing hand sanitizer and encouraging guest use of it.

· Guests are not allowed to share bedrooms unless they are from the same family or cohort.

We are NOT able to offer food service in our cafeteria at all.

We ask you to be mindful that we are working with a reduced staff, which brings with it challenges as we try to meet the needs of our clients while maintaining appropriate protocols. We ask for your patience and understanding.

Although these measures are somewhat restrictive, this is still a wonderful time to come to our Centre to hold your meeting in our comfortable conference rooms, to host a retreat in a facility that is “away from it all” but still in a major urban centre, or to take advantage of our quiet space to refresh yourself and replenish your spirit.

Take care and stay safe!

August 06, Outdoor Labyrinth Accessibility update

We are delighted that the outdoor labyrinth at PRC is now open to the public. Our pandemic guidelines request that you:

  • Allow only one person at a time on the labyrinth (unless you are from the same cohort)
  • Have a mask available in case you encounter others
  • Help keep our grounds tidy: don’t leave anything behind
  • Park at the end of the PRC Visitor Parking closest to the labyrinth
  • Please email [email protected] an approximate time/day you intend to be here, to help us keep required records. No need to wait for a response.
  • After walking the labyrinth, we ask that you leave promptly as the Centre is only open at 50% capacity.  Thank you.  

In recent months we’ve been challenged to re-imagine our “quiet space” ministry.

Perhaps the Spirit is nudging us to support you as you awaken to the quiet or not-so-quiet spaces of your own life,  and to see them as sacred, God-infused.

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Sunday, Nov 29, 2020:  Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7,17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

Wait and wonder:

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  • Recall a time you felt you were shaped by circumstance. Where were God’s hands? Sit with the felling/memory … what do you notice?
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  • Which of the symbols in the Gospel parable resonates with you? Take time to allow scripture to settle in you and awaken you to that which you need be ‘aware of’ or ‘alert to’.

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Join us on Zoom weekly to break open and reflect on “The Second Half of Life” by Angeles Arrien, a book which John O’Donohue describes as “a luminous book for dark times.” In this wise, unique guide for those moving through mid-life and beyond, we are taken through a reflection

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THROUGH MARY’S EYES Rooney-Punyi Theatre (Via Zoom) : Event # 14003

Enter into Advent in a special way by joining in on Zoom for a powerful and prayerful presentation of live music, reader’s theatre, and a PowerPoint presentation of beautiful art exploring moments in the life of Mary.

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