Upcoming Events/Programs

A PLACE AT THE TABLE May 17, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 637 Cambridge St., Brighton
Join us for the 8th Anniversary of The Women’s Table, and help us raise funds to continue supporting women through advocacy,  meaningful connections, and unique programs. Mary Rita Weschler, CSJA, Director 617-746-2056 – maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org.  For more information and sponsorship information click here.

Aging in Grace Retreat
The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph is sponsoring a day-long retreat designed for women 35-85+ years. Aging in Grace will consider aging as a gift. We will deepen our knowledge and acceptance of self and God or a Higher Power in a reflective and freeing way. If you are in transition, mid-life, facing retirement or just desirous of growth, this retreat is for you!
Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the option to stay overnight on Friday, March 24th.
Location: Mount Carmel Villa, Nahant, MA
Cost: $25.00 for the day; $40.00 overnight.
To register, please call Mary Rita Weschler at: 617-746-2056 or email: maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org,  or download a registration for here.
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 THE MULTICULTURAL CIRCLE FOR WOMEN weaves the lives of women from Guatemala, China, The Philippines, Uganda and beyond. This Circle meets once a month and provides an opportunity for women from other cultures to share their experiences with one another. The Multicultural Circle for Women meets once a month on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This year’s first meeting is Sept. 9, 2016 – Other dates include: Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, 2017, Feb. 10, March 10, April 7, April 12 and June 9th. Newcomers are welcome!

This group has been meeting for more than five years now, and one member, Susan, described it this way: “In my hectic pace of life, the Circle has been an oasis—and to borrow something from my daughter’s vocabulary, my Sisters’ Club! At the Circle, we are free to release what’s in our hearts, have a good cry, share a hearty laugh and be comforted. All who are listening are supportive and walking with us through this journey called Life. Thank God for the Women’s Circle!”

GATHERING CIRCLE FOR MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS offers support for mothers of children with special needs and has been meeting for two years. Mothers from greater Boston and beyond meet once a month to share their experiences, listen compassionately, and offer suggestions of mutual support to one another. Each circle meets from 10:15 a.m.- 11:45 p.m. This year’s first session is Monday, Sept. 19, 2016–Other dates include: Oct. 31,  Nov. 21,  Dec. 12,  Jan. 23, 2017,  Feb. 13,  March 13,
April 10,  May 22 and June 12th.

Kay Pranis, author of Peacemaking Circles, underscores the value of Circles for participants, “Circles are places for being heard—for expressing what’s on our minds and hearts and having others receive it deeply. Telling our stories in the safe space of Circles opens windows on each other’s lives, giving us moments when we can witness the path another has walked as well as feel that others appreciate our own path.” One participant describes it this way, “The Circle is a refuge from my busy world, my busy life. To sit and be with peers whose experiences are similar is comforting.”