Our Programs

Thank you for your ongoing support for Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre and your participation in our upcoming retreats and workshops, where we are invited to “Nourish Our Minds and Nurture Our Spirits!”

COVID UPDATE & WE ARE A SCENT-FREE, PINEAPPLE-FREE FACILITY

Current COVID-19 Guidance: Masks are encouraged for all our indoor common spaces but are not required. Physical distancing and hand sanitizing remain considerations. Monitor your personal health – if you feel ill, please stay home. We are encouraged that our guests and visitors have completed COVID-19 vaccinations. All our staff are fully COVID vaccinated.

We are a scent-free and pineapple-free facility, due to severe allergies.  

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

Programming offerings and all information can be found below. We invite you to register and provide payment by clicking on the green ‘Register’ button following every listing. Please contact our Programming Director, Sarah Donnelly, if you have further questions or if you require other information or assistance in registering for our programs: Sarah by phone: 306-242-1916 x 226 or  Email

Toward the end of this page you will find a section called “Partners and Friends” – a space where we can list links to the upcoming programs and events of organizations or individuals who have chosen to offer their events at Queen’s House in the past/today because they value the sacred space that our retreat centre offers. Please scroll below to learn more about their upcoming events.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS:


CENTERING PRAYER
In-person or on Zoom
Monday Evenings, 7:00 p.m. CST
Gatherings led by Ana Gheyssen and Dave Henderson, with elder wisdom support from Fr. Paul Fachet OMI
There is no fee for these gatherings. Donations to support the ministry of the retreat centre can be made below. 
Please register prior to each gathering – this is especially important for those planning on coming to the retreat centre

Brochure          My donation to Queen’s House                  Register         
The meaning and practice of Centering Prayer       


MOVING FORWARD: HELPFUL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE
Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 9, 16 & 23
Three workshops at Queen’s House
$50/workshop or attend the series for $120

Facilitators: 
Charmaine Panko – The Legal Side of Separation and Divorce – Feb. 9
Jae Morgans – Money Matters: Money and Conflict – Feb. 16
Tim Nickel – Taming the Fight So You Can Be the Parent You Want to Be – Feb. 23

Brochure – All Information       Register here by February 8 to attend all 3 workshops for $120
Register here by February 8 – Understanding the Law    Register here by February 15 – Exploring Money Matters 
Register here by February 23 – Addressing Family Conflict  


THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: A ST. VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AND WORKSHOP
Tuesday February 14, 5:30 p.m. – supper; 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – workshop
Offered at Queen’s House
Facilitator: Sarah Donnelly
Limited to 12 couple/pairs

Brochure – All Information       Register here by February 13   


AN INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY
Friday afternoons,
February 17 & 24, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Lois Siemens

Brochure – All Information       Register here by February 15 

 

 

 


T’AI CHI CHIH
Saturday February 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Donna Aldous

Brochure – All Information       Register here by February 23  


BEREAVED CAREGIVERS: LIVING THROUGH LOSS
Six Wednesday afternoons, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
March 1 – April 5
Facilitator: Brenda Gibbs

Brochure – All Information       Register here by February 27 


EXPLORING OUR DREAMS
Five Wednesday mornings: March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST
Offered on Zoom
Facilitator: James Schmeiser PhD

Brochure – All Information       Registration open to 4 participants only 

 

ALL WILL BE WELL: JULIAN OF NORWICH AND LIVING THROUGH A PANDEMIC
Four Thursday afternoons: March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
A retreat series offered at Queen’s House
Facilitator: Sr. Judy Schachtel, SMS

Brochure – All Information       Registration here by March 1 


SOUL MUSIC: A RETREAT OF MUSIC MAKING AND LISTENING
FOR EVERY SOUL
Saturday March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Stephanie Tillman
Group discounts available – see brochure for details!

Brochure – All Information       Registration here by March 1 


SPIRITUAL CARE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
A workshop offered at Queen’s House and on Zoom
Saturday March 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
Facilitator: Cindy Lewans

In-Person Registration – by March 6            Zoom Registration – by March 6 
Brochure – All Information 


TRANSITIONS: YOUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS
Thursday March 30, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday April 2, lunch
 
Offered at Queen’s House – limited to 6-9 participants
Facilitator: Sarah Donnelly. To register, please contact Sarah directly – contact information in the brochure below.

Transitions Grief Retreat Brochure – All Information 

A SPRINGTIME SILENT RETREAT
Create Your Own Retreat – Come for One or Several Days
Retreat availability: Monday April 10, 4:00 p.m. to Sunday April 16, 2:00 p.m.
Upon receiving your $50 deposit, the Program Director will contact you to arrange the details for your retreat at Queen’s House

Brochure – All Information       $50 Deposit 


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS WILL BE POSTED ON A REGULAR BASIS – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!


ONGOING PROGRAMS:

REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING: HOW JESUS’ EXPERIENCE AND OUR STORIES REVEAL A NEW VISION OF COMPASSIONATE CARE
Six Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
A bi-weekly series offered on Zoom
January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 4
Facilitator: Ana Gheyssen

Brochure – All Information              


GROWING IN WISDOM – LINKS FOR THIRD INTENSIVE
Digital Assets Brochure                 Green Burials Brochure


PARTNERS AND FRIENDS – UPCOMING PROGRAMS

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BROTHERS’ KEEPERS GATHERING
Second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 am. We continue to gather for sharing and fellowship in alignment with the guidelines and restrictions that are keeping us as safe as possible (masks, sanitizing, distancing). Contact Brendan Bitz for more info:
306-242-1916 x225 or  Email

Donations to Queen’s House most welcome:                Donate


Madeline Oliver
Pastoral Counselling, with a focus on
Marital Conflict / Separation and Divorce

Sometimes you simply need a safe place to talk.

I provide a listening ear, non-judgmental feedback, and an openness to talk about your relationship with God.

Olive Branch Ministry is supported by the Oblates, and their office is located in Queen’s House 

Fees
Free consultation;
$85.00 session. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. 
Contact: Madeline Oliver 306-361-9318 or email: pmolivebranch@gmail.com
Website – Olive Branch Ministry