Services and activities
As mentioned above, the doors of the Bethel Center are open again for sessions of prayer, retreat, discernment, and silent contemplation.
The logistics have remained the same, and it is still possible to go there for a lone pilgrimage or in a small group.
If you’re organizing a one-day reunion, we have a large room you can use, with the possibility of arrangements for meals and snacks.
For longer stays such as, e.g. retreats, there are eight available rooms with possibilities for meals; arrangements for special needs during your stay can also be made.
Every Monday at 4 PM, you can join the community and the regulars of the house for a Eucharistic celebration presided by the Marist Fathers of Buckingham.
Thursdays, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, an adoration, where all the intentions of the diocese and the families are brought forward.
The team has occupations in the neighbouring English- and French-language parishes, but you will always find someone at the house for personal exchanges, prayers in the chapel, or simply support.
(N.B.: Another person in our religious family, Sister Françoise Daignault, Canadian but with international experience in our contemplative groups, will join the team next November. She’ll be a precious gift, if ever we need someone to hold personal spiritual accompaniment sessions.
Welcome to Bethel, where you already feel at home!
A day of Recollection
A day of recollection was held at Bethel on the 7th September, 2016 from 9.00am to 19.00 pm for the French speaking people. The theme -“The mercy of God” was chosen in order to mark the year of mercy. It was animated by Sr. Violette Bouffard, SFB. The people were deeply touched and moved by the practical sharing of Sr. Violette about the unconditional tender love of the Father based on the Gospels specially St. Luke.
The Bethel Center sees itself as a Diocesan service, and thus receives no subsidies whatsoever. It lives on donations, coming mostly from people who use its services. It’s thanks to these donations that the Bethel Center has been able to continue its mission since 1975.