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Retreat center to host “Journey to Christmas” Day of Prayer


Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will host an Advent of Prayer entitled, “Journey to Christmas” led by the Rev. David Kuttner on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The day will focus on preparing for Christmas and the new liturgical year with a peaceful, gentle day, taking time to contemplate Christ’s Incarnation and the human journey to Bethlehem, according to a press release.

Kuttner is the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Tekoa and St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Oakesdale.  He also serves as priest in residence and as a spiritual director at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane.

The Day of Prayer will begin with a Rosary at 9:00 a.m. and will include two conferences, lunch, the sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass. The Day of Prayer will close with Adoration. Cost is $35 per person includes lunch, (or $45 which also includes use of a private room for the day).  Register in advance by calling (509) 448-1224 or online at www.ihrc.net

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