Centering Prayer
LOCAL CENTERING PRAYER SUPPORT GROUPS IN TAMPA BAY

Clearwater/Largo/Palm Harbor

1.  Resurrection Lutheran Church, Palm Harbor,   Monday 7:00 p.m.
Tom Smith, Facilitator 727-789-2581  
tas10000@aol.com

2.  Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, Monday 7:00 p.m.
Donna Day, Facilitator 727-442-8837
donday@daysfurniture.com

3.  St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Mary Sweeney, Facilitator 727-546-0500
gsweene1@tampabay.rr.com        

St. Petersburg/Seminole

1.  St. Anthony’s Hospital Chapel, St. Petersburg, Tuesday 4:00 p.m.
Marge Rafftery, Facilitator 727-345-7908
margerafftery@tampabay.rr.com

2.  St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Seminole, Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Mary Sweeney, Facilitator 727-546-0500
gsweene1@tampabay.rr.com

Tampa

1.  Residence of Camille Caldwell, Facilitator, Monday 7:00 p.m.
North Tampa near USF (please e-mail for directions)
813-810-5792
camille@tampabay.rr.com

2.  St Mary's Episcopal Church, Monday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Polly Nelson, Facilitator 813-805-2219
pollys35@gmail.com

Lakeland

1.  Residence of  Judy Kahler, Facilitator, Thursday 6:30 p.m., followed by Con. Mass
863-221-8556 Lake Wales
vineyardpress@msn.com

2.   All Saints Episcopal Church , Monday 7:00 p.m.
Anna Cotton, Facilitator 863-644-4828

3.  
St. David’s Episcopal Church , Thursday 6:00 p.m.
John and Pete McArthur, Facilitators 863-682-2578

Sarasota/Bradenton/Palmetto

1.  St. Thomas More Church, Sarasota, Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Ed Savoy, Facilitator 941-923-5706

2.   
Ss Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton, Thurs 2:30-4:00 pm
Janet Gallagher, Facilitator 941-567-7159
janet_gallagher@verizon.net

3.  Epiphany Cathedral, Venice Island, Monday 10:15 a.m. in the Upper Room
Mary Murphy, Facilitator 941-486-5212
marykaystaudohar@msn.com

Citrus County

1.  Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church , Wednesday 9:00 a.m. new group
Marge Henry, Facilitator 352-746-3677,   Thursday 9:00 a.m. advanced group
doulamarge@tampabay.rr.com                             
                                                
Centering Prayer Groups
After the Introduction to Centering Prayer, participants usually wish to continue to meet weekly. We recommend the formation of a
Centering Prayer Group to support one's growth in this prayer practice. A Centering Prayer Group typically meets weekly. A typical
meeting consists of, a 20 minute period of Centering Prayer; ongoing education in the conceptual background to Centering Prayer
and the Christian contemplative heritage; and  an experience-based sharing on the prayer experience and its effects in daily life.
Some groups may also practice Lectio Divina.   A Centering Prayer Group generally remains open to new members as participants
often bring interested friends. If the Group has a trained Facilitator, the newcomers can be taught the Method of Centering Prayer,
one-on-one, encouraging the newcomer to attend the next full Introduction to Centering Prayer.
Support Groups
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