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 Idaho Pastoral Musicians Retreat & Workshop
“Come, Fill Your Cup”

Thursday June 15, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2017

One & one/half days of reflection, prayer, music, and training for Catholic Parish and School Music Ministers, Directors, and Liturgical Music Planners sponsored by Idaho Pastoral Musicians and the Diocese of Boise.

Nazareth Retreat Center
4450 N. Five Mile Rd. Boise, Id. 83713
(Overnight accommodations and continental breakfast available at unbelievable rates at Nazareth Retreat Center)
Call 208-375-2932 for reservations

Guest Speakers, Trainers, and Facilitators include:

John Flaherty
see bio at OCP
Or in Flyer below
Mary Hersley-Kaineg
(Retired Idaho and Oregon
Parish Music and Liturgy Director)

Special sessions with local Music Education and Music Ministry Professionals
Come share with other music ministers to reflect on your ministry, pray, sing, play, be inspired, and learn! Information on break-out sessions will be at the Nazareth web site.

Cost: $20
(Cost will include retreat fees, snacks, and lunch on Friday)

There will be music materials on sale so bring cash or check.

Register on line at
Or, print a hard copy registration form and mail in!

Space is limited, so register early!!! You won’t be disappointed!!!

John's Bio

Mary's Bio



Be still and know that I am God

From Friday 5:30pm July 21  to Sunday Noon July 23, 2017

Fr. Jeffery “Skip” Thompson, MSA (Missionaries of the Holy Apostles)

 Father Skip is a baby Boomer with 3 beautiful children. A revert to the Catholic faith after a lifetime of struggles and wandering.

30 years in California State government as a Lobbyist and consultant to Prison Officers, Crime Victims and State Chaplains.

He was a late vocation to the priesthood, Ordained in 2015 on the feast of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul for the Monterey Diocese , California.

Currently: Dean of Men at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell CT.
Vocation Director for Missionaries of the Holy Apostles
Priest Chaplain for the Apostolate of the Sea, serving passengers and crew at sea.
Author: “The Holy Land Chronicle”, a photo-reflection essay of Biblical sites
in Israel, 2016 (available for purchase)

This retreat has been developed, and planned by 3 former Mount Angel Seminary attendees from the 1960s: Johnny Serpa, Randy Williams and Mike Nourse who continue to love their faith and hope and pray that through this weekend of silence and reflection, you will once again renew the spirit of your faith and become active in the “New Emangelization” that our Lord is calling us to do.

The Holy Spirit will lift you up and give you courage to defend and protect the Catholic Faith given to us by Jesus Christ. Please consider attending this life changing encounter with God the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit through prayer, worship, song and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Reconciliation.

A complete schedule including time designations will be presented to each retreatant at registration.

Magnum Silentium or “Great Silence” will be observed throughout the Retreat

CONTACT:  Randy Williams:  208- 602-5667 if you have any questions.

COST : $115.00  (includes meals - no lodging)  
             $195.00  ( includes meals and lodging)

We REALLY encourage you to stay at Nazareth for the retreat. Yes, it is a bit more money, but staying will allow you to enter into the spirit of silence for the whole weekend instead of being broken up "by the world."

Registration Form (word format) or
Registration Form (pdf format)
for more information on pricing or call 375-2932 or e-mail

Letter of Recommendation by Bishop Peter

Silent Retreat Flyer




General Retreats

For information or registration contact us

Personal Day Retreat – No meals or private room provided. This is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a few hours (or a day) and spend time in our chapel, our reading lounge, and/or our lovely grounds. Coffee and tea provided.  No charge. However, you must call or e-mail to schedule. 

Private Overnight Retreat with a private room would require a letter of request and a letter of support from your pastor or professional caregiver.  Call or e-mail for more information.

Group Retreats, Workshops and Seminars - Call or e-mail for more information.

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