What does the Southern Tier, New York Chapter of Contemplative Outreach offer to our community?


The Southern Tier, New York Chapter of Contemplative Outreach offers many opportunities to deepen one’s relationship with God and support the process of one’s transformation in Christ. Attending a retreat, workshop, enrichment program, or participating in a prayer group can all help establish a new practice and deepen an established practice of various Christian spiritual disciplines, like prayer, Scripture mediation, silence and solitude, spiritual reading of Scripture, journaling, and Bible Study.

Event Calendar

Heartfulness March – June 2016

We continue to meet for a time of Silence, Support and Prayer at Mount Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York.  We have been meeting as part of Contemplative Outreach of the Southern Tier for the past ten years.

The schedule:

8:30 am
We begin with silent prayer in the crypt of the monastery

9:00 am
Liturgy with the monks of Mt. Saviour

9:45 am
After mass we gather in St. Peter’s Conference Room

This time we do a Lectio and support each other in our prayer of silence.



Each year we are studying the work of Richard Rohr.  “What the Mystics Know”

  • March 12 Celebration of Paradox
  • April 23 Practicing Heaven Now
  • May 14 Discover the Truth: You must become the truth
  • June 11: When you are transformed others will be transformed through you.


12:00 Summary and Closing Prayer.



All are welcome whether interested in Centering Prayer, Meditation, Soul Friending or curious about the Spiritual Journey.  It is a morning of prayer and awareness of the presence and action of God.



Retreat: The Practice of Centering Prayer

Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of the Southern Tier

Friday, March 18 (7 pm) – Sunday, March 20
(10 am)

Led by George Welch ....more info



Icon Workshop

March 28-April 1, 2016

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Rite Catholic Church

Iconographer: Peter Pearson, Author of “A Brush with God” .... more info


Deacon George Welch, Chaplain, at St. Joseph’s Hospital

607-733-6541 ext. 425

Email: gwelch@tqcp.com