Cape Ann Arts Alive Day Camp: August 21-25 | Cape Ann Community

Curious about the Joan of Arc statue on Washington Street? Explore the mysteries of her story through music, movement, and drama. Arts educators from five area churches collaborate for a memorable …

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August-Day of Prayer/Workshop Events in Ipswich


Cost: $35 – Deposit: $10
(non-refundable and non-transferable)

August 12, 2017

a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Lynne Clarkin, AND (Associate of Notre Dame)

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning center or circle. It dates back to ancient times and has resonated throughout many traditions and cultures. This is a day to experience the process of creating visible prayer, your own prayer! We will begin with quiet prayer, allowing our being to enter into a place, neither here nor there. We will look at “a circle” drawn on paper helping us to focus and using the simple materials provided, such as colored pencils or pens or markers, you will begin! The way you arrange your space and the colors you choose will be your own. You are invited to pour out the mystery that is within – letting it flow and letting the unconscious speak! Ample time and a prayerful setting will add to your experiencing the process and we will be there to assist and to help you open the meaning of your own mandala, your visible prayer. There is a wonder in creation unfolding! A new way of birthing form into light! This is about process.

August 12, 2017

a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Includes lunch

Guide: Pat Curran , SNDdeN

Christian and Zen perspectives blend in this reflective day on the Ground of our Being. It will be a day when “all living things of the Earth open their eyes wide and look me in the eye.” (Fredrick Frank) and you return the gaze. Just bring a pad of paper and pencil for contemplating and drawing. No art ability is necessary to walk this sacred path.

October 21, 2017

a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Nancy Sheridan, SUSV

Ignatian discernment within a parish setting offers us the opportunity to approach decision making from another perspective. Let’s acquaint ourselves with how this gift to the Church might enhance the life of our parishes.

Friday Night Outdoor Concerts in Gloucester


Nine Friday nights.

Nine great outdoor concerts benefiting local non-profits.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle St, Gloucester, from July 7 to September 8, 2017. The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring folding chairs or blankets. There will be food vendors at every concert. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the Meetinghouse. The public is invited to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert (bring cash/check). Parking available next door at St John’s Church.

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Free Fun Friday – June 30 at Maritime Gloucester

We are excited to be among the 85 organizations across Massachusetts participating in this year’s Free Fun Fridays. Thanks to our partnership with the Highland Street Foundation admission to Maritime Gloucester will be free on Friday, June 30.

We’ll have unique hands-on programs throughout the day. Our partner, Schooner Ardelle will be offering one-hour sails at a special rate.

Happy Father’s Day from Maritime Gloucester!

Cape Ann Community

wolffish sparkThis Sunday in honor of Father’s Day, dads and grand-dads will enjoy 1/2 price admission from 10-1 when accompanied with their kids. Visit our Sea Pocket Aquarium and look for the Atlantic Wolffish. Male wolffish keep watch and protect their nests for up to four months until the eggs hatch. Happy Father’s Day!  For more information on our hours and programs, please visit

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National Day of Prayer, May 4, 2017

                                                  National Day of Prayer

Today, May 4, is the National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May.

The theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”.

Designated by the United States Congress, people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”  Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day, with historical origins going back to a mandate by President George Washington.
First Call of Prayer in 1775
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.