Directory of Central Florida Centering Prayer Groups

Centering Prayer groups meet regularly at various locations throughout Florida. After the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop, participants are encouraged to continue to meet weekly. Centering Prayer groups support growth in this prayer practice. A typical weekly meeting consists of the Centering Prayer experience, group education activities and sharing.  Our groups are composed of people from diverse backgrounds and denominations who come together seeking God.

Because of the virus pandemic, prayer groups have moved to meeting by Zoom.   Here is the link to the national  site offering  Zoom prayer groups  each day.

https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/online-meditation-chapel/

PRAYER GROUPS BY CITY

If you are planning to attend one of the prayer groups you should check with the contact person beforehand because of widespread closing of churches beginning in   March and April  2020.

Altamonte Springs, FL, Monday • 6:30pm, St. Mary Magdalen Parish Office, Contact: Marie Martin, hmartin240@msn.com, 407-774-1133

Altamonte/Longwood, FL, Monday 10:00am & 7:00pm, Basha’s Home, 182 Olive Tree Circle, Altamonte Springs, Contact: Basha Perez, 407-869-0781  10:00 group praying in their own homes on 3-16-20 due to virus

Apopka, FL, Thursday 9am,  Palm Island MHP,  Apopka, Fl.   Contact: Elmer Seifert, 407-538-4369 eseifert3@cfl.rr.com -0r- eseifert3@gmail.com

Clermont, FL, Friday • 9:20am, Blessed Sacrament Church, Contacts: Veronique Sallin, Veronique.Sallin@cherrylake.com, 352-267-2851, Dorothy Salisbury, jds1963fl@aol.com, 352-243-8427  We made a change of schedule for our online meeting, now Tuesdays 2-3:15pm. Meeting by Zoom.  Contact Veronique.

Clermont, Fl, 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s—6:30pm • St Matthias Church, Contact Denise Montgomery dmm287@msn.com, (813) 767-0588

Cocoa Beach, FL, Wednesday – 6:00pm, Wednesday, Our Savior’s Catholic Church, Contact: Fr. Jim Murphy, jfmurphy269@yahoo.com, 321 799 8383

Daytona Beach, FL, Tuesday – 5:30pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, (in chapel), Contact: Audrey Lewis, audreymarie14@gmail.com, 386-236-9147

DeBary, FL, Wednesday – 9:00am, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Contact: Pam Gregg centertolove@gmail.com 386-218-0337

DeLand, FL, First and Third Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:15, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Contact:  Jesse Fox, jfox2@stetson.edu,   386-822-7173.

Flagler Beach, FL, Tuesday – 10:00am, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Contact: Susan McBride, gottawrite@earthlink.net, 386-956-9012. We join in the Spirit in prayer at 10:00 AM individually and then we log into Zoom at 10:30 for our Sacred Sharing and Enrichment time.

Fort Pierce, FL,  Wednesdays, 4pm, No summer meetings, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church & Academy (in chapel) 210 S Indian River Dr. 39540.   Contact the parish administrator Bonnie at parishadministrator@mystandrews.org,

Indialantic, FL, Monday • 7:00pm, Holy Name of Jesus, Contact: Maddy Cote, maddycknits@gmail.com, 321-773-6018

Indialantic, FL, Monday • 9:15am, Holy Name of Jesus, Contact: Rosemary VanPelt, rosmarvp@bellsouth.net, 321-725-2669

Lady Lake, FL, Tuesday – 9:00am, St. George Episcopal Church, Contact: Father John Kelly, fatherjohn@stgeorge-episcopal.net, 352-750-1010

Melbourne Fl, Tuesday 11 am, Hope Episcopal Church, Contact: Carol Kaier, carick1218@gmail.com
Hope Episcopal is doing Centering Prayer by  ZOOM every Tuesday @ 9 AM Deacon Christine Croskey is Zoom facilitator

Melbourne, FL, Tuesday • 7:00pm, Ascension Catholic Church, Contact: Pamela Lackie, pamco@cfl.rr.com, 321-259-2431

Merritt Island, FL, Thursday 1:00pm & 7:00pm, Divine Mercy Church, Contact: Tony Ippolito, babyd@digital.net SUSPENDED BY VIRUS

Mount Dora, FL, Wed • 9:40am, St. Patrick Church, Contact:Liz Lefevre, gamalizzie@gmail.com, 407-756-5001  Meeting by Zoom.

New Smyrna Beach, FL, Thursday • 9:00am, St. Peter the Fisherman, Contact: Anne Zimmerman, annensb@cfl.rr.com, 386-689-7689

New Smyrna Beach, FL, Tuesday – 6:30pm, Sacred Heart Church, (Knights Hall), Contacts: Jeana Moore, jmorcub12@yahoo.com, 386-478-6002, Irene Babineau, ibabineau@cfl.rr.com, 386-402-4630

Ocala, FL , Monday – 5:30pm, Christ the King Anglican Church, Contact: Nolan “Gus” Galloway, gus@gusgalloway.com, 352-572-9107

Orlando, FL Tuesday – 10:00am, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S Apopka-Vineland Rd. Contact: Joanie Mills, jmills17@cfl.rr.com, 407-748-1166

Orlando, FL Tuesday – 7:00pm, St Andrew Catholic Church, Contact: Diane Gallagher, dgallagher@standrew-orlando.org. 407-293-0730. 

Port Orange, FL, Wednesday • 9:15am, Church of the Epiphany, Contact: Kathy Kotas, kathyopen3@gmail.com, 386-316-9035. Since May 6 the group has been  praying at home at 9:30 and meeting for Zoom sacred sharing at 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays.

Rockledge, FL  Tuesdays at 9:30 am.   Contact Beth Murphy, bamurphy101@gmail.com, 321-986-7193. Meeting by Zoom

Rockledge, FL, Thursday • 5:00pm, St. Mary’s Church, Contacts: Carol Buck, 1cbcocoa@cfl.rr.com, 321.638.0598 and Diane Bradley(co-facilitator) 321.636.4072 St Mary’s, Rockledge, Dianne Bradley reports they are currently praying at the same time with discussion by text or email. Not meeting in person.

The Villages, FL Saturday – 9 am, Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162, Current contact: Cheryl McLeod Heller 352-421-1492, cmcleod44@aol.com or Sept-May Pastor John Luomo 352-750-2321 jklouma@aol.com.

Titusville/Mims/Port St. John: Friday, 11:00 am, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Contact: Susan Arneson, 321-243-7463, nasus7016@gmail.com, Meeting by group conference phone call.

Viera, FL, Friday • 2:00pm, St. John the Evangelist, Contact: Mary Helen McCay, mmccay@fit.edu, 321-499-3424

Winter Park, FL, Monday – 7:30am and Wednesday – 6:00pm, All Saints Episcopal Church (in chapel), Contact: Nestor de Armas, nestordearmas@msn.com, 407-415-7161

Winter Park, FL, Thursday • 10:15am, St. Margaret Mary, Contact: Betty Cheney, bmcheney@att.net ,  407-230-5440.

SPANISH GROUPS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Altamonte Springs, FL, Tuesday • 10:00am, Annunciation, Contact: Ilse Reissner, ireissner2016@gmail.com, 407-767-8271

Altamonte Springs, FL, Friday • 10:00am, St. Mary Magdalen Main Office, Contacts: Virginia Hernandez, vickeyvalher7@aol.com, 407-590-9945; Ilse Reissner, ireissner@juno.com, 407­ 767-8271

Orlando, FL, 2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00am, Good Shepherd School Library, Contact: Carmen Delorbe, 407-277-3463

Orlando, FL 32819, Monday – 6:00pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S Apopka-Vineland Road, Contact: Paulina Nichols, paulina59@yahoo.com, 407-902-7271 and Rosana Villarreal rosanavillarreal@yahoo.com, 407-227-3840

SPANISH GROUPS

During this pandemic times all the Spanish groups meet virtually (on zoom or WhatsApp) every week except the Good Shepherd’s.

Altamonte Springs, FL, Tuesday • 10:00am, Annunciation, Contacts: Ilse Reissner, ireissner2016@gmail.com, 407-767-8271  Margarete Shephard, mshephard12@gmail.com, 407-595-3907, Rosana Villarreal, Rosanavillarreal@yahoo.com, 407-227-3840. Have Meetings on Zoom

Altamonte Springs, FL, Thursday • 10:00am, Annunciation, Contact: Margarete Shepherd, mshephard12@gmail.com, 407-595-3907 Do not have zoom meetings. They share through WhatsApp.

Altamonte Springs, FL, Friday • 10:00am, St. Mary Magdalen Main Office, Contact: Virginia Hernandez, vickeyvalher7@aol.com, 407-754-4047; Do not have zoom meetings. They share through WhatsApp.

Orlando, FL, 2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00am, Good Shepherd School Library, Contact: Dora Kyle, Dorisav@aol.com, 407-658-7552. Do not meet at all during this pandemic times.

Orlando, FL 32819, Tuesday  – 6:00pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S Apopka-Vineland Road, Contact: Paulina Nichols, paulina59@yahoo.com, 407-902-7271 and Rosana Villarreal rosanavillarreal@yahoo.com, 407-227-3840.     Have Meetings on Skype.