CO-KY Leadership Team

Coordinator: Judy Sharer
Newsletter: Dot Poppe
Secretary: Doreen Josephs
Treasurer: Jeannie Younger
Service Teams:  
  Annual Events Elayne Roose
  Formation Mary Otho Ballard, OP
  Introductory Workshops Mary Otho Ballard, OP
  Retreats Judy Sharer
  Team Sharon Allen, Jil Ice, Jean Johnson, SL,  Millie McElroy, Bill McGiveney

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Contemplative Outreach of Kentucky
Centering Prayer Groups

New members welcomed. Please contact facilitator for meeting place and time.

St. Monica Church
Phyllis Bowling



Christ Episcopal Church
Judy Sharer

First Presbyterian Church
Anne Swope    270-307-8687


Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Paul Kuerzi



Loretto Motherhouse
Sr. Jean Johnson, SL


Cor Unum Spiritual Center
Elayne Roose

St. Bernadette Church
Vickie Speer 502-494-4539  

Epiphany Catholic Church
Sharon Allen
Dot Poppe

Holy Trinity Church
Susie Babin

Maple Mount  

Ursuline Motherhouse
Sr. Marie Julie Fecher, OSU


St. Catharine  

Dominican Motherhouse
Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP


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Upcoming Events

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

  Dates: March 1 - 4, 2018
  Cost: $225
  Location: Knobs Haven Retreat Center
Nerinx, Ky.
    See brochure for further information.

Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop

  Location: Cor Unum Spiritual Center
1908 Tyler Lane,
Louisville, Ky. 40205
  Date: May 12, 2018
  Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Lunch provided
  Suggested donation: $25
  Scholarships available
  Contact: Elayne Roose 502-451-1738

Ongoing Saturday Morning Prayer at Cor Unum

  Date: Every Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  Includes: Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer and Scripture Study
  The Scripture Study: DVD presentation and discussion.
  Location: Cor Unum Spiritual Center
1908 Tyler Lane, Louisville, KY
  Contact: Elayne Roose 502-451-1738

Living Flame - A National Level Formation Program

This extraordinary program includes seven full-day offerings of in-depth spiritual study presented over a seven month period by commissioned presenters of various national Service Teams of Contemplative Outreach, LTD.

Designed to teach the vital conceptual background needed to support a faithful practice of Centering Prayer, the program also offers encouragement and support in a small community setting, heightens the awareness of the purification process, helps discern when psychological skills can be helpful tools and provides the opportunity to give and receive spiritual companionship.

  Location: St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Parish Center, Prospect, Ky.
  Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; on the 3rd Saturday each month
  Contact: Judy Sharer 270-765-7108 home or
Jan Carter 859-533-7497 cell
    Download Brochure & registration form


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Our History

Contemplative Outreach of Kentucky is a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Founded in 1984 through the leadership of Fr. Thomas Keating, Contemplative Outreach is a worldwide spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel through the practice of daily Centering Prayer.

In 1993, Ruth Dundon, a Centering Prayer group facilitator, relocated to Kentucky and was searching for a small faith community. Through Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, Ruth connected with others who earlier had attended a Centering Prayer workshop lead by Gail and Fr. Carl Arico in Louisville. A new Centering Prayer group was formed and later, the same year, CO-KY.

CO-KY offers support to members through local centering prayer groups, Lectio Divina, eNewletters, Days of Prayer and Fall Enrichment Programs. Resources, books and tapes related to Centering Prayer are available at Cor Unum Spiritual Center in Louisville. CO-KY also offers periodic Introductory workshops, Centering Prayer retreats and formation programs.

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