Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community Invites You to Its

Annual Spirituality Day in Memory of Mary Ann Schoettly, RCWP

Welcoming All That Is

Presented by Jan Novotka

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Walter Lynch Senior Center, Bldg. 40, Knoll Heights Village, Sparta, NJ 07871

Embracing the whole of ourselves and the whole of reality is the focus of this retreat. Letting go, accepting what is, allowing for healing, and investigating oneself in utter honesty is the way forward. Such inner work is the work of a lifetime and coming together for this retreat is a way to companion and support one another as we journey.

About Jan Novotka

Helping others recognize and connect to the Divine is where Jan’s giftedness lies. In addition to being a songwriter, Jan is a retreat director, a wilderness / vision fast guide, a spiritual director, a bio-spiritual focusing companion, and a leader of song for retreats and rituals. Jan’s undergraduate degree is in Religious Studies and Elementary Education. She holds an MA in Religious Education from Fordham University with a concentration in pastoral counseling. Her professional experience includes work as a theology teacher, a campus minister, a school guidance counselor, and a pastoral associate in a Catholic parish. In 1994 Jan studied at Genesis Farm, receiving certification in Earth Literacy. Since then, the focus of her work has been The Universe Story, eco-spirituality, and the evolutionary shift in consciousness. Through her music and simple lifestyle and through the programs she offers, Jan’s presence and work is gently touching those who encounter her. For more about Jan, her ministry, and her music visit http://www.jannovotka.com/

9:30 AM Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM Illusion Verses Truth

12:00 Noon Lunch

12:45 PM The Big YES

2:00 PM Sunday Liturgy

3:15 PM Adjourn

Registration deadline Monday, September 28

Suggested Offering: $50


Make check payable to Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community

For more information, contact Joanne Stickles at joanne.stickles@gmail.com or 201-447-4750

For information about the Sophia Community, visit website: www.sophiainclusivecatholiccommunity.org


Directions to the Walter Lynch Senior Center, Bldg. 40, Knoll Heights Village,

(39 Trapasso Drive) Sparta, NJ 07871

From I-80 via Route 15

1. I-80 (from east or west) to Route 15 North

2. Route 15 North: pass first Sparta Exit: “Sparta, Lake Mohawk, Business District”

3. Continue on I-15 North to next exit – almost 3 miles

Three signs will say:

“Sparta, Franklin, 1 mile”

“Ogdensburg, Newton, Next Right”

“Sparta, Franklin, Next Right”

4. Take exit

5. At end of exit ramp, turn left onto County Route 517

6. Go through three traffic lights on County Route 517

7. After third light, at the intersection with Route 181 where the Methodist Church and the Shell Gas Station are on your right,


immediately get in left-turn lane and turn left onto Knoll Road.

8. Within 100 feet, drive almost straight ahead but slightly to the right onto Trapasso Drive

9. Follow Trapasso Drive about 0


.2 miles to Walter Lynch Senior Center on left.

Landmarks: Flag pole, sign and parking lot in front of Senior Center building.


Registration Form for Welcoming All That Is on October 4, 2015


Email address:

Best phone number:

Mail bottom of this page with your $50 check to payable to Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community to

Joanne Stickles, 139 Midwood Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452


What we’re about…

We are a welcoming, inclusive community practicing the discipleship of equals found in early church communities. All gifts are honored and all gifts are offered in service to the People of God. In each of our lives, we seek to bring the joy, light, compassion and peace of Christ to those around us, especially to those most in need.

Our liturgies serve as an alternative to the regular celebration of Mass experienced in most parishes.  Please Join us!  Come and See!

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 10am, at the Walter C. Lynch Senior Center in Knoll Heights Village, 40 Trapasso Drive, Sparta New Jersey.

On the second Sunday of the month we celebrate at 4:30 pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ.