Cultural Offerings

Building a culture requires more than formal catechetical training, which is why CCMA is dedicated to offering people from all walks of life (families, catechists, young adults, priests, and religious) opportunities to grow in the Faith and fold the Catechesis into their lives. Whether through handwork or liturgical arts, parent information classes, retreats, or specialized material-making classes, our “Ora et Labora”™ offerings are designed to strengthen community and preserve a rich and bountiful culture, based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


2019-2020 Retreat Series

Retreat Series #1 -
The Prayer Table in the LITURGICAL Year & Sewing Workshop

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9 AM - 3PM

Where: CCMA Center, Nokesville, VA

Cost: Morning Retreat - $25
Sewing Workshop - $25
Both - $45

Morning Retreat - The Prayer Table in the Liturgical Year
9 AM - 12 PM

Prayer can take place anywhere, but the prayer table is a special place where the children come together to gather with their family or friends.

This retreat morning will guide adults through the forms of prayer that resonate most deeply with children and how we as adults can aid them in listening to and responding to that special relationship with the Good Shepherd.

We will introduce the Prayer Table with its articles and prayer cards, and invite adults to experience individual and group prayer throughout the Liturgical Year.

"Unless you turn and become like children..." Matthew 18:3a

Prayer Cloth Sewing Workshop
1 PM - 3 PM

The afternoon sewing workshop will focus on beginning to make your Prayer Table beautiful. We will help you sew a Prayer Table cloth from start to finish so you can walk away with at least one piece completed and the skills to make more. No sewing experience? No problem -- we will walk you through it. Suitable fabrics will also be available for purchase!


9:00 AM: Check-in and Social
9:30 AM: Reflection
10:30 AM: Break
10:45 AM: Reflection
12:00 PM: Lunch (Bring your own or add on a catered lunch at registration.)
1:00 PM: Prayer Cloth Sewing Workshop
3:00 PM: Closing Prayer

Retreat Series #2 - Lexio Divina for Children & Booklet Making Workshop

When: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Where: CCMA Center, Nokesville, VA

More details coming soon!

Retreat Series #3 - The Last Supper

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Where: CCMA Center, Nokesville, VA

More details coming soon!