About us



Be still and know that I am God.  (Psalm 46:10)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)                                                    

Our  Mission

Our mission, as Contemplative Outreach of Rochester, New York, is to foster the transformation in Christ, to share Centering Prayer through the offering of Introductory Workshops and programs, to provide formation and support for Presenters and Facilitators, to encourage formation of new Centering Prayer groups while supporting existing groups, and, to be in solidarity with all other contemplative communities of faith.                                                                           

  A Brief History of Our Chapter

The Chapter of Contemplative Outreach of Rochester, NY was formed in November 9, 2015. We are a part of an international community, Contemplative Outreach Ltd, which is committed to teaching and sharing Centering Prayer and living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. We are present in over 30 countries worldwide and in 45 states in the USA. We offer Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops, Days for Centering Pray-ers, annual silent retreat, prayer support groups, Days for Facilitators, and much more. If you have any questions or an interest in Centering Prayer, please feel free to contact us. Blessings!




Our Local Presenters


Janie Marini                     Tom Agness    Cheryl McElhatten    Dorothy Lindsay

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Local presenters commissioned by Contemplative Outreach are:


Cheryl McElhatten 585-749-9225