EXCITING NEW Centering Prayer Opportunities! You are invited  to our new recurring Friday morning COR_NY CP meetings every Friday Morning (began in December 2020). Please see details and link below.

What: COR_NY Weekly Zoom Centering Prayer Meeting

When: Every Friday Morning

Time: Please join at 7:45AM Prayer begins at 8:00 & ends at 9:00

Where: In your home Zoom room

How: Click on the blue link below

Meeting ID: 836 5098 9715

Passcode: 623983

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2020-2021 CO_RNY Upcoming Events

Some EXCITING Opportunities Coming Very Soon!

Welcome and hope to see you with us.

COR_NY is offering our FIRST of continuing Zoom Centering Prayer meetings: Friday Dec 4, 2020 and ALL future Fridays at 8:00AM-9:00AM. Cheryl McElhattenTom Agness and Chris Phillips will rotate as Prayer Leaders. Everyone in our Chapter Google Group will receive an invitation which will have a blue highlighted link to click on. Please consider joining us and belonging to our large group prayer. Please see Technical Tips below if you are calling by phone.

Technical Tips for Joining a Zoom Meeting

1.If you have an email from Cheryl, Tom, or Chris, simply click on the zoom link highlighted in blue.

2. To join a zoom meeting from an internet capable device (smart phone or computer) just click on the blue link from the invite. You may be asked for the zoom meeting ID # and 6 Digit Passcode #.

3.You may also join zoom meetings by the telephone without internet. In this case you will need to enter a the ID # and Passcode #. You will be able to hear the meeting but not see it. And they will be able to hear you. To mute and unmute your audio press #6 on your phone keypad.

Are you interested in joining a Zoom Group?

1. You can call the group’s facilitator ahead of time that’s wonderful. They can tell you about their group’s format and customs.

2. Please arrive 15 minutes early to the zoom meeting, introduce yourself and be welcomed before the Centering Prayer begins. 

3, You may like to give a little background about you experience with Centering Prayer. If you are new to the method you may ask about the 4 guidelines before prayer begins. If you have been doing Centering Prayer all you may need is a review of this group’s format.

Would you like to get our COR_NY Google Groups Email Announcements?

If you are new to our COR_NY groups and would like to be included our Google Email Group to learn about events, new groups, and updates please contact Cheryl McElhatten at with your email address. Thank you.Contemplative Outreach of Rochester, NY is a local Chapter of Contemplative Outr

Photos From A Facilitator Meeting at the Church of the Assumption, 20 East Avenue, Fairport, NY.  Our facilitators met for prayer, sharing and a hierarchy-hangar and network-yarn exercise.

This hieratchy-hangar model shows how someone on the top has all the power and control and distributes the information,  policies  and  ideas to the people below for them to pass on in the same manner while the one or ones near the bottom have little or no voice; a top down process.
In the network-yarn exercise below people shared yarn-ideas back and forth across the circle creating a weaving of sorts. As we looked at it some shared thoughts like what they saw: stars, interconnections, network, loose ends, more to connect with, groups to add, and spaces. The process seems to be organic.

A Day for Centering Pray-ers at the Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Ave Rochester NY.  


                                                       Our Facilitators


Our Blessed Group from United in Prayer Day on March 18, 2017! What a sense of Unity today as we gathered in prayer and solidarity with our Contemplative Communities around the world. Thank You for sharing your light.

Nancy Tosch, Tom Agness, Terry Mirante, Dorothy Lindsay, Janie Marini, Sandy Banke, Adal and Margarite Henriquez


Nancy Tosch, Tom Agness, Terry Mirante, Dorothy Lindsay, Cheryl McElhatten, Sandy Banke, Adal and Margarite Henriquez