Prayer in Secret
  • 26001 Muirlands Blvd.
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

  • Shepherd of the Hills – Mission Viejo campus

Prayer in Secret

Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

When you pray, go to your private room and, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place.”  –Matthew 6:6

Online registration and payment is HERE.

Friday, July 13 session (7:00 to 9:00 pm) is $15.  Saturday, July 14 session (9:30 am to 3:00 pm) is $35, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions, which will be at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, Mission Viejo campus.

Registration in advance is required. For more information, contact Jill Yamada at, or (949) 837-2941.


Experienced, new, or frustrated with Centering Prayer? Let’s get back to the basics of Centering Prayer. Father Bill will share how we enter our inner room and what begins to happen. The Friday evening and Saturday day sessions each stand alone and include one or more Centering Prayer sessions.

Rev. Bill Sheehan, OMI, is an experienced retreat director who has led many Centering Prayer workshops and retreats, including 11th Step retreats. Since 1983, he has been involved with Contemplative Outreach, founded by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, practicing centering prayer and guiding others in this way of prayer for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate order and lives in an Oblate House of Prayer in Lowell, Massachusetts.