January 7 • The Practice of Centering Prayer at the Western Region Office of Faith Formation, 6651 Kirkville Rd., East Syracuse, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Presented by Sister Lois Barton, CSJ. Unlike many forms of meditation during which attention is given specifically — to a point, the breath, a mantra, a Scriptural scene — centering prayer is a prayer of intention during which the practitioner seeks to let go of all thoughts in order to be in God’s presence. Level II credit toward: Spirituality, Prayer. To register visit faithformationevents.weebly.com or call (315) 472-6752.