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Jesuit Retreat House has a rich calendar of programs.  Browse the listing below and register online.  Need assistance finding the best retreat option for you?  Please contact us at 440-884-9300.

 

January Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: January 29, 2017

January Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Sunday, January 29
12:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Per couple price: $85.00

The festivity and emotion of your wedding day is a wonderful time in your life that you will never forget - but maintaining a sacramental union is hard work and must be your first priority for the rest of your life. The beauty and serenity of Jesuit Retreat House is the ideal place to spend the day with soon-to-be spouse.

Topics to be covered include Communication, Sexuality, Everyday Living, and the Sacrament of Marriage.

The day will include prayer, presentations, couple sharing (most important part of the day), Liturgy and dinner. Dress is casual.

Pre-Cana days fill quickly, please register early.

Available Spaces: 0

January Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Artful Spirituality

Price: $50.00

Date: January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $50 (includes $10 for art supplies)
Presented by Mary Coffey

Discover a new way to encounter God and listen to your soul—through art! Explore the intersection of spirituality and creativity. No art experience necessary!

Includes coffee and pastries at 8:30, lunch, and ends with Mass.

Mary Coffey is a certified Spiritual Director through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute and holds a Master's Degree in Theology from John Carroll University. She enjoys creativity of all kinds, especially art journaling and quilting.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Movie & Conversation: Celebrate What’s Right with the World

Price: $10.00

Date: February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $10
Facilitated by Rick Krivanka

The evening will present insights from Ignatian spirituality on how we choose to see and appreciate life each day along with the inspiring film, Celebrate What's Right With The World produced by Dewitt Jones. An award winning professional photographer, Jones spent twenty years as a freelance photojournalist for National Geographic traveling around the world. He uses stunning photography and powerful dialogue to inspire viewers to approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace. Celebrating what's right helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us.

Popcorn and refreshments included!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Rosary Hall AA Men's Retreat

Price: $155.00

Date: February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2017
Cost: $155
Facilitated by Bob Linton and Matt P.

A Recovery Retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House is a time to nurture your spirituality, find serenity and experience a re-awakening through the 12 steps.

Facilitators

Bob L. has been active in the Cleveland recovery community for more than 25 years. He is a certified spiritual director through John Carroll University and a retreat leader with a special interest in spirituality and the 12 steps. Bob serves on the board of Jesuit Retreat House and on its Programs Committee.

Matt P. has been an active member of AA for 18 years, sobering up while still in high school. He has lead dozens of men through the Big Book, and has experience in the same spiritual program practiced by Bill W's spiritual director. Matt has served as a retreat speaker and facilitator and sits on the board of Recovery Resources.

Reggie L., a former Cleveland Brown, and winner of the Dino Lucarelli Lifetime Achievement award for community service, will be our keynote lead.

Retreats begin Friday at 6:00 pm and conclude Sunday by 11:00 am.

Limited scholarships are available.

Available Spaces: 55

God In All Things: A Retreat on Celtic Spirituality

Price: $40.00

Date: February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $40
Presented by Rev. Liz Nau

February is a month where our thoughts often turn to expressions of love. Join us for a retreat that is based on the Source of All Love. We will explore aspects of Celtic Spirituality that draw us closer to the heartbeat of God, help us to experience the Sacred Presence within, and find the Celtic sense of Sacredness in everything that has being. Through poetry, symbols and prayers we will enter into a day of Celtic Pilgrimage.

This retreat will include time for silent meditation and prayer. Coffee and tea provided at 8:30 am. Also includes lunch. 

Liz Nau served as a United Methodist pastor and is a graduate of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

February Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: February 19, 2017

February Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Sunday, February  19
12:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Per couple price: $85.00

The festivity and emotion of your wedding day is a wonderful time in your life that you will never forget - but maintaining a sacramental union is hard work and must be your first priority for the rest of your life. The beauty and serenity of Jesuit Retreat House is the ideal place to spend the day with soon-to-be spouse.

Topics to be covered include Communication, Sexuality, Everyday Living, and the Sacrament of Marriage.

The day will include prayer, presentations, couple sharing (most important part of the day), Liturgy and dinner. Dress is casual.

Pre-Cana days fill quickly, please register early.

Available Spaces: 18

Understanding the Gift and Power of Emotion

Price: $40.00

Date: February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $40
Presented by Rick Krivanka

Over the past 20 years remarkable discoveries have been made in the field of neuroscience about the human brain and the significance of emotion in every person. Almost 500 years ago, St. Ignatius recognized the importance of emotion in spiritual growth and what fills and satisfies the soul. This retreat will provide conversation and reflection on a diversity of perspectives regarding the central importance of emotions and emotional intelligence in everyday life settings and their impact upon relationships, leadership and well-being.

The day begins with coffee and pastry at 8:30 am and includes lunch.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

February Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

February Pre-Baptism Class for Parents

Price: $20.00

Date: February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $20.00/couple

Congratulations on your new baby!

This class is for parents seeking to have their infants baptized into the Catholic faith. This class meets Sacramental preparation requirements of the Diocese of Cleveland. Please check with your parish to make arrangements for baptism.

The evening includes reflection on the meaning of Baptism, hallmarks of the Sacrament, and the role of parents and godparents in raising children with faith.

Available Spaces: 35

Here I am Lord, Send Me

Price: $20.00

Date: March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20
Presented by Elaine Pearl

Whose life are you impacting? Jesus said “I am the light of the world” and the impact of your life has the power to draw others to the light of Christ. God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. In this retreat we will explore many of the wonderful ways God reaches out to us in our everyday lives, connecting with us and inspiring us to share the light of Christ with others. Come and discover how your ‘yes’ to God has the power to change you, change others…change everything!

Elaine Pearl is a certified Spiritual Director and retreat leader. She received her certification from the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pray 40 Days: The Personal Relationship with God You’ve Always Wanted

Price: $55.00

Date: March 13, 2017

Mondays – March 13, 20 and 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $55 (all 3 nights)
Presented by Fr. Michael Denk

Whether you are a beginner in prayer wanting to grow, or well developed, the prayer exercises in this retreat will help you to experience God in a profound way. You will be guided through different types of prayer and will come to love spending time with God, and look forward to the wonder that awaits you every time you enter into this quality time with God.

You will experience not only a “head knowledge” but a felt “heart knowledge” of God that can lead to a transformation in your relationship with God and in your relationships and service to others.

Fr. Michael Denk is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, connects prayer, the mystics and  technology. His genuine, humorous, inspiring way will touch your heart and change your life.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

March Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: March 19, 2017

March Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Sunday, March 19
12:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Per couple price: $85.00

The festivity and emotion of your wedding day is a wonderful time in your life that you will never forget - but maintaining a sacramental union is hard work and must be your first priority for the rest of your life. The beauty and serenity of Jesuit Retreat House is the ideal place to spend the day with soon-to-be spouse.

Topics to be covered include Communication, Sexuality, Everyday Living, and the Sacrament of Marriage.

The day will include prayer, presentations, couple sharing (most important part of the day), Liturgy and dinner. Dress is casual.

Pre-Cana days fill quickly, please register early.

Available Spaces: 30

Lenten Luncheon: Finding Blessing in Life's Dilemmas

Price: $25.00

Date: March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $25
Presented by Lisa Frey

Lisa Frey has served 25 years in pastoral ministry at Church of the Resurrection and completed her Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching at the Aquinas Institute.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Surrender to Love: Women’s Lenten Retreat

Price: $155.00

Date: March 24, 2017

March 24 - 26
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $155
Presented by Sr. Mary Rose Kocab, SIW

Lent is a time to celebrate the length and depth and width and height and breadth of God's unconditional love for us. It is an opportunity to more deeply surrender to being loved and to loving.

This weekend for women will include presentations, quiet, and time for personal and community prayer. Mass included.

Sr. Mary Rose Kocab, SIW has extensive experience in spiritual direction and retreat ministry, vocation and formation ministry, and served as Congregational Leader for the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.

Available Spaces: 55

March Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lenten Luncheon: Developing a Spiritual Attitude

Price: $25.00

Date: March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $25
Presented by Fr. Wally Hyclak

Fr. Wally Hyclak is a priest for 47 years, is pastor of St. Mary of the Falls Church, and previously served over 20 years as Director of the St. Joseph Christian Life Center.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Men’s Lenten Retreat: Lenten Journey From Hurt To Hope, From “Selfie” To Man For Others

Price: $155.00

Date: March 31, 2017

March 31 - April 2
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $155

Fr. Sanson will reflect on stories of painful journeys from suffering (from our sins and others) to conforming ourselves to Jesus’ redeeming love and service. Pope Francis is transformed from the “Dirty War” in Argentina to the Joy of the Gospel. A journey to Vietnam, and work with veterans with PTSD illustrates trauma to reconciliation. The Martyrs of El Salvador transform our understanding of refugees and who is “my family.”

Fr. Sanson is a diocesan priest for 50 years in 2017, and served as parish priest, Tribunal Judge, and Professor at St. Mary Seminary and Catholic University of America. He served on the Board of the COAR Children’s Village in El Salvador since 2002.

Available Spaces: 53

Lenten Luncheon: Following Christ with a Servant’s Heart

Price: $25.00

Date: April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $25
Presented by Deacon Ken Piechowski

Ken Piechowski is a Deacon of the Diocese of Cleveland for 35 years & pastoral associate at St. John Neumann Church.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Holy Week Individually Directed Retreats (IDRs)

Price: $375.00

Date: April 10, 2017

April 10-14, 2017
Cost: $375, includes room and all meals.

Come for a five day silent retreat with spiritual direction, following the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Carve out time to reconnect with the God of love who draws near. Daily Mass and Reconciliation are available during Individually Directed Retreats (IDRs).

Contemporary men and women make silent retreats for various reasons. Some are searching for a new way of knowing God that is personal and real. Others use this time to rest in the creative heart of God –to imagine new possibilities, or to sit with gratitude for God’s magnificent work. Still others have reached a time of crossroads or hurdles and come to JRH to find new strength.

Whatever your reason for making a retreat, sacred silence is a gift to the soul. Here, you will experience silence on 57 acres of woods and meadows, complete with outdoor shrines and stations of the cross to aid reflection. The 55-bedroom house provides a home away from home with three chapels, a library, and home-cooked meals.

This could be just the break you need in Lent to prepare you to enter the Paschal Triduum and welcome the joy of Easter!

Spiritual Director

Fr. Matt Roche, SJ is a full-time spiritual director at the Jesuit Retreat House. A native of Lancaster, Pa., he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1973 after graduating from Villanova and doing additional graduate work at Colgate University and Fordham University. He was ordained in 1981. After ordination he did fund-raising for Jesuit missionaries abroad and for the care of the sick and infirm elderly Jesuits at home--as well as for the education of Jesuit seminarians. He studied theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Ma. and journalism at Syracuse University. He worked as a parish priest at St. Anthony's in Oceanside, N.Y. and at St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. He spent 9 years at Mt. Manresa Retreat House on Staten Island. He has been doing spiritual direction for 33 years.

Available Spaces: 55

Retirement: Friend or Foe? How Will I Spend the Next 25 Years of My Life?

Price: $20.00

Date: April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20
Presented by Bill Head

Some of us are approaching or in the age of retirement. How prepared am I? Spend an evening reflecting on your current situation and the life experiences you have had. Begin to discern how you can choose to share these experiences and your hopes for the future with your spouse, close friends, family and community. The choices abound to enrich what really can become your golden years.

Bill Head is a retired partner of a chemical distribution company. He has served on the JRH Board and taught theology at John Carroll University. Currently he can be found sharing life with his wife Judy, or helping coach the St. Ignatius crew team.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sr. Ignatia AA Retreat for Women

Price: $50.00

Date: April 21, 2017

April 21 - 23
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $155, limited scholarships available
Presented by Diane Garrity
and Katie Levis

Reflection and Renewal on our Spiritual Journey. Spring is a time for renewal! Join us as we gather to reflect on our spiritual journey. This weekend is an invitation to deepen your connection with God, AA fellowship, and your own inner wisdom. Together, we have the opportunity to reflect, explore, and share our stories of strength and struggle. At the same time we're reminded that our Higher Power is always there to carry us.

Through talks, group discussion, prayer, meditation, and healing service, we leave the weekend with renewed insight. Even with life's challenges, the hope of peace and serenity are only a prayer away.

Accommodations, all meals, and Mass are included.

Available Spaces: 43

April Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: April 23, 2017

April Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Sunday, April  23
12:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Per couple price: $85.00

The festivity and emotion of your wedding day is a wonderful time in your life that you will never forget - but maintaining a sacramental union is hard work and must be your first priority for the rest of your life. The beauty and serenity of Jesuit Retreat House is the ideal place to spend the day with soon-to-be spouse.

Topics to be covered include Communication, Sexuality, Everyday Living, and the Sacrament of Marriage.

The day will include prayer, presentations, couple sharing (most important part of the day), Liturgy and dinner. Dress is casual.

Pre-Cana days fill quickly, please register early.

Available Spaces: 33

April Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

May Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: May 7, 2017

Sunday, May 7
12:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Per couple price: $85.00

The festivity and emotion of your wedding day is a wonderful time in your life that you will never forget - but maintaining a sacramental union is hard work and must be your first priority for the rest of your life. The beauty and serenity of Jesuit Retreat House is the ideal place to spend the day with soon-to-be spouse.

Topics to be covered include Communication, Sexuality, Everyday Living, and the Sacrament of Marriage.

The day will include prayer, presentations, couple sharing (most important part of the day), Liturgy and dinner. Dress is casual.

Pre-Cana days fill quickly, please register early.

Available Spaces: 35

May Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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