Evening Programs & Retreats


Evening Programs/Retreats

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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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