Walking the Pilgrim Way with Ignatius Loyola: Lent and My Journey

Price: $40.00

Date: March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $40
Presented by Dr. Andy Kereky

How do we journey in Lent?  How is our journey similar or different than St. Ignatius Loyola? Dr. Kereky will lead a  daylong retreat to help us answer this. The day will be filled with presentations and time for sharing.

Coffee, tea and pastries provided at 8:30 am. Also includes lunch.

Dr. Andy Kereky is the Director of Spiritual Development at St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village, Ohio. He has successfully adapted the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for children as his doctoral project. This has become part of the fifth grade religious curriculum at St. Raphael School and Andy has shared it with various schools in Northern Ohio. To date, there is no evidence this has ever been done before. Andy spent 28 years at AT&T in Cleveland and New Jersey holding a multitude of positions including systems analyst, computer programmer, office automation analyst and, finally, sales support. Returning to the Catholic Church after a twenty-three year absence he joined St. Raphael Parish in 1990. Andy’s faith journey led him to a Catholic seminary for four years studying for the priesthood. His discernment eventually led him from the seminary to serve the Lord as a lay person. It was through this experience that Andy discovered the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and how they could benefit the faith life of children as they have been for adults for over 450 years. Andy is currently involved in leading children in retreat experiences beginning in kindergarten as well as adult retreats, workshops on prayer, scripture, and living in the present moment.

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

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.

Accommodations, all meals, and 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: 53

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

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

Price: $155.00

Date: March 31, 2017

March 31 - April 2
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $155
Presented by Fr. Bob Sanson

Fr. Bob 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.”

Accommodations, all meals, and Mass included.

Fr. Bob 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.

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