Retreats/Programs

 

To register for a retreat or program simply select your desired program from the list below.

Select REGISTER, or ADD TO CART.

After submitting registration information you will have the option to pay online through a secured transaction or mail payment to Jesuit Retreat House, 5629 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134. Overnight and weekend retreats offer the option to make a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your registration. Remaining balance is due prior to arrival.

Please note offsite and parish-based programs frequently set their own cost and handle their own registration. Please follow special contact and registration procedures for such events. Thank you!

Should you have any questions, or experience difficulty registering please contact 440-884-9300 ext. 310.

October Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30
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

November Pre-Baptism Class for Parents

Price: $20.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 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: 36

Emmaus Retreat: Companions on the Journey - Come and Journey with Us

Price: $95.00

Date: November 10, 2017

November 10- 11
Friday 7:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 pm
Cost: $95

Keynote by Rev. Keith Stuart

This is the 18th annual Emmaus Retreat for LGBTQ Christians, their families, and friends at Jesuit Retreat House. LUKE 24: 13-35 tells us that two of Jesus' disciples met Him on the road to the village of Emmaus. The encounter renewed their hopes and sense of mission. Gay and lesbian Catholics continue to meet Jesus as they journey to the Kingdom. The Emmaus retreat is a time to encounter Christ and to share the journey together.

Rev. Keith Stuart is minister of Dover Center Congregational United Church of Christ in Westlake, Ohio.

Available Spaces: 53

Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent

Price: $50.00

Date: November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $50

(Price includes materials)

Presented by Sharon Seyfarth Garner & Karen Bland Peterson

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for this day of prayerful preparation for the season of Advent. In the morning, create your own personalized Advent wreath to take home with you for use in your individual or family devotions. In the afternoon, explore creative Advent practices based on the book, Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent by Sharon Seyfarth Garner. Let go of the stress of the season and embrace how coloring mandalas, lighting candles, and contemplative prayer can keep us centered in the light of Christmas this Advent season. Coffee & pastry, and lunch are included.

Sharon Seyfarth Garner is an ordained United Methodist Pastor (1997), a certified Spiritual Director (Ignatian Spirituality Institute), and author of Praying with Mandalas: Contemplative Coloring for Contemporary Christians.

Karen Bland Peterson is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and leader of women's retreats that focus on the intersection of nature, spirituality, and creativity. She also is a consultant providing Interim Director leadership to non-profit organizations.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

November Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12

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: 23

Sr. Ignatia AA Women's Retreat: Nurturing Our Serenity Through The Four Absolutes

Price: $155.00

Date: November 24, 2017

November 24 - 26
Friday 6:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am
Cost: $155 (some scholarship assistance is available)

Presented by Kathy Fischer, Therese Martin-Bendahan & Janet Rogers

Join us on a spiritual journey, nurturing our serenity through the four absolutes. Share the joy of: Honesty, Unselfishness, Love, and Purity.

A Recovery Retreat at Jesuit Retreat House is a time to nurture your serenity, experience a re-awakening, and find the strength to work the steps of recovery.

All three presenters have led this retreat previously.

The weekend includes presentations, Mass, healing service, and 5 home-cooked meals.

 

Available Spaces: 55

November Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27
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

Reflections from the "Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice"

Price: $20.00

Date: November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20

Presented by Chris Kerr

Do you want to learn more about what motivates and energizes students, parishioners, and individuals to advocate for justice?

Chris Kerr, Executive Director of Ignatian Solidarity Network, will lead a multi-media presentation featuring highlights from the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the U.S. Participants from local schools will share reflections on their experiences of engaging and advocating for justice issues related to immigration, health care, the environment, and criminal justice reform. Together we will explore the ways in which we can become agents for solidarity and justice.

Light refreshments included.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Ignatian Currents - Always Discerning: Ignatian Spirituality for a New Millennium

Price: $60.00

Date: December 1, 2017

Facilitated by Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.  and Carol Atwell Ackels

Friday, December 1
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Pope Francis has explicitly and repeatedly stated that discernment is essential for anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. But what, exactly, is discernment? Why must we do it? When do we do it? How should we do it? How are lay Christians to implement discernment into not only life’s big decisions but also into the everyday, more mundane choices we constantly find ourselves having to make? This evening will explore the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands, which is crucial to the discernment process.

Saturday, December 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the beginning of his new book, Always Discerning, Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. writes: "Discernment is a gift offered to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Discernment has become a constant in the lives of mature Christians. ... We still need the virtues of gentleness and self-mastery. But more than ever before, we need some other gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, counsel, and understanding."

What exactly is discernment? Why must we do it? When do we do it? How should we do it? This daylong workshop retreat explores these questions and some answers. If prayer has grown more shallow than it could be, this day will offer some depths to plumb. If making the Examen has grown a bit vapid, there are some things to look into. And if you wonder how a mature disciple of Christ can sensibly live joyfully in a world of spite and hate, division and violence, this day will open a path.

Guided by Scripture, the words of Pope Francis, and Ignatian wisdom, we will learn the necessity and importance of the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands as crucial to the discernment process.

The day will proceed with input, sharing in triads, and plenary sessions for questions and discussion. We hope everyone will leave more keenly aware of how God has blessed our lifeworld with the gifts God has given each of us.

Carol Ackels is the Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, a ministry of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, TX. A spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, she serves as retreat director of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in various formats at Jesuit Retreat Houses across the United States.

Joe Tetlow, SJ began giving Exercises in Daily Life in the early 1980s and his Choosing Christ in the World has been translated into several languages. He was president of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, associate editor of America magazine, and director of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House at Lake Dallas.

Price Options:
Friday night only: $30
Saturday only: $60
Friday & Saturday, commuting: $85
Friday & Saturday, overnight: $130

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Spirituality of Darkness

Price: $20.00

Date: December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20

Presented by Debbie Dacone, D. Min

Dreading the darker days ahead? The themes in Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark, will teach us how to find God even in the dark so that winter becomes a time of wonder not dread.

The program includes time for prayer, reflection, and sharing with others on the journey. Light refreshments included.

Debbie Dacone, D. Min, is a pastoral minister with a passion for preaching and teaching. She is a retreat leader and spiritual director and integrates art, movies, books, and music in her work.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Advent Luncheon - “Making Room for One Another”

Price: $30.00

Date: December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30

Presented by Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU

Advent is a season of preparations. We re-arrange our homes and our hearts to welcome Jesus. How do the Scriptures of this holy season also invite us to make room for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us? Discover and explore how the commitment to justice animates and enriches Advent and allows us to stay rooted in Christ.

Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU, is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. She has served at Beaumont School, St. Leo the Great, and is currently at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Erin has also been an advocate for justice through her participation in the “Nuns on the Bus” and currently serves as a member of the board of NETWORK: a Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Calix AA Men’s Retreat

Price: $155.00

Date: December 15, 2017

December 15 - 17
Friday at 6:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am
Cost: $155

A Recovery Retreat at Jesuit Retreat House is a time to nurture your serenity, experience a re-awakening, and find the strength to work the steps of recovery. There will be daily conferences, time for prayer and reflection, a healing service, and Mass.

Limited scholarships are available.

Available Spaces: 53

December Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18

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

Christmas Eve Mass

Price: $0.00

Date: December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for Christmas Eve Mass in the Jesuit Retreat House chapel. Register below so we can save you a seat.

Free will offering accepted.

Available Spaces: 80

New Year’s Eve Retreat

Price: $95.00

Date: December 31, 2017

December 31 - January 1
6:00 pm Sunday Dinner - Monday 11:00 am
Cost: $95

New Year’s Eve is a threshold moment - an ideal time to stop and reflect and pray in gratitude for the blessings of the past year, and to look with renewed hope upon the life and possibilities of a new year. What would I like to thank God for? How can I best center my life to begin this new year? Let’s come together for meaningful reflection and uplifting conversation.

Includes Mass and time for private reflection and discussion.

Ten new double rooms are available for couples.

Available Spaces: 54

January Individually Directed Retreat (IDR)

Price: $575.00

Date: January 7, 2018

January 7 - 14
12:00 pm Sunday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $575

Spirtual Directors: Sr. Peggy Duffy, OSU and Fr. Matt Roche, SJ

A sacred silence is a gift to the soul. At Jesuit Retreat House, you will experience silence on 57 acres
of woods and meadows, complete with outdoor shrines and stations of the cross. The retreat house provides a home away from home with three chapels, a library, and home-cooked meals. As a companion on your journey, your spiritual director will offer guidance based on Ignatian Spirituality. We invite you to open yourself to the inspiration of a retreat!

Sr. Peggy Duffy, OSU is a member of the Ursuline Congregation in Cleveland, Ohio, an experienced spiritual director and retreat minister. She is a graduate of Creighton University’s Christian Spirituality Program and presently does ongoing spiritual direction at the Ursuline Educational Center and directs retreats at various retreat/ renewal centers. Sister Peggy has served in both the Cleveland and Youngstown Dioceses and brings a rich background in education, theology, pastoral ministry and all facets of parish life.

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.

IDR cost includes room, board and director’s stipend.

Available Spaces: 15

January Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14

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: 34

Women’s Retreat - Spiritual Growth in the Gospel of Loving Kindness

Price: $210.00

Date: January 15, 2018

January 15 - 18
Monday 3:00 pm - Thursday 12:30 pm
Cost: $210

Presented by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery S.C., Margaret Vogel & Sister Jeanne Tighe

The concept of ‘Loving Kindness’ is gaining much attention among all religions although it stems from an Eastern concept applied to meditative prayer. We will explore the Gospels for their richness in this virtue, discuss how we can pray with Loving Kindness and grow deeper in it as we apply it in our lives. We will also explore writers and spiritual leaders, chief among them Pope Francis, to determine how kindness made them more peaceful in times of duress and challenge. And kindness can do the same for us. So get ready for a wonderful retreat!

Available Spaces: 52

February Pre-Cana Day for Engaged Couples

Price: $85.00

Date: February 25, 2018

Sunday, February 25

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

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