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.

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: 30

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

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: 16

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

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

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.

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

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: 28

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

Life After the Resurrection the Changes Everything for Jesus, for Us

Price: $40.00

Date: April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $40
Presented by Fr. Matt Roche, SJ

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

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: Unlimited

Ignatian Currents: Soul Work with Ignatius Loyola and Carl Jung

Price: $102.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Ignatius Loyola and Carl Jung: Spiritual Companions

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm

What do a Twentieth-Century Swiss psychoanalyst and a Sixteenth-Century Spanish mystic have to say to each other? This presentation explores the unique compatibility between fundamental concepts of Carl Jung’s psychology and the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. It begins with an overview of the structure of the psyche according to Jung, and then applies the Jungian framework to the Spiritual Exercises. Themes covered include: archetypal imagery in Ignatius’ account of his conversion experience, discernment of spirits and the soul’s journey to wholeness, desires of the deeper self and one’s original purpose, and hearing the call of God through the unconscious. In addition to input, there will be time for group sharing.

Soul Work, Jung, and "Field of Dreams"

Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program is based on Anthony Moore’s book, “Father, Son and Healing Ghosts.” It begins with a brief review of some fundamental Jungian concepts. Segments of the movie, “Field of Dreams,” are then viewed and interpreted from a Jungian perspective. The movie offers a powerful dramatization of Jung’s theory of the healing process of the human psyche. By using images and dialogue from the movie, we then outline a methodology for doing soul work. The final part of the program is a personal account of how the author applied this movie-inspired, Jungian methodology to his own inner journey to connect to his father, a Marine who was killed in World War II. Time will be given for personal reflection and group sharing.

Anthony Moore, PhD has been a student and practitioner of The Spiritual Exercises for almost 50 years. He holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University and a M. Div. from the Weston School of Theology. Serving for 34 years as a teacher, administrator and spiritual director at Georgetown University, he was engaged in many projects related to Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit mission in higher education. Intrigued by the psychological depth of Ignatius, he sought an appropriate psychological partner for him to express his insights in contemporary terms. He found that partner in the Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. Dr. Moore is the author of a book, “Father, Son and Healing Ghosts” which is about his inner journey using Jungian psychology and Ignatian spirituality to connect to his father who was killed in World War II.

Cost Options:

Friday evening only: $26

Saturday only: $52

Friday and Saturday Commuter Rate, including lunch: $68

Friday and Saturday with Overnight Accommodations, including breakfast & lunch: $102

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: 33

Hearts on Fire Annual Fundraiser

Price: $150.00

Date: May 12, 2017

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and good company for a great cause! We feed the body to enliven the soul. Reserve your seat today and enjoy the catering talents of Chefs For Hire under an elegant banquet tent.  You may even choose to wander our sacred paths.

You are cordially invited to:

Hearts on Fire

Annual Fundraiser at the Jesuit Retreat House

Event Co-Chairs:
Karl & Carol Ertle
Peggy & Tom Finucane

The theme this year, as we prepare to open our building expansion, is:
“Come and See the Goodness of the Lord”

 

Ignatian Spirituality Award Honorees 

Bill Head, former Board Chair
Barbara Leggott, Associate Director at JRH
Fr. Tom Schubeck SJ, Professor Emeritus at John Carroll University

 

The Jesuit Retreat House Board of Directors and Director, Rick Krivanka, look forward to welcoming you to our annual fundraising event, Hearts on Fire, on May 12, 2017 at Jesuit Retreat House. 

Dinner Reception begins at 5:45 p.m.

Dress is Business Attire. Valet Parking is included.

 

Thank you for your interest and support!

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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hearts on Fire Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Price: $100.00

Date: May 12, 2017

Hearts on Fire - Jesuit Retreat House Annual Fundraising Event

Purchase your Hearts on Fire sponsorship or advertisement!

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual fundraising event, Hearts on Fire, on May 12, 2017. Thank you for your interest and support.

 

 

 

Hearts on Fire Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Table Sponsor Level Packages...

Diamond Sponsors: $7,500 Level – Full page Ad, logo & link on website, newsletter, annual report, and Recognition in Event Program Booklet, Table of 10. ($6900 is tax deductible)

Gold Sponsors: $5000 Level – Full page Ad and Recognition in Event Program Booklet, Table of 8. ($4520 is tax deductible)

Silver Sponsors: $3000 Level – Half page Ad and Recognition in Event Program Booklet, Table of 8. ($2520 is tax deductible)

Red Carpet Table Sponsors: $1500 Level – Recognition in Event Program Booklet, Table of 8. ($1020 is tax deductible)

Bronze Sponsors: $500 Level – Recognition in Event Program Booklet, Two (2) tickets to the Event. ($380 is tax deductible)

 

Congratulatory or Organization Advertisements can be purchased separately:

Full page Ad $500 (entire amt. tax deductible)
Half page Ad $250 (entire amt. tax deductible)
Quarter page Ad $100 (entire amt. tax deductible)

 

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Available Spaces: Unlimited

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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