Image #17 Days-Evenings of PrayerDays/Evenings of Prayer are an opportunity to get a taste of the Loyola retreat experience. Days of Prayer are Ignatian mini-retreats in semi-silence from 9:30am to 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted) and include a light breakfast and lunch, Reconciliation and Mass. Evenings are from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and include input for prayer, private prayer and sharing of the graces for the evening.

 

 

 

 

Days of Prayer

Sundays, May 5 and May 19, 2019 – BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING LEVEL 2 SERIES

(10:00am – 5:00pm)  2 Sundays, includes lunch

Led by Sr. Helen Beairsto, r.c.

Biospiritual Focusing (BSF) is a process that refers to the inclusive awareness of our body in our spiritual life and prayer. It is a spiritual process that helps us become aware of our felt senses within our bodies and teaches us how to be with them so that God’s grace can help us make peace within ourselves, with our world around us and in our prayer encounters with our God. It teaches us the body felt awareness of discernment.
 

BSF Level 2 is a follow up to Level 1 in that it deepens the learning from Level 1 while teaching how to companion another in focusing whether they know the process directly or not. It is a process that can assist in spiritual direction and forms of pastoral counseling. This also helps in being prepared to companion another in partnering for ongoing growth in self and community.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – DAY OF PRAYER – Can We Heal Our Ailing Church?

(9:30am – 3:00pm)  Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass

Led by:  Judy Schiavo

Can we heal our ailing Church and our torn Nation?…. maybe not as individuals.  But we can transform our own world, our little orbit within our Church and our Nation.  You are invited to reflect on what the Scripture teaches us about healing wounds and how we can help our Church and our Nation in practical ways.

Sundays, May 5 and May 19, 2019 – BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING LEVEL 2 SERIES

(10:00am – 5:00pm)  2 Sundays, includes lunch

Led by Sr. Helen Beairsto, r.c.

Biospiritual Focusing (BSF) is a process that refers to the inclusive awareness of our body in our spiritual life and prayer. It is a spiritual process that helps us become aware of our felt senses within our bodies and teaches us how to be with them so that God’s grace can help us make peace within ourselves, with our world around us and in our prayer encounters with our God. It teaches us the body felt awareness of discernment.
 

BSF Level 2 is a follow up to Level 1 in that it deepens the learning from Level 1 while teaching how to companion another in focusing whether they know the process directly or not. It is a process that can assist in spiritual direction and forms of pastoral counseling. This also helps in being prepared to companion another in partnering for ongoing growth in self and community.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – DAY OF PRAYER – Ascension of Jesus (Holy Day)

(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass *please take note this Day of Prayer begins at 9:00am

Led by Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J.

We all know that the Lenten Season is 40 days long. We celebrate Easter Sunday and politely forget that the Easter Season is 50 days long. During the weeks of Easter we enter more deeply into the new life of the Risen Jesus. We also remember that we seem to "lose" him as he ascends to heaven and returns to the Father. During our Day of Prayer on Ascension Thursday we will pray about Jesus' "leaving us" not to abandon us but to be our hope and we will prepare our hearts for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.

Monday, June 10, 2019 – DAY OF PRAYER – Pentecost

(9:00am - 3:00pm)  Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass *please take note this Day of Prayer begins at 9:00am

Led by Anna Graziano

Pentecost is among the four major holidays in the Christian year. On Christmas, there is much pomp and circumstance; on Good Friday there are special traditional services; Easter is the Great Halleluiah! On Pentecost, we greet the descent of the Holy Spirit with a kind of silence rather than the joyful shouts so deserved.

Everything is different because now the Holy Spirit has come upon us through Jesus, who died and rose from the dead and is now living at the right hand of God and sends forth his Spirit upon us. The more we reflect on that, we are drawn into the joy of the message of Jesus.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING COMPANIONING GROUP

(2:00pm - 5:00pm)

Led by Sr. Helen Beairsto, r.c.

This afternoon is for all those who have completed both Level 1 and 2 Trainings in Biospiritual Focusing. The afternoon will offer time for continuing input on the spiritual aspects of the Biospiritual Focusing. It will offer time for questions and sharing. This will be followed by entering into a practicum among those who attend in the form of 1:1 partnering to experience being companioned and companioning while building a form of community together.

Evenings of Prayer

Wednesdays, March 13, 2019 – May 1, 2019 – SPIRITUAL EXERCISES 8 WEEK FORMAT

(7:00pm - 8:30pm)  8 consecutive Wednesday evenings

Led by Marie Santana

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola are a program of meditations, prayers, considerations, and contemplative practices that help Christian faith become more fully alive in the everyday life of contemporary people. They are a way for everyone to seek and find God in their workplaces, homes, families, and community.

The Spiritual Exercises (SE) were written by St Ignatius of Loyola during the 1530’s. He was very clear to state that the SE could be adapted to whatever situation, allowing “more” people to experience them. In particular, this version has been adapted to offer the SE to those with full-time jobs, busy families, and/or others who cannot afford the length of time of the 19th Annotation Retreat in Daily Life (30 weeks, meeting once a week with a spiritual director) or the 30 Day Away Retreat.

The SE 8-Week Format (meets once a week for 1.5 hours): This version contains all the topics that are part of the Original (all 4 IGNATIAN WEEKS) without compromising its integrity. The consolidation and new structure is achieved by the selection of each topic without the “repetition” that is part of the Original Version. It includes scripture as well as commentary by various Jesuit sources, giving it a fresh, updated view and richer in its diversity of thought.

Mondays, April 22, 2019 – May 13, 2019 – SPRING BOOK CLUB SERIES

4 Week Series on Monday Evenings

(7:00pm – 8:30pm)

Led by Karen Florance

Join us as we read and faith share Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA.

How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life.

Our evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer. Please purchase the book on your own prior to the first evening. We recommend purchasing the book through Amazon Smile which donates a portion of the purchase price back to Loyola.

Session 1 - April 22nd - Chapters Preface - Dis-Grace (pgs x1 – 60)

Session 2 - April 29th - Chapters Compassion – Water, Oil, Flame (pgs 61 – 108)

Session 3 – May 6th - Chapters - Slow Work – Gladness (pgs 109 – 166)

Session 4 - May 13th - Chapters - Success - Kinship (pgs 167 – 212)

Wednesdays, March 13, 2019 – May 1, 2019 – SPIRITUAL EXERCISES 8 WEEK FORMAT

(7:00pm - 8:30pm)  8 consecutive Wednesday evenings

Led by Marie Santana

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola are a program of meditations, prayers, considerations, and contemplative practices that help Christian faith become more fully alive in the everyday life of contemporary people. They are a way for everyone to seek and find God in their workplaces, homes, families, and community.

The Spiritual Exercises (SE) were written by St Ignatius of Loyola during the 1530’s. He was very clear to state that the SE could be adapted to whatever situation, allowing “more” people to experience them. In particular, this version has been adapted to offer the SE to those with full-time jobs, busy families, and/or others who cannot afford the length of time of the 19th Annotation Retreat in Daily Life (30 weeks, meeting once a week with a spiritual director) or the 30 Day Away Retreat.

The SE 8-Week Format (meets once a week for 1.5 hours): This version contains all the topics that are part of the Original (all 4 IGNATIAN WEEKS) without compromising its integrity. The consolidation and new structure is achieved by the selection of each topic without the “repetition” that is part of the Original Version. It includes scripture as well as commentary by various Jesuit sources, giving it a fresh, updated view and richer in its diversity of thought.

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Mondays, April 22, 2019 – May 13, 2019 – SPRING BOOK CLUB SERIES

4 Week Series on Monday Evenings

(7:00pm – 8:30pm)

Led by Karen Florance

Join us as we read and faith share Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA.

How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life.

Our evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer. Please purchase the book on your own prior to the first evening. We recommend purchasing the book through Amazon Smile which donates a portion of the purchase price back to Loyola.

Session 1 - April 22nd - Chapters Preface - Dis-Grace (pgs x1 – 60)

Session 2 - April 29th - Chapters Compassion – Water, Oil, Flame (pgs 61 – 108)

Session 3 – May 6th - Chapters - Slow Work – Gladness (pgs 109 – 166)

Session 4 - May 13th - Chapters - Success - Kinship (pgs 167 – 212)

Mondays, April 22, 2019 – May 13, 2019 – SPRING BOOK CLUB SERIES

4 Week Series on Monday Evenings

(7:00pm – 8:30pm)

Led by Karen Florance

Join us as we read and faith share Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA.

How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life.

Our evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer. Please purchase the book on your own prior to the first evening. We recommend purchasing the book through Amazon Smile which donates a portion of the purchase price back to Loyola.

Session 1 - April 22nd - Chapters Preface - Dis-Grace (pgs x1 – 60)

Session 2 - April 29th - Chapters Compassion – Water, Oil, Flame (pgs 61 – 108)

Session 3 – May 6th - Chapters - Slow Work – Gladness (pgs 109 – 166)

Session 4 - May 13th - Chapters - Success - Kinship (pgs 167 – 212)

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!

Thursdays (Bi-weekly) September 6, 2018 through July 25, 2019 – BIBLE STUDY SERIES

Bi-Weekly on Thursday Evenings

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Won’t you please join our Bible Study here at Loyola!  This is our gift to you.

The study takes place every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm and is held in the second floor conference room. It will continue until July 25, 2019 at which time it will break for the summer and resume the following September.

ALL ARE WELCOME - ANYTIME during the study, even if you missed some weeks!