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

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER – Longing For God

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

Led by: Rev. George Collins, S.J., and Judy Schiavo

Allow yourself to be known and loved by the God who desires to share in your joys and sorrows and invites you to share more fully in God’s life and love.

Monday, October 8, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER

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

Led by:  Geraldine M/Kerr, Ph.D.

Monday, October 22, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER – Grieving

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

Led by:  Judy Schiavo and Susan Engel

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER – All Saints Day – Holy Day of Obligation

(9:00am - 3:00pm)  Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Reconciliation and Mass  **please take note that this Day of Prayer begins at 9:00am instead of 9:30am

Led by:  Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER – Hope Is The Winter Name For God

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

Led by:  Linda Baratte, Ph.D.

"Don't get your hopes up," goes the common phrase. Indeed, so much in the world around us threatens to encroach on our capacity to hope. But a Christian stance for hope will have none of that! Come for an Advent day of reflection and renewal as we reclaim with joy the virtue of hope. We will do some background work on the theology of hope, name hallmarks of hope, celebrate models of hope, and pray with Jesus, our sacrament of hope between the cross and the empty tomb.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – DAY OF PRAYER – Advent

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

Led by:  Rev. George Collins, S.J. 

Evenings of Prayer

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

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Join us as we continue our bi-weekly Bible Study here at Loyola!  There is no cost.  This is our gift to you but please register so we know how many people to expect each time.

We start up again on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00pm in the evening in the second floor conference room and will continue every other week on Thursday evening.

We are currently studying the Gospel of Mark; probably the first Gospel account chronologically, it is repeated almost word for word in Matthew and Luke and seems to have its own sources that the other Gospel accounts do not share.

Please join Fr. Steve as we delve into the shortest of the four Gospel accounts that is long on surprises.

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

October 15, 2018 – November 5, 2018 – EVENING OF PRAYER BOOK CLUB SERIES – 4 Week Series on Mondays

(7:00pm - 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance

Join us as we read and faith share Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action by John Dear.

A spiritual handbook for readers who seek to make peace in their lives and in the world. The journey to peace, as Dear describes it, is composed of an Inner Journey (involving solitude, silence, prayer, and mindfulness), and a Public Journey (involving direct political action), which, undertaken together, make possible reconciliation and transformation on a global level. "If we try, and keep trying, and stay faithful to the journey unto our last breath, we will find great joy and a peace not of this world, knowing that we serve not only the human family but the God of peace." 

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.  

April 22, 2019 – May 13, 2019 – EVENING OF PRAYER BOOK CLUB SERIES – 4 Week Series on Mondays

(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.