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 9:00am 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

Sunday, November 1, 2020 – ON-SITE DAY OF PRAYER – Giving Flesh To Holiness: Saints as Living Witnesses to the Gospel

Led by Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D.

10:00am - 3:00pm

November 1 is All Saints Day.  Saints are hints of what God is like, wrote Father Andrew Greeley. Come for a time to probe the richness of this treasure of our Catholic tradition, a celebration of the men and and women who, throughout the ages, have lived with the Lord even while among us.  Why are they worthy of both our veneration and imitation? During our time together, we will explore the theological and spiritual underpinnings we find in this 'cloud of witnesses' who are members with us in the Church visible and invisible.  Their legacy gives us comfort...and the challenge to become our own pointer to what God is like in this time and place.  

We will also have a chance to share stories of saints important to our family and parish life and to raise up the lifestance of some contemporary "saints in the making." There will be time to review new resources on the saints that can nurture our devotional life.

*Registration limited to the first 22 enrollees (10 minimum to run)

*Registration from 10:00am to 10:15am in the main foyer

*Mass promptly at 10:30am in St. Catherine's Chapel

*Program following.  A boxed deli lunch will be provided.

*Opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation

*Program concludes at 3:00pm

All COVID safety protocols will be followed.  Click here to see our COVID safety guidelines. 

Friday, November 6, 2020 – VIRTUAL DAY OF PRAYER – Holding On To Hope In A Time Of Pandemic

We are pleased to be able to offer this Day of Prayer VIRTUALLY! You will receive details in an email once you register about how to participate via the video conferencing service, Zoom. A Minimum of 10 people required for this retreat to take place.

Led by Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.

Tentative Day of Prayer schedule:

9:30am – Opening Prayer, followed by first talk

11:30am – Zoom Mass

12:00pm – Optional Rosary via conference call

12:30pm – Virtual Zoom Lunch

1:30pm – 2nd talk

2:30pm – Gathering of Graces, fruit of our prayer

Monday, November 23, 2020 – VIRTUAL DAY OF PRAYER – Journey With Jonah

We are pleased to be able to offer this Day of Prayer VIRTUALLY! You will receive details in an email once you register about how to participate via the video conferencing service, Zoom. A Minimum of 10 people required for this retreat to take place.

You are invited to travel with Jonah into the belly of the whale. Jonah was an angry, disobedient, and narrow-minded person. Yet, God loved him and called him to be a prophet. As we spend this day exploring Jonah’s journey, let us observe how God is calling each one of us—with our own sins and foibles-- to a deeper and more loving relationship with our God and with each other. From what or whom do we want to escape? Yet, what draws us closer? 

Tour guide for this journey into the whale: Judy Schiavo, Spiritual Director

Ability to swim is not necessary!

Tentative Day of Prayer schedule:

9:30am – Opening Prayer, followed by first talk

11:30am – Zoom Mass

12:00pm – Optional Rosary via conference call

12:30pm – Virtual Zoom Lunch

1:30pm – 2nd talk

2:30pm – Gathering of Graces, fruit of our prayer

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – ON-SITE DAY OF PRAYER – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Led by Fr. Tom Marciniak, S.J.

All COVID safety protocols will be followed.  Click here to see our COVID safety guidelines. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – ON-SITE DAY OF PRAYER – Our Wounds Open A Way To Grace

Led by Anna Graziano, Spiritual Director

All COVID safety protocols will be followed.  Click here to see our COVID safety guidelines. 

“If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?  In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 8:10-14

Our very wounds open the way to a graced journey of immense depth of finding ourselves, finding God. This is the place we are able to recognize the Holy Spirit transforming those wounds into our greatest treasure. The heart of God is with that vulnerable part of us, that lost part of us, which needs the tender touch of God’s love and compassion. The day will include presentations, music, and prayers for healing.

Evenings of Prayer

September 9 – October 28, 2020 – VIRTUAL 8-Week Spiritual Exercises

We are pleased to be able to offer this 8-week Spiritual Exercises VIRTUALLY! You will receive details in an email once you register about how to participate via the video conferencing service, Zoom.  

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