Weekend_Retreats_Photo1Based on the methodology and content of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, weekend retreats are conducted in an atmosphere of prayerful silence and include Scriptural prayer, daily Mass, generous amounts of time for prayer and personal reflection, Spiritual Direction, Reconciliation and a Healing Mass. Each retreat weekend focuses on a different theme and is designed to help you discover God’s flame within. Silence is maintained between individuals and during meals so that each retreatant has time and space to connect deeply with God. Weekend retreats are offered for men and women.  Some weekends are for both men and women. A typical weekend retreat at Loyola begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm. Weekend_Retreats_Photo2Mid-week retreats are also sometimes offered and follow the same format as a Weekend Retreat.

 

 

 

 


Weekend Retreat Schedule

November 6 – 8, 2020 – VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

For both Men and Women.  A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.

Led by Fr. Kirk Reynolds and Marie Santana

The Spiritual Exercises invite us to experience and respond to the love of God, showing us how to become free from anything in our lives that could keep us from this life-giving gift. To receive this blessing from the Holy Spirit, we have to become aware of the many ways God speaks to us every day and in every situation. This retreat will address these meaningful Ignatian principles, opening doors for spiritual growth and deeper meaning in your life.

• This retreat will be added to your weekend retreat count contributing toward certificates and awards.
• This is a great way to introduce someone NEW to the Loyola retreat experience – if they have been hesitant! Sign up together! Invite a spouse, partner, family member or relative in another state, friend, co-worker, neighbor! You can all participate together VIRTUALLY! We may be socially distanced but we are spiritually connected!

The VIRTUAL RETREAT will be structured the same as a weekend retreat and will begin Friday evening at 7pm. It will be offered using ZOOM, but DO NOT BE AFRAID! You do not have to own ZOOM to participate or be tech savvy. Upon registering, you will be sent a link to the ZOOM retreat along with an alternate call-in number. So if you are NOT TECH SAVVY, you can simply call-in via phone and participate this way. It is very simple. You will also be sent by EMAIL the schedule; all materials needed for the retreat along with the Loyola Retreat Manual.

Tentative VIRTUAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Friday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, First Presentation, Night Prayer
Saturday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Second Presentation
Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Third Presentation
Saturday, 7:15pm – 8:15pm: Evening Examen, Faith Sharing, Night Prayer
Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Fifth Presentation
Sunday, 11:00am – LIVESTREAM MASS
*Optional: Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Direction via Zoom

November 13 – 15, 2020 – ON-SITE WEEKEND RETREAT – Making The Eucharist Matter

For both Men and Women.  A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.

Led by Fr. Kirk Reynolds

This weekend will provide an overall context for the Eucharist as we know it, as well as connect our experience of this sacrament with many of our own lived experiences. There is more involved than meets the eye!

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

 

 

November 20 – 22, 2020 – ON-SITE WEEKEND RETREAT – The Gift of Desperation

For both Men and Women.  A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place. 

Led by Fr. Tom Marciniak, S.J. 

We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day on November 26. What's there to be thankful for this Year of 2020? Can the Gift of Desperation move our hearts to Gratitude? Do we believe that every aspect of our lives and world events, even a pandemic, is "somehow" a blessing from God, a reason for gratitude? What does gratitude look like in our time and place for the struggling disciple who truly desires to deepen his or her faith life / spirituality?
Come, join us for an on-site, in-house weekend retreat at Loyola Jesuit Center as we ponder The Gift of Desperation which can lead us to the Grace of Radical Gratitude.

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

 

 

December 4 – 6, 2020 – ON-SITE WEEKEND RETREAT – Forgiveness

For both Men and Women.  A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.

Led by Fr. Paul Brian Campbell

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

December 11 – 13, 2020 – VIRTUAL WEEKEND RETREAT – Parables of Mercy

For both Men and Women.  A Minimum of 20 people required for this retreat to take place.

Led by Judy Schiavo, Spiritual Director

We know that Jesus did not tell parables to entertain us.  No, Jesus wanted to shake us into a deeper experience of God.  You are invited to spend a weekend in reflective prayer on the parables of mercy that Jesus shared—parables that could help us during these turbulent times.  How can mercy become an integral part of our lives?....Come, listen, reflect, pray.

• This retreat will be added to your weekend retreat count contributing toward certificates and awards.
• This is a great way to introduce someone NEW to the Loyola retreat experience – if they have been hesitant! Sign up together! Invite a spouse, partner, family member or relative in another state, friend, co-worker, neighbor! You can all participate together VIRTUALLY! We may be socially distanced but we are spiritually connected!

The VIRTUAL RETREAT will be structured the same as a weekend retreat and will begin Friday evening at 7pm. It will be offered using ZOOM, but DO NOT BE AFRAID! You do not have to own ZOOM to participate or be tech savvy. Upon registering, you will be sent a link to the ZOOM retreat along with an alternate call-in number. So if you are NOT TECH SAVVY, you can simply call-in via phone and participate this way. It is very simple. You will also be sent by EMAIL the schedule; all materials needed for the retreat along with the Loyola Retreat Manual.

Tentative VIRTUAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Friday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, First Presentation, Night Prayer
Saturday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Second Presentation
Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Third Presentation
Saturday, 7:15pm – 8:15pm: Evening Examen, Faith Sharing, Night Prayer
Sunday, 9:30am – 10:30am: Morning Prayer, Fifth Presentation
Sunday, 11:00am – LIVESTREAM MASS
*Optional: Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Direction via Zoom