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 for men, women and sometimes co-ed. A typical weekend retreat at Loyola begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm 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

September 6 – 8, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. 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.  

Sponsored by: Saddle Brook-St. Kateri Tekakwitha St. Mary's-Deacons-St. Al's, NYC-Saint Kateri, Sparta- Notre Dame-Founders-St. Teresa, Summit Fr. Michael J. McGivney-Sandiwa

September 13 – 15, 2019 – COED WEEKEND RETREAT – St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Ignatius Loyola – Prayer In The Challenges Of Daily Living

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Manresa Companions:  Bob Guigliano, Ph.D. psychologist and spiritual director, Rick D'Aversa, a mentor in the spirituality of the 12 steps and the Spiritual Exercises and Barbara Stahley, spiritual director, certified Christian life Coach and giver of Bible workshops.  

As we all well know, life is a journey. We come from the heart and mind of the mystery of God, are born into this world to know, love, praise and serve God and return to the heart of God in eternal life. It is that middle phase that makes and breaks us, wounds and hurts us, is full of joy and sorrow but nevertheless enables us to love and be loved and with God’s grace to grow and flourish.

The sessions of this weekend retreat will be an opportunity to become familiar with how St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face and Saint Ignatius Loyola were transformed by grace in facing the painful challenges they were confronted with in their lives. God has given them to us and the Church holds them out to us so we can learn from them about what is possible in and through prayer.

We will have an overview of their lives, family influences, major crises of faith and the challenges they necessarily had to deal with over the course of their spiritual development. We will tease out the “takeaways” they have for us now and imagine what might they say to one another about the life of prayer, service and relationship with God.

During each meeting we will open with prayer and music, have a presentation on the theme, pray contemplatively with a passage from their writing or a scripture passage and end with prayer in the spirit of Thérèse and Ignatius. There will be handouts with suggestions for prayer and reading.

Sponsored by:  Women's September Retreat - Mount Manresa Men & Women - Jesuit Alumni

September 27 – 29, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J. and Karen Florance

St. Ignatius always urged retreatants to be keenly aware of their life circumstances - what was going on interiorly in the heart and exteriorly in the world and in the Church. So, during our preached weekend retreat we will look into the signs of the times by the light of faith and pray to devote ourselves more wholeheartedly to the service of the Gospel. Through our baptismal commitment we want to be attentive to the needs of all that sharing their grief and pain, their joy and hope, we may faithfully proclaim the healing that Christ brings to our fractured and broken world and Church. Through our weekend retreat we want to become more courageous and bold in sharing Christ's mission in our world today.

Sponsored by:  St. Anthony-Hudson Co. Lawyers-Crusaders (St. Mary's Colts Neck) - Le Moyne College Alumni

October 4 – 6, 2019 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Discerning Your Life Through The Spiritual Exercises

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter

The Spiritual Exercises have been recognized as an inspired guide to the development of a deeper Christian spirituality ever since St. Ignatius completed them in 1533. Great saints and countless ordinary people have been spiritually shaped through this powerful experience. This system of meditation and prayer continues to be the backbone of Ignatian retreats, where seekers come to examine their lives, contemplate their futures, face their decisions, and revitalize their souls.

Sponsored by:  Our Lady of the Rosary Women's Retreat

October 11 – 13, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. 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.

Sponsored by:  Christus Rex - St. Michael's Netcong - Loyola Holy Name Passaic - St. Joseph - St. Jude - Loyola Retreat Club - New Providence

November 1 – 3, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Ignatian Spiritiual Retreat

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Loyola retreats are based on themes/dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through silence, solitude and Scriptural prayer, each retreat is designed to help you discover God’s life within.

Sponsored by:  Henry Conte

November 8 – 10, 2019 – COED WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J. and Karen Florance

St. Ignatius always urged retreatants to be keenly aware of their life circumstances - what was going on interiorly in the heart and exteriorly in the world and in the Church. So, during our preached weekend retreat we will look into the signs of the times by the light of faith and pray to devote ourselves more wholeheartedly to the service of the Gospel. Through our baptismal commitment we want to be attentive to the needs of all that sharing their grief and pain, their joy and hope, we may faithfully proclaim the healing that Christ brings to our fractured and broken world and Church. Through our weekend retreat we want to become more courageous and bold in sharing Christ's mission in our world today.

Sponsored by:  Women's Thanksgiving Retreat - Joe Leone Open My Eyes Group - Le Moyne College Alumni

November 22 – 24, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Ignatian Spiritiual Retreat

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Loyola retreats are based on themes/dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through silence, solitude and Scriptural prayer, each retreat is designed to help you discover God’s life within.

Sponsored by:  Thanksgiving Retreat

December 6 – 8, 2019 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Discerning Your Life Through The Spiritual Exercises

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter

The Spiritual Exercises have been recognized as an inspired guide to the development of a deeper Christian spirituality ever since St. Ignatius completed them in 1533. Great saints and countless ordinary people have been spiritually shaped through this powerful experience. This system of meditation and prayer continues to be the backbone of Ignatian retreats, where seekers come to examine their lives, contemplate their futures, face their decisions, and revitalize their souls.

Sponsored by:  West Hudson

December 13 – 15, 2019 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Ignatian Spiritual Retreat

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.

Led by Rev. Steve Pugliese, S.J.

Loyola retreats are based on themes/dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through silence, solitude and Scriptural prayer, each retreat is designed to help you discover God’s life within.

Sponsored by: Women's Advent Retreat