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 6:00pm 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 and Mid-Week Retreat Schedule

April 16 – 18, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Led by Fr. Kirk Reynolds and Marie Santana
Sponsored by:  Women's Spring

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.

April 27 – 29, 2021 – MID-WEEK RETREAT -The Sermon On The Mount

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Retreat Leader:  Steve Pugliese, S.J.

The theme for this retreat is “The Sermon On The Mount: The Lord’s Blueprint for Living a Faith Based Life and the Key to Spiritual Freedom.” Psalm 4 asks, “What can bring us happiness, many say?” True happiness, or joy as the scriptures describe it, can only come from living God’s will. In Matthew, chapters 5 through 7, Jesus explains to his disciples what that means for daily living in this collection by the evangelist of the Lord’s sayings. Seemingly simple, they ask for a profound transformation of our inner selves and a willingness to be transformed into disciples who walk humbly with our God. Join us as we explore the depths of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount and its many challenges to the Lord’s faithful who seek that one thing necessary.

April 30 – May 2, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Led by Fr. Steve Pugliese
Sponsored by:  Lovett/Lourdes-St. Luke's-St. Al's, Jersey City-St. Paul's Princeton-Master Christi-Loyola Summit-Morristown K of C-Fordham Alumni

The theme for this retreat is “The Sermon On The Mount: The Lord’s Blueprint for Living a Faith Based Life and the Key to Spiritual Freedom.” Psalm 4 asks, “What can bring us happiness, many say?” True happiness, or joy as the scriptures describe it, can only come from living God’s will. In Matthew, chapters 5 through 7, Jesus explains to his disciples what that means for daily living in this collection by the evangelist of the Lord’s sayings. Seemingly simple, they ask for a profound transformation of our inner selves and a willingness to be transformed into disciples who walk humbly with our God. Join us as we explore the depths of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount and its many challenges to the Lord’s faithful who seek that one thing necessary.

May 14 – 16, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – Following Jesus: Our Mandate for Mercy

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Retreat Director:  Linda Baratte, assisted by Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.

The Hebrew word hesed defies an easy English translation.  Lovingkindness, fierce loyalty, womblike compassion, covenant love, mercy... No matter the wording, this hesed, this mercy has been seen as the most ennobling of God's attributes, finding its fullest expression in the life and witness of Jesus.  In our retreat weekend we will explore this supreme Christian virtue, using four Gospel stories as our guide:

*Mercy as Forgiving Ourselves -- The Woman Caught in Adultery

*Mercy as Forgiving Others -- The Parable of the Prodigal Son

*Mercy as Healing -- The Bent-over Woman

*Mercy Proclaimed with Radical Gratitude -- The Woman Who Anointed Jesus

God's name is Mercy.  Through study, sharing, and prayer, we will commit once again to making that name our own.

While we will not be following the format of the traditional Preached and Directed retreats this weekend, there will be ample opportunity for personal time spent in meditation, walking in our beautiful gardens, participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation, and sharing in the Sunday Mass together. 

May 21 – 23, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – The Gift of Desperation

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Led by Fr. Tom Marciniak and Karen Florance
Sponsored by:  St. Catherine, Glen Rock- Mount Carmel, Ridgewood

As we look back on the year 2020, can we find something to be thankful for? 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 a weekend retreat in-person or virtually, as we ponder The Gift of Desperation which can lead us to the Grace of Radical Gratitude.

June 4 – 6, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – Ignatian Retreat

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

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

Led by Steve Pugliese, S.J.
Sponsored by:  Women's June

This retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through silence, solitude and Scriptural prayer, this retreat is designed to help you discover God’s life within.