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

December 13 – 15, 2019 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

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

Led by Rev. 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.

Sponsored by: Women's Advent Retreat

January 10 – 12, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Morris County

January 17 – 19, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

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

Led by:  Rev. 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.

Sponsored by:  Dominic Galdieri

January 24 – 26, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Embracing Who You Are

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
(Optional Thursday, January 23 arrival/check-in any time after 3pm for St. Ignatius Parish, New York retreatants) 

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Many of us want to live the life God intended for us.  We seek to live good and meaningful lives.  The secret is it is not somewhere ‘out there’ waiting to be discovered.  It’s somewhere deep within waiting to be embraced.    

Sponsored by:  Fr. Storck and St. Ignatius NY

January 31 – February 2, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Embracing Who You Are

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

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Many of us want to live the life God intended for us.  We seek to live good and meaningful lives.  The secret is it is not somewhere ‘out there’ waiting to be discovered.  It’s somewhere deep within waiting to be embraced.    

Sponsored by:  St. Isaac Jogues

February 7 – 9, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Discerning Your Life Through The Spiritual Exercises

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Fr. Washington -Frank Van Alen - Sussex-Union Co. K of C

February 21 – 23, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

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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.

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.

Sponsored by: Fr. Shealy

February 28 – March 1, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Pat McGann - Monmouth-NY Labor Spotswood K of C - Smith Igoe, Barrett-Milltown K of C (Moved from Frank Van Alen weekend)

March 6 – 8, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Garibaldi - Tighe - Our Lady of the Mount

March 20 – 22, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

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

Led by:  Rev. 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.

Sponsored by:  St. Catharine - Holmdel - St. Justin

March 27 – 29, 2020 – MEN & WOMEN WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Joseph M. Byrne - St. Frances Cabrini - St. Rose of Lima - Jesuit Alumni (Georgetown) 

April 3 – 5, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Freedom and Awareness

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  St. Christopher - Dineen - Wall Street - Bergen Co. - St. James - Rockland Co. - Most Blessed Sacrament

April 17 – 19, 2020 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Embracing Who You Are

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

Led by Rev. George Collins, S.J.

Many of us want to live the life God intended for us.  We seek to live good and meaningful lives.  The secret is it is not somewhere ‘out there’ waiting to be discovered.  It’s somewhere deep within waiting to be embraced.    

Sponsored by:  Women's Spring

May 1 – 3, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Discerning Your Life Through The Spiritual Exercises

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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:  Lovett/Lourdes-St. Luke's-St. Al's Jersey City - St. Paul's Princeton - Mater Christi - Loyola Summit - Morristown K of C

May 15 – 17, 2020 – MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – The Sermon On The Mount

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

Led by:  Rev. 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.

Sponsored by:  St. Catharine, Glen Rock - Mount Carmel, Ridgewood

May 29 – 31, 2020 – WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT – Praying With A Suffering Church

Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00pm 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 Praying Hands

June 5 – 7, 2020 – MEN & WOMEN WEEKEND RETREAT – Inner Healing: Our Wounds Open The Way To Grace

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

Led by Anna Graziano, Spiritual Director

Many people suffer today spiritually, physically and emotionally due to painful past memories or events in their lives. Through Inner Healing we invite Jesus into those places to touch and heal with his tender love and mercy restoring us to wholeness and free.