First Thursday morning of the month. Begins with the rosary at 8:30 am followed by Mass. This special prayer group, for the mentally ill and their families, meets every week in order to share and find strength and peace. In praying the rosary, they ask the Blessed Mother to intercede for family and friends who suffer from mental illness. Those who participate find solace in gathering together at St. Ignatius Retreat House and no one is afraid or embarrassed to seek out others in similar situations. They share their own encounters and healings in order to encourage one another and in an attempt to erase the stigma attached to mental illness. Everyone is welcome. Coffee/Tea and cake after Mass.
Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2013 Presenter: TBA Price: $270pp private; $220pp semi-private and $200 commuter. The retreat will begin Friday evening with 5pm check-in, followed by dinner at 6 pm. all retreatants are welcome to join us prior to check-in at our 4pm Liturgy. Please call (516)621-8300 x37 for more information or to register.
March 6, 2010. 6:30pm-9pm. This evening will focus on the importance of nurturing your personal faith-life as well as the faith-life of your family. Presenter: Anne McCoy SSJ. $75pp or $125 per couple includes presentation and dinner.
Thursday, March 25 6:30pm-9:30pm. Enjoy a lovely candlelight dinner with a three-choice entree and live music for you dining pleasure performed by the Sacred Heart Church Children’s Choir. Come and be seated with others, bring a friend, or book a table, but do come! Treat yourself and support your retreat house at the same time. $85 pp. ..Menu: Salad: Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, endive salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette; 2 Choice Appetizer: Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Buer Blanc or Guinness battered Shrimp with Pappadew Remoulade; 3 Choice Dinner: Grilled Petite Lamb Chops with a Fresh Mint and Sherry Demy Glaze or Prime Rib Au jus or Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon; 2 Choice Dessert: Red Velvet Skyscraper Cake or Chocolate Mousse Crepes with Fresh Whipped Cream; Coffee & Tea
March 28 (Palm Sunday), 1pm-2pm. Free will offering. Presenter: John Iacono, a member of St. Mary’s Parish, recently made a pilgrimage and study program to the Holy Land and has returned very well informed to present a power point presentation of photos and facts surrounding Jesus’ s last days and hours leading up to his crucifixion, death and burial, historical details not generally known by the public. It would be an excellent preparation for our own journey with Jesus during Holy Week. All are invited. A free will offering for the support of the retreat house would be most appreciated. Call 516-621-8300 x 15 to register.
January 15-17. The purpose is to support individuals who have lost their jobs, are in danger of losing their jobs, have been unemployed for a long period, are seeking employment for the first time or are seeking to return to the workforce after many years. The workshops being offered are: Friday evening: “I lost my job, what do I do next?” Saturday morning: Personal Well-Being – Techniques in dealing with the stress of unemployment. Saturday afternoon: Writing effective resumes, revising existing resumes and key facts to include in a resume. Saturday evening: Interview – How to handle a phone interview, how to prep for and handle in person interview and how to follow-up. Sunday morning: How to Network into a New Job. Each presentation will be given by a professional man or woman, who experienced one of the above situations in their own life. Questions may be referred to S. Josephine Daspro, CSJ at 631-273-1187 x 43. Offering for the workshops is a free will offering. St. Joseph Renewal Center is located at 1725 Brentwood Rd., Brentwood, New York 11717.
January 18-21: Women’s 3 Day Retreat Everyday Graces: Recognizing our Spiritual Gifts Presenter: Deacon Tom Evrard Begins with 6:30pm dinner Friday and ends 1pm Monday. Check in 5pm. You are welcome to join us for 4pm Mass. Cost: 3 nights: $390 private, $345 semi-private, $320 commuter. Limited number of suites (rooms with private baths). Call 516-621-8300 x 15 for information and registration.
January 24-27: Men’s 3 day retreat. Presenter: Fr. Thomas Marciniak, SJ. Begins with 6:30pm dinner Thursdayand ends 1pm Sunday. Check in 5pm. You are welcome to join us for 4pm Mass. Cost: 3 nights: $390 private, $345 semi-private, $320 commuter. Limited number of suites (rooms with private baths). Call 516-621-8300 x 15 for information and registration.
March 5-7. A wonderful two day retreat focusing on trying to live in the present moment amidst our ever more demanding lives. This retreat is presented by Sr. Carol Marozzi, SSJ. Sr. Carol worked in Ministry Formation and in Vocation Ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 8 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Theology and Spirituality. She also engages in retreat work and spiritual direction around the country for individuals and various groups and organizations. The retreat begins with dinner at 6:30 (you are more than welcome to join us of 4:00pm mass) and ends with mass at 11:00 and lunch at noon. Cost: $355pp for suite; $270pp for private room; $225 pp semi-private and $200 for commuter.
Sunday, February 28: 3pm-5pm If you are looking for a new way to evangelize those seeking their way back home to God, the dramatic liturgical presentation of “The Prodigal Daughter” is a great way to touch the heart and soul. This unique depiction of one woman’s struggle to return home in spite of her own acknowledged sin is written and performed by Doreen Firestone. She is not only a professional Broadway and opera singer/actress, but is a Roman Catholic and a convert from Judaism. The performance is truly a unique living meditation in line with the Ignatian Spirituality. After the performance, Doreen will be available to offer her testemonial to how the redemptive power of Jesus Christ transformed her life. Free will donation. Advanced registration is required.