Unfortunately our commemorative patio will not be staying at Inisfada after its imminent closing in June 2013. We are working on its ultimate destination and will keep you up to date via the website and facebook. Please keep checking as we get more information we will update accordingly. We are working on re-setting this amazing patio in an equally spiritual and meaningful place as Inisfada. Stay tuned …. For more information call Lisa at (516)621-8300 x21.
Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7 ~ Practical ways to improve our spiritual journey; Presented by Betty Hill Crowson. This weekend retreat, for women in all recovery programs, addresses the underlying issues beneath our fear, doubt, and insecurity. Through presentations, humor, optional group sharing, music and ritual, participants will be given practical means of overcoming daily anxieties in order to move into a faith that works: a faith that helps us feel grounded and safe, provides guidance and direction, and empowers us to stretch and grow into the women we were born to be. Prices for this retreat: $270 pp private, $220 pp semi-private and $200 pp commuter. All Retreats begin Friday evening with 5pm check-in, followed by 6pm dinner ~ All retreatants are welcome to join us at our 4pm Liturgy. Please call (516)621-8300 x37 for more information or to register.
Betty Hill Crowson is a seasoned 12-step retreat director, author, life coach, and speaker/presenter. She helps men and women clarify their goals, identify their priorities and values, and make the changes necessary to bring harmony, balance, and fulfillment into their lives.
For more information about Betty Crowson and her programs & retreats go to www.thejoyisinthejourney.com
Free will offering. Come to one, come to all!
Saturday, January 21, 2012 1pm – 4pm Presenter: Angie Cruz (Topic TBD)
Future Dates :
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7pm – 9pm Presenter: Fr. Bill Walsh SJ, (Topic TBD)
Saturday, March 10, 2012 1pm – 4pm Presenter: George Reich (Topic TBD)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7pm – 9pm Presenter: Carol Mackey (Topic TBD)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7pm – 9pm (Topic TBD)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 1pm – 4pm (Topic TBD)
Wii resume in the fall of 2012. Begin your week aligning your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi Easy ~ Enjoy 7 weeks of Tai Chi with Fern Cameron, DC. Mondays: October 3, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14 and 21. Times: Class A: 11:00-12:30 Class B: 12:45-2:15. Cost: $126 for the series.
Tai Chi is a series of graceful, centering movements (some call Tai Chi “meditation in motion”) which when practiced regularly strengthens the body, calms and sharpens the mind, and lifts the spirit. Tai Chi Easy is a carefully developed approach that makes Tai Chi more assessable and conducive for learning and eventually for practicing on one’s own. Instead of the traditional 24 or 48 movements, Tai Chi Easy uses only 5 essential movements so that learning Tai Chi is not only easier but also beneficial right from the beginning. The class will begin with gentle, flowing movements along with relaxed breathing in preparation for performing the Tai Chi Easy movements. At the conclusion of this series of classes each student will have a self-empowering wellness routine which can be incorporated into their daily life.
Fern Cameron, D.C. has been a wholistic chiropractor for the past 24 years. Teaching Tai Chi is aligned with Fern’s chiropractic philosophy – the healing takes place through the integration of body, mind and spirit. Over the years, Fern has studied with many outstanding Tai Chi teachers and is certified as a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. Fern has also been trained in the Arthritis Foundation’s, Tai Chi for Arthritis” program. Fern is the creator of the workshop, A Wholistic Approach to Strengthening the Brain and Calming the Mind. She is enthusiastic to share this easier to learn form of Tai Chi which can be practiced throughout one’s life, enhancing one’s sense of vitality, strength and inner peace.
This class is appropriate for people of all fitness levels as the moves are gentle and easily adaptable.
Call Fern at (516)621-0316 for more details.
Thursday, April 7 (for 4 Thursdays starting March 24) 7:30pm-9pm . How would you like to look at Ignatian Spirituality and deepen the 12 step experience of recovery? Evelyn Sheehan and Irene Rush Nolan, both spiritual directors and staff associates at St. Ignatius, will take you through the process.
Last Session: April 14. $15pp per session. Advance registration required.
Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3. Presenter: TBA The retreat will begin on Friday with 5pm check-in (you are invited to join as at our 4pm Liturgy) and 6pm dinner and the retreat will end Sunday with 11:15 Mass followed by lunch at noon. $300pp private room & $250pp semi-private. For more details call (516)621-8300 ex.37
Saturday, January 26 10am-12pm. Are you looking for ways to integrate God into your work day? Join us to hear what others are doing. Joan McGovern and Vince Buzzeo will facilitate this gathering of business professionals, by providing participants with the tools to integrate their faith, family and careers. The series will provide the opportunity for open discussion, presentation of current workplace topics, and a safe support system to express the triumphs and challenges of living one’s faith day-to-day. The sessions will be interactive and new participants are always welcome to join.. $25pp per session (walk-ins $35pp). Please call (516)621-8300 ext. 15 for advanced registration. Minimum 8 registrants. Future Dates: March 30, May 18.
Joan M. McGovern Joan deepened her faith when she became a Eucharistic Minister, at St. Joseph’s Church – Garden City, in 2002. Upon participating in a Beginning Experience weekend in 2003, Joan realized the movement of the Holy Spirit and accepted the invitation to more directly pursue her faith journey which lead to a leadership role within the team; facilitating several weekends, through 2005. Wanting to assist others to recognize the presence of Jesus in their lives, Joan pursued the Diocesan 2-year Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI) program, receiving her certificate in June, 2009 and continues to provide leadership support with members of the Office of Faith Formation, as an Alumni Coordinator. Having completed the 19th Annotation in 2010, Joan is preparing for her next two years pursuing the Spiritual Direction certification program, at Brentwood. As a 25+ year Vice President in the Treasury Services division of a major financial institution, Joan felt the need to integrate her faith more directly into her career life. Through discussions with her Spiritual Director and another business colleague, the development of the “Workplace Spirituality” series, at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, was established.
Vince Buzzeo Vince is a husband and father of 3. Vince’s faith development was expedited when he became a grade school catechist for his home parish of St. Brigid, Westbury in 1994. In 2000, at the encouragement of his pastor he enrolled in the Diocesan Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI). Upon gaining his certificate in 2002, Vince subsequently completed additional certificates in Family Ministry & Advocacy (2003), Youth Ministry (2004) & Spiritual Growth (2006). As Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Brigid Church since 2004, Vince works with high school teens in ongoing faith formation and spiritual growth by offering prayer, retreats, Christian leadership development and service mission experiences. Vince was trained in Spiritual Direction under the Sacred Space/Holy Listening internship at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House has been in practice there since 2007. He has completed the 19th Annotation Retreat. Currently, Vince is a vice President in a major financial institution’s Information Risk management team. Trough prayerful discernment, the development of the “Workplace Spirituality” series, at St. Ignatius Retreat House, was established.
Wednesday, March 7 10am-12pm Come join us for our Lenten Book Series: Radical Gratitude by Mary Jo Leddy. The series will take place every Wednesday from 10am-12pm for 6 weeks. Facilitator Jan LaBorne. $60pp for the series or $55pp if the book is purchased at the St. Ignatius book store. Future Dates: 14, 21, 28 and April 4. NB: April 18 10am – 11:30am there will be a Morning of Prayer for all those who have participated in the book series and others. Facilitated by Jan LaBorne. Free will donation. Future dates: May 16 & June 13.
From one of Canada’s most courageous religious Writers and social activists comes this invitation to imagine gratitude as the most radical attitude to living life. Gratitude bridges the gulf between our spiritual and material concerns. The dissatisfaction bred into us by advertising and consumerism is soul-destroying and dispiriting. Gratitude arises in that space where are deepest longings find the glass of life to be half-full rather than half-empty. By coming to appreciate the earthly things around us that give true joy, we open the path to greater authenticity and discover what is most real in ourselves. “I believe that at least once in our lives, perhaps once in a year, maybe even once a day, we are recalled to our true selves and to the meaning of our lives. Such revelations are given to each of us in generous recurrence. These invitations can be missed, denied, accepted or rejected – life impresses but it does not impose.”
Mary Jo Leddy is not a pop psychologist offering placebos. Her insights are garnered from her active life divided between university teaching and co-managing a 4-house refugee sanctuary in downtown Toronto. He rinsights in this book are both accessible and authentic. Appreciating what we have been given provides more real satisfaction than endless cravings for more.
Friday, May 6 – Saturday, May, 7 Presented by Georgina McKee, RN. Starting Friday with 6pm dinner and ending Saturday at 12pm with lunch. $150pp.