2018 Parish Retreat

2018 Parish Retreat

Sat 25 Aug – Sat 22 Sept

Three different retreats will be offered this year. Cost $50.00 (This includes the cost of the book “The First Spiritual Exercises – Four Guided Retreats” for those completing the FSE Retreat.) Books can be collected from Parish Office after registration.

“Inner Peace In Divine Love”

This retreat explores a lover’s relationship, where each desires to give and receive from the other. It begins with the receiver’s experience of love and moves into the gifts of God’s love.

  “Inner Peace In The Service of God”

This retreat begins with profoundly beautiful ways of praying using breath and body. Then it considers service, through the beatitudes, new commandments, virtues, senses, gifts of the Spirit, and works of mercy

Two of the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) as given by St Ignatius Loyola SJ adapted by Michael Hansen SJ.   'First Spiritual Exercises' are a set of prayer exercises, structured in a four-week program.  The retreat is built around personal prayer at home and meeting weekly in a small group with a trained spiritual conversation guide, who leads the process of prayer, listening, sharing and discernment.  If this is your first FSE retreat, it is recommended that you choose “Inner Peace In Divine Love”.

An Ignatian Scripture-based Retreat – In this retreat you will meet weekly with a trained Spiritual Director to share your prayer experience and to determine the scripture passages that you will use for your prayer. (limited places)

Registration Procedure

To register for either retreat, you will need to go to the following link on the parish website to complete the registration process. CLICK HERE FOR TRYBOOKING

If you do not have computer access, you can register at the Parish Office or you can contact Kay Hooper for assistance.If you chose to complete a First Spiritual Exercise Retreat, you will need to nominate the Retreat (Inner Peace in Divine Love – IPDL or Inner Peace in the Service of God – IPSG) and the Group time that is most convenient to you.


Meeting Dates

Opening Session RDC

Saturday 25 August 2pm – 4pm


Tuesday 1 – 3pm SFX

Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18




Tuesdays 7 - 9 RDC

Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18




Wednesdays 1 – 3pm RDC

Aug. 29, Sept. 5 12, 19




Thursdays 9.30 -11.30 RDC

Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20

Closing Session RDC

Saturday 22 September 2pm – 4pm

     Sessions conducted at:                 SFX -St Francis Xavier Church, Mackenzie St. Lavender Bay

                                                           RDC - The Library, Ron Dyer Centre , 42 Ridge St. North Sydney

If you wish to complete an individually-directed retreat, you will need to contact Kay Hooper 0428 830 482 directly to make a mutually convenient time to meet with your spiritual director. There are limited places available.Closing date for Registration for both retreats is: Thursday 23rd August

Any enquiries please contact Kay Hooper 0428 830 482 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.