St. Joseph/St. Raphael Parish tries to provide 2-3 retreat opportunities per year. Some of these are short, on-site mornings or evenings of reflection, such as our Advent and Lenten Retreats. Other retreats are scheduled off-site and for longer periods of time, such as the 2013 Pine Forest Retreat which was held in Glen Helen. We also try to pass along the best opportunities for spiritual renewal held in our local area.
Celtic Lenten Retreat
Special Guest Presenter: Lauren Horstman Burdette
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
St. Raphael Church
Lunch of Irish stew, leek & potato soup, & Irish soda bread
with live Celtic music to follow in Hoban Hall.
pdf 2017 Advent Retreat (790 KB) - This is the online version of our retreat held December 16, 2017, The Journey.
2017 Lenten Retreat (341 KB)- This is the online version of our retreat held March 11, 2017, Dying So That We May Rise.
pdf 2016 Advent Retreat (186 KB)- This is the online version of Songs and Scriptures held in December 2016.
pdf 2016 Lector Retreat (403 KB) - This is the online version of the retreat we offered live in October. Grab a partner (if you have one available) and take time to reflect on the Scriptures and your calling to proclaim the Word of God to our community.
document 2016 Online Lenten Retreat (35 KB) - Take time this Lent for prayer and meditation and walk with Jesus on “The Road to Calvary.” This mini-retreat focuses on the path of mercy that led Christ to the cross.
document 2015 Online Advent Retreat (61 KB) - This is a do-it-yourself, at-home, self-contained retreat experience. You can go through the entire retreat sitting at your computer in about 2 hours, or break it into 4 shorter segments and spread the retreat out over several sittings.