Have you been wondering how to deepen your spiritual life? The spiritual life is a journey toward the God who is love, a process of deepening our relationships with God and with one another. It takes place in the context of the Church community, made up of Christian fellow travelers. We offer retreats, classes on prayer and a variety of reflection opportunities. There is a large selection of books and audio CD’s on spirituality, prayer, and many other topics that can assist you on the spiritual journey.
For those seeking personal one-on-one assistance, spiritual direction may be for you. Check out the information on the spiritual direction page.
The Adult Retreat Ministry seeks to help members of the St. Andrew the Apostle community attend to this longing. We offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection throughout the year.
A retreat is a time away to be quiet, to pray, to reflect on life and where God is in your life.
The Busy Person’s Retreat is designed to provide an atmosphere of quiet, reflection and adult learning within a supportive community of like-minded adults. It begins on a Friday evening at 6 pm with supper here at the parish and continues Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm with breakfast and lunch included. The cost is $25 to cover the cost of food and supplies.
Dates for the next Busy Person’s Retreat are being planned. If you are interested, contact Cathy Olds.
Members of the retreat ministry team meet monthly to plan and coordinate hospitality for upcoming events and invite any parish member to join this growing ministry. Contact Cathy Olds for more information.
Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Women
Sophia Ministry seeks to empower women to discover God's Divine Wisdom and strength within themselves. Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom. It can be found throughout the Bible as a reference to Divine Wisdom.
The Sophia Ministry is for women who wish to connect with other women of the parish, who yearn to deepen their spirituality and desire to give back to their parish and community.
For more information email Jean Styx or Barbara Walsh
Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Men
A ministry for men of all ages and walks of life is being offered for men interested in reflecting on their human and spiritual journey. The group members encourage one another to embrace and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their homes, workplace and community especially during significant moments and transitions in life. This ministry group meets twice a month for discussion and fellowship, sharing stories and reflection on issues significant to men's spiritual growth.
For more information please email Tim Jones or contact Cathy Olds.
Other Retreat Opportunities
Franciscan Renewal Center
The Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ provides group retreats and private retreat opportunities. Visit their website below of call to request information and prices
www.thecasa.org or call 480-948-7460
St. Rita Abbey Retreat House
The St. Rita Abbey Retreat House in Sonoita, AZ is south of Tucson. Call for reservations between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or write to: Guestmistress, Santa Rita Abbey, HC 1 Box 929, Sonita, AZ 85637
www.santaritaabbey.org or call 520-455-5595
Living Water Retreat Center
The Living Water Retreat Center in Cornville, AZ offers a building for private retreats in a rural setting just north of Camp Verde. The cost is $65 ($110 per couple) per night which includes three meals. Schedule a retreat by calling or writing PO Box 529, Cornville, AZ 86325
www.livingwaterretreatcenter.com or call 928-634-4421
Spiritual Ministry Center
The Spiritual Ministry Center in San Diego, CA has four apartments available and is located in a residential neighborhood one block from the Pacific Ocean. All retreat directors are Catholic sisters. Retreatants meet with a spiritual director daily, have a silent environment in which to pray, read, journal, listen to tapes, sit by the fire on a cool evening or commune with God in the chapel. Eucharistic Liturgy is available daily at a nearby Catholic church. Meals are prepared individually by each retreatant in a well-stocked modern kitchen. For prices contact the Center by emailing to email@example.com or writing to Spiritual Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92107-3407
www.spiritmin.org or call 619-224-9444
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
The Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA offers programs and opportunities for private retreats at a hermitage with two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms for overnight, weekends or longer. Spiritual direction is available but needs to be arranged in advance. For more information call, go to the website, or write to 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436 www.hsrcenter.com or call 818-784-4515
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Join us for some time away from the daily grind ~ step back from the everyday and view your world from a new perspective. On weekdays and weekends, individuals and groups gather at this center on the hill” for a brief respite from their personal cares and worldly pursuits. They find a peaceful, inspirational environment, conducive to thoughtful exploration of both spiritual and temporal matters. At our center you will experience 8 acres of scenic beauty located on a hilltop in on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We offer meeting rooms, overnight and dining accommodations.
Attend one of our retreats and workshops
Day Programs, Weekend Retreats, Extended Retreats and Ongoing Programs.
At Mary and Joseph Retreat Center we offer a variety of sponsored retreats. These are organized by our Center and we provide presenters. These include themes that are spiritual/religious in nature such as contemplative and scriptural retreats, personal development workshops and retreats, recovery retreats for 12 Step participants and other topics related to faith growth and transformation." Mary & Joseph Retreat Center 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275 http://www.maryjoseph.org