Lenten Retreats for Parish Leaders

A God Who Hears His People

Parish leaders – priests, deacons and staff – are encouraged to join together for a day of prayer and personal reflection around the coming changes in parish structures as part of the Beacons of Light pastoral process. We hope to create a space for hospitality, listening and encounter with the Holy Spirit.

The day’s theme is A God Who Hears His People featuring Josh Danis, national director for Alpha in a Catholic Context, and hosted by the Center for the New Evangelization in conjunction with the Office of Parish Vitality.

Monday, March 21st

St. Margaret of York (Cincinnati)

Tuesday, March 22nd


Wednesday, March 23rd

St. Ignatius

Thursday, March 24th

St. Michael
(North – Ft. Loramie)

Cost: $10.00 a person and includes lunch

The day will include hospitality and light refreshments, four brief talks, praise and worship, prayer, Adoration, lunch, and small group conversation. 


  • Optional morning Mass (varies by location)
  • 9:30 begins check-in with hospitality
  • 10:00 Session 1: A People Who Cry Unto Their God
  • 11:00 Session 2: A God Who Comes to His People
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 Session 3: A God Who Empowers His People
  • 1:45 Adoration
  • 2:15 Session 4: A God Who Inspires His People
  • 3:00 Closing Prayer & Dismissal