Holy Week and the celebration of Easter for Catholics and Christians is a mere two weeks away. If rejuvenating your faith is among your plans this Lenten season, here’s a list of retreat/recollection schedules and locations to help you out:
1. “Poor: A Way to Sanctity” Lenten Pilgrimage
Date: March 21, 2015, Saturday, whole day
Venue: Different churches including the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan and six other churches
Details: Journey with Jesus during this pilgrimage and discover the riches of your faith.
Organizer: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
For reservations and inquiries, please contact: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City Parish Office Tel. No: (632) 7319306 / (632) 7408878 Website: http://www.nsollqc.com/
2. Lenten Recollection: “Following Jesus, the Coach of Compassion and Model of Mindfulness”
Date: March 21, 2015, Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Venue: 70 Scout Fernandez St. Barangay Laging Handa, QC
Details: This is a recollection-seminar open to all.
Organizer: Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii
For reservations and inquiries, please contact: Regina Rosarii Center for Contemplative Prayer Look for Sr. Ding Tel. No: (632) 3725327 / (63) 928-7545475 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / http://reginarosarii.org
Date: March 21, 2015, Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Venue: Layforce Chapel, San Carlos Pastoral Formation Complex, EDSA Guadalupe, Makati City
Details: Fr. Filemon dela Cruz, O.P. will be giving the recollection.
Organizer: Katolikong Pinoy and the Lay Formation Center (Layforce) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila
For reservations and inquiries, please contact: Tel. No: (632) 8960607 / 8958855 loc. 300, 301 Email: email@example.com
4. Vacation With the Lord Holy Week Ignatian Retreat
Date: March 27 to April 5, 2015* *Participants can choose to go for a 3-, 5- or 8-day silent retreat
Venue: The retreat will be held at different venues, depending on the dates: Mirador Jesuit Villa, Baguio City (March 27-April 5, March 30-April 5, April 1-April 5) Horacio dela Costa Retreat House, Trece Martires, Cavite (April 1-5) Villa Sta. Luisa, Tagaytay City (March 30-April 5, April 1-April 5)
Details: This is a silent retreat open to everyone who wants to pause and reconnect with God—and themselves—in the middle of a busy year.
Organizer: Christian Life Community of the Philippines
For reservations and inquiries, please contact: Christian Life Community Formation Institute G/F CLC Center, Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Quezon City, Philippines Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. No: (632) 4260074 / (63) 915-8005368 / (63) 939-4674005 More details at http://www.clcphilippines.org/hwr2015/
5. 34th Annual Family Lenten Retreat
Date: April 2, 2015 (Holy Thursday) to April 4, 2015 (Holy Saturday), 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City
Details: The recollection is an annual family retreat sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Cubao, Quezon City. Admission is free.
Organizer: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Cubao, Quezon City
For inquiries, please contact: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Office Tel: (02) 9117378 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OLPHCFLR
6. “Reinvent 2015: God Will Make All Things New”, a “live out” Holy Week retreat
Date: April 2 (Holy Thursday) and April 3 (Good Friday), 2015 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon each day To culminate with a Grand Easter Feast on April 5 (Easter Sunday)
Venue: Thurs-Fri: The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila Sunday: The Arena, SM Mall of Asia
Details: The speakers for this inspiring retreat are Bo Sanchez, Fr. Joel Jason, Rev. Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite and Fr. Bob McConaghy.
Organizer: Beaconlight Events
For reservations and inquiries, please contact: Email: Meann at email@example.com Tel. no.: Aps at +63917-8533693 Website: http://holyweekretreat.com/
7. LOST: Kerygma Lenten Recollection
Date: April 2 (Holy Thursday) until April 4 (Holy Saturday), 2015 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon each day
Venue: Enchanted Kingdom Tent, Santa Rosa City
Details: This is a “live-out” recollection open to all.
Organizer: The Feast Binan and The Feast Santa Rosa
For inquiries, please contact: The organizers via their Event page
8. Individually-guided Holy Week Retreat
Date: April 1 (Holy Wednesday) until April 5 (Easter Sunday), 2015
Venue: San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City and Sacred Heart Retreat House and Seminar Center, Novaliches, Quezon City
Details: The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS Phil) offers directed days of prayer every Holy Week. A group of supervised retreat givers will guide the participants one-on-one through the days of prayer.
Organizer: Center for Ignatian Spirituality
For reservations and inquiries, contact: CENTER FOR IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY (PHIL) Tel. number: (632) 4263240 to 51 Fax number: (632) 4264250 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org To download the registration form, go to http://www.cisphil.org/services/retreats/holy-week-retreat
9. True Life: Holy Week Encounter Retreat
Date: April 3, 2015 (Good Friday) and April 4, 2015 (Holy Saturday)
Venue: Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center, Ortigas
Details: This retreat is open to all and will focus on finding joy and purpose in one’s life.
Organizer: Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center, Ortigas
For inquiries, please contact: Tel. number: 0939-7892777 (Maur) Email: Via the CCF website: http://www.ccf.org.ph/feedback
10. Visita Iglesia Online
Date: All throughout Lent and Holy Week (Accessible online year-round)
Venue: Online at http://visitaiglesia.net/ph/
Details: The Visita Iglesia website offers videos and homilies that the public can use as an “online retreat.”
Organizer: Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines