Ignatian Spirituality - Adult Formation - Youth Formation

Ignatian Spirituality is the lens through which we see and prepare our faith formation for all ages. Our mission is to help people develop the spirituality of St. Ignatius. Our programs offer education/faith formation, group and individual prayer, and retreat experiences.  Registration is open for Youth Faith Formation.  Scroll down to see Adult Education opportunities.
Adult Ed: Everyday Discernment: An Ignatian Approach to Inviting God into your Decisions:  
July - August   Six-week sessions
Based on the insights of St. Ignatius, the workshop focuses on how to recognize and invite God into our decision making.


 This is the link for Faith Formation Registration 2019-2020
Use the same email and password if you already have a WeShare account. If you cannot pay at this time use the “pay by check option”.
  • Opportunities to help in Faith Formation:
    • 2nd grade First Reconciliation/First Communion Team needs 1 assistant
    • 3rd grade and 4th grade (We Believe book series) needs 1 lead teacher and 1 assistant 
    • Pre-Confirmation  - needs 1 assistant teacher – meets twice a month
    • Confirmation  8-10 table leaders needed - meets twice a month

* Catechists with children in Faith Formation use the “pay by check” option because Faith Formation is free if you are teaching.

  • Youth GroupWe offer ongoing service opportunities for Middle and High School students throughout the year. For questions about these service opportunities contact Cathy Chiappetta, Faith Formation Director.

Everyday Discernment: An Ignatian Approach to Inviting God into your Decisions: July - August   REGISTRATION

CHARISMS and TALENTS - A workshop that blends the best of Spiritual Charisms and Strengthsfinder Talents!  August 7, 14 and 21 Wednesdays in Biss Hall 6:30pm Adults interested in self-discovery for a deeper focus on life opportunities, giving back with your talents, or in time of transition. Contact: [email protected]

Programs starting soon:

  • The Prayer of the Daily ExamenFind a path towards what our hearts most deeply desire, and develop our growing friendship in love with God in this daily prayer.

  • St Peter Ignatian Encounter: An 8-week Directed Prayer Experience. Contact Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ.

  • The Spiritual Exercises: The full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a path to deep conversion and discipleship.Contact Fr.John Michalowski, SJ or Fr.Jim Bowler, SJ. For more information on Directed Individual Retreats or the Spiritual Exercises, contact Allain Andry or Christine Pearson.

  • Seasonal Retreat - Our Ignatian Spirituality team presents Saturday morning contemplative retreats during Advent and Lent.

    en your experience of Advent and Lent by attending a Saturday morning retreat that combines reflection on the theme, a guided group meditation of imaginative contemplative prayer, private meditation and paired participant sharing. 
    St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality Team

The Kennedy Lecture is an annual event that is the gift of Thomas and Richard Kennedy, in memory of their parents, Keith and Joan Kennedy. This series aims to challenge us and to stimulate thinking by engaging prominent persons in the field of religion and ethics.  The 2020 Kennedy Lecture will feature Thomas Massaro, S.J., a Professor of Moral Theology at Fordham University. The topic will center on the environment and Pope Francis' Care for Our Common Home initiative.

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Daily Offering Prayer

O Jesus, I come before you at the beginning of this day. I gaze at your face, I look upon your side pierced by the lance. Your wounded heart speaks to me of God’s love poured out for us. Take, Lord, and receive my heart: the words of faith that I speak, the works of justice I would do, my joys and sufferings. When I come to the Eucharistic table, gather my offerings to your own for the life of the world. At the end of the day, place me with Mary, your mother, and for her sake take me to your Heart. Amen.
By: Fr. James Devereaux, S.J.