Invitations to Pray and Build Community

YMC Hands (1)Young Married Couples Faith Sharing & Fellowship: Young married couples (married less than 10 years) gather to pray and reflect on our faith life as a married couple. A program for young children (infant to 6 years) is provided in the adjacent room. Gatherings for summer 2017 are June 17 and August 26 from 4-5pm in McKenna Hall. Please email Catherine Heinhold at to RSVP and include the names and ages of any children who will join the program for children.

Christian Meditation: All interested in centering prayer are welcome to gather with parishioners in the Chapel of St. Ignatius every Thursday from 6:00–6:30 pm to meditate in the John Main tradition. No prior experience or registration is necessary. For more information about Christian Meditation, contact Jack Person at 202-569-3180 or through email at

Praying with the Women and Men in the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP): Come and experience the co-mingling of the 12 Steps with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Share a meal and be led in prayer by the ladies and men who make the Ignatian Spirituality Project retreats, which are designed for women and men who are in recovery from homelessness and addictions. We gather in McKenna Hall during the season of Advent. Prior registration is not necessary. For more information about the Ignatian Spirituality Project, please go to

YAC Ignatian Evenings of Prayer: Washington area young adults are invited to pray in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola. There are over 17 ways of praying found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, various prayer forms will be introduced during the evening. There will be time for silence and small group sharing. Fellowship with refreshments will be available in the garden after the prayer. These evenings are currently under development. Contact Martina O’Shea ( for details.

Zen Meditation: A small group of parishioners gather every Saturday morning from 7:30-8:45 am for walking and sitting meditation. No prior experience or registration is necessary. All are welcome to join us in the Upper Room, where we begin the meditation. Please contact Robert Druecker at if you intend to come or if you have any questions.