Name: Mary Whiteside, 847-907-3450,


Retreats are spiritual formation opportunities for parishioners and non-parishioners to take time to concentrate on their relationships with God. Retreats incorporate prayer, spiritual talks, rituals and discussion.  They can be varied in length and can be either off-campus or on-campus. For dates of all Retreats, click Events below


dsc_0219cBeloved Retreat led by Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

January 20-22, 2017

University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL

Cost: $175 (includes private room and restroom and meals)

This very popular retreat is run 3 times per year through Old St. Pat’s church in Chicago with great success and they are sharing their beautiful experience with Holy Family! We have 36 available spots for those who wish to attend a powerful and meaningful retreat. This is an opportunity to grow spiritually and to take a break from the challenges of our world and focus on what truly matters. All are welcome and it is not necessary to be Catholic or a member of Holy Family to attend. All are welcome! Give us a call to learn more! Terry Nelson Johnson will be hosting the 2017 Beloved Retreat. Here is more information on Terry.

Click here for the Beloved flyer.

  • “Spirit Journey Mini Retreats”
    • These mini retreats are offered several times a year, including Advent and Lent.  They are one and a half hour sessions, offered for 4-6 weeks.  The retreats include weekly spiritual faith formation topics, prayer, Scripture, Saintly life model inspirations, Catholic rituals, and Spiritual Companioning.  Watch for next offering.  Leader: Spiritual Direction Ministry, Mimi Ferlita OFS, 847-907-3412 or
  • Spiritual Companion Circle – Facilitated by the Spiritual Companion Ministry – Wednesdays, July 15, 29, and August 12, 2015, 10:00 am-11:15 am – This is a summer opportunity to meet new people, enhance your Scripture reflections, and personalize gratitude living through your stories. All are welcomed to a new experience leading us toward spiritual grounding, enabling us to embrace the real beauty of God’s presence in the midst of the unexpected. To register, contact Mimi Ferlita, OFS at 847-907-3412 or



Get Real: Religion with Two Feet on the Ground

Jack Shea, Whole Person Care in times of Transition, Oct 2013

Beloved Retreat – November 8-10 – with Fr. Terry Keehan and Fr. Michael Sparough
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