Retreats at Saint James

Day or Weekend Get-aways Focused on Growing

Throughout the year, Saint James offers several retreat opportunities. A favorite among parishioners is our daylong parish-wide retreat that is open to parishioners of all ages, with programming for children, youth, and adults. We also offer opportunities for smaller retreats at retreat centers in the area that are focused on spiritual growth and practices.

Lenten Silent Retreat Weekend

Retreat Center
Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; show the light of your countenance,and we shall be saved. (Psalm 80:18)
 Join us as we begin the season of Lent in silence, stillness and simplicity.


Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24, 2018


Mariawald Renewal Center
1094 Welsh Rd, Reading, PA 19607
The Retreat will have 36 hours of silence.


$170 per person, includes 2 nights (single or double)6 meals and snacks

Limited number of scholarships available.
Registrations deadline: Monday, February 19

Click here to register


Thursday – February 22, 2018
3:00pm – Participants arrive for registration, check-in and tour
5:30pm – Evening Prayer
6:00pm – Welcome Dinner
7:00pm – Participants meet to discuss the Retreat
8:00pm – Compline
The Great Silence Begins

Friday – February 23, 2018
7:00am – Coffee
8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Morning Prayer (optional meditation following)
Noon – Noon Prayer
12:30pm – Lunch
5:30pm – Evening Prayer
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Compline (optional meditation following)

Saturday – February 24, 2018
8:00am – Breakfast
9:30am – Optional meditation
10:00am – Holy Eucharist
The Great Silence Ends after the Eucharist
11:00am – Discussion
12:30pm – Departing Lunch

Check out by 3:00pm

For more information, contact Kimberlee Peifer, Associate for Contemplative Prayer & Practices