Ignatian Formation - Adult Faith Programs

The role of Jesuit High School's Ignatian Formation Office is to provide resources and offerings for the development of Ignatian Spirituality in parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Each year, we offer a variety of workshops, lectures, presentations, retreats, and prayer experiences.

Coming Up

Parent & Alumni Advent Retreat

On Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. until noon, Jesuit will offer a Parent Advent Retreat in the St. Peter Canisius Chapel next to the DeSmet Business Center. Parents, former parents, and alumni are invited to attend this time of reflection and prayer centered on Advent themes of preparation, waiting, and mystery. Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Pub Theology

Pub Theology nights are relaxed, informative evenings where various guest speakers present on a variety of theological and spiritual topics, always leaving room for questions and discussion at the end. We hope to see you there!

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)

The Spiritual Exercises are composed of meditations, prayers and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. The Exercises present a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. More about the Spiritual Exercises can be found online at http://seelportland.org.

Questions? Call Janet Buck at 503-951-8682.

Moms in Prayer

Inviting all Jesuit moms to enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer and encouragement. Set aside one hour to pray for our children, staff and school. We meet every first and third Thursday of each month in the Chapel from 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Come join us!

For more information, contact Rocio Deatherage at rjjalapeno@comcast.net.

Jesuit Volunteer Encorps

Jesuit High and Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest are excited to offer Jesuit alumni and alumni parents a unique opportunity to serve the greater good of our local communities through service with others. At Jesuit High, we have witnessed the dedication and tremendous capacity of students and parents who have contributed to quality education at our school. We know that many of you desire to continue this tradition in ways that uplift our entire community.

JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for intentional service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants ages 50 and older meet together regularly in community to deepen their spirituality and explore the Ignatian values of simple living and social & ecological justice.

For more information, call ­­­Karen Beal at 503.335.8202 or visit www.jvencorps.org.

The First Spiritual Exercises

In this five-week series lead by Jesuit High School Ignatian Formation Director Greg Allen, we will explore St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, the classic retreat of Catholic spirituality, through Australian Michael Hansen, S.J.'s innovative interpretation. This series is offered each spring to Jesuit parents and alumni families. 2019 dates TBA.


Contact Information

Gregory D. Allen
Ignatian Formation Director
Jesuit High School | 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy | Portland, OR 97225
503-291-5493 | gallen@jesuitmail.org