Ignatian Formation - Adult Faith Programs

Jesuit High School's Ignatian Formation Office provides 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. If you have any questions about the resources below or would like general direction on your spiritual journey, please contact Ignatian Formation Director Greg Allen at gallen@jesuitportland.org

Weekly Mass

Join us to celebrate Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am in Canisius Chapel and at 8:55 am on Fridays for our weekly student Mass. All are welcome!

Mass Class in October

Join us as we explore the various parts of the Mass and discuss their origins and significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will either enhance your devotion and appreciation of the Mass or serve as an introduction to help you understand what happens during a Catholic Mass. Adults of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each class is a standalone event and not part of a series.

  • Bill Hunt Boardroom
  • Sunday evenings in October (2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Program DetAils

Ignatian Spirituality Center – Seattle

The Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle provides programs and retreats that aim to meet you wherever you are in your spiritual journey, and to help you deepen and explore your relationship with God.

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Parent/Alumni Retreat

The Parent/Alumni Retreat is held at St. Benedict Lodge on the McKenzie River in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. This spring retreat typically begins on a Sunday and ends the following Tuesday. The food is good, the spot beautiful (just ask the majority of juniors or seniors), and the reflection is out of this world. Check back later for more information about next year's retreat. 

Reimagining the Examen App

Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day’s scheduled reflection.

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Ignatian Footsteps

Join us for an hour of coffee, fellowship with other adults, and conversation after each Friday Mass to further explore the Gospel reading and other topics of faith. We will meet in the Bill Hunt Boardroom off the Knight Center Lobby. Each Ignatian Footsteps hour is a standalone event and not part of a series.

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Third Thursday Theology: "Jesuits Unplugged"

Various Catholic topics will be discussed at each gathering. The first session, taking place on October 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, will introduce Fr. Jack Krouse, S.J.

For more information, contact Julie Arndorfer at (503) 475-3537 or juliearndorfer@comcast.net.

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates fulfilling opportunities for service, community, and spiritual formation for adults 50+ who are committed to social and ecological justice. In addition to part-time volunteer service, members meet monthly in-person or online (if necessary), creating spiritual community through shared reflection. Our values are rooted in the Catholic Ignatian tradition, and JV EnCorps is an inclusive and welcoming community of folks from all faith perspectives.

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Ecological Examen

This examen from Jesuits West and the Ignatian Solidarity Network asks you to reflect on your personal relationship with creation, to acknowledge and amend your ways, and to promote ecological justice by standing in solidarity with those most impacted by environmental harm. 

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Spiritual Resources


Gregory D. Allen
Ignatian Formation Director

Upcoming Events

Bill Hunt Boardroom
Bill Hunt Boardroom