Ignatian Formation - Adult Faith Programs

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!

upcoming dates

Advent Retreat for Parents & Alumni

On Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. until noon, Jesuit will offer an Advent Retreat in the St. Peter Canisius Chapel next to the DeSmet Business Center. Parents, alumni 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.


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. Next retreat opportunity TBA.

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 on the second Thursday of each month in the Chapel starting at 8:30 a.m. Come join us!

For more information, contact Bernie Small at bernie@fstop.org.

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 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. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Spiritual Exercises Retreat. This nine-month retreat experience for spiritual exercises in everyday life will begin in September. The deadline for applications is August 15. 

More Information

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


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