Imagine Jesus saying “I have chosen you.”

That will be the theme for the January retreats for the men and women from St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis parishes. These spiritual getaways will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side at 148 Monastery Drive.

Women have the option of two retreat weekends: Jan. 11-13 for St. Alexis and Jan. 18-20 for St. Alphonsus. Now that our parishes have combined, women can choose either weekend.

The men’s retreat for both parishes is on the same weekend: Jan. 25-27.

The suggested stipend of $215 covers food and lodging. To register or for more information, contact the retreat office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 412-381-7676 or e-mail

Is the Spirit calling you to participate in one of these spiritual getaways but you are unsure? Our parishioners / retreatants would be happy to talk to you and ease your mind. Please contact:

Eileen Minnock 724.816.9570,; Mark Prybyl 724.766.2608,; Mary Evers 412.855.2069,; or George Payne 412.736.0482,