Day of Reflection

There will be opportunities for community, private prayer, and group discussion.

Saturday, March 13, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event
Zoom Information to be provided to registrants prior to the event

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the life of the Church. The suspension of public Masses and disruption of parish life have left many feeling disconnected from Christ and his Church. As Catholics, we are wrestling with the theological, spiritual, and practical ramifications of the pandemic and how to discern God’s will in this time of crisis. 

At the annual Catholic Lawyers Guild Lenten Retreat, Fr. Harrison Ayre and Michael Heinlein will help us examine how we might hear God’s call in the crisis. Through scriptural interpretation and examination of particular realities of the Faith, we can realize that, while we may at times be restricted in our access to the sacraments and even to pastoral leadership, the effects of this pandemic are by no means a defeat. Instead, as men and women of faith, we have an opportunity to rediscover the heart of our Catholic identity and to find God in the midst of the storm. 

Retreat Format
This virtual retreat will have prayer, small group
interaction, large group conversation, and will conclude with Mass.

Who should attend: 
 Our retreat is open to Catholic lawyers, young Catholic professionals, and all others who are interested.  All are welcome.

CLE Meeting credit: 
Attorneys will be eligible to receive ONE hour of CLE  meeting credit.

There is no cost to attend, but we do encourage you to make a registration donation if you are able. Pre-event registration is required to attend.

Our Retreat Leaders

Michael R. Heinlein is editor of Our Sunday Visitor’s Simply Catholic and has a degree in theology from The Catholic University of America. Experienced in parish ministry and high school education, Michael is a frequent contributor to OSV publications and author of “The Handy Little Guide to Spiritual Communion” and “Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood.” Most important to him is his role as husband and father.

Fr. Harrison Ayre loves the Church and the life that comes from being in her. In his spare time he loves to read and write. He absolutely loves reading philosophy and theology. He has written many articles for and hosts a weekly podcast with his friend, Fr Anthony Sciarappa, called Clerically Speaking. He has a love for good Belgian and craft beer, books, and culturally interesting movies and TV shows. Some of his favourite saints are St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, Sts John and Paul (apostles), and St Theresa of Calcutta.

Interested in reading more from our Retreat Leaders?
Purchase their book, Finding Christ in the Crisis: What the Pandemic Can Teach Us Kindle Edition, by Father Harrison Ayre and Michael R. Heinlein
Purchase book via Amazon

About our Co-Sponsors:

Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) is a national organization on a mission to challenge, train, and inspire young adults working in various professions to “Work in Witness for Christ.” YCP brings together young adults (20s and 30s) for monthly events to foster Catholic identity, encourage community, and inspire action. Some of these events include networking happy hours, executive speaker series, and executive panel discussions.