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Virtual Leadership Retreat

We are sorry to announce that the virtual retreat, “Addressing Contemporary Issues as Catholic Leaders,” scheduled for Saturday, October 24, has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to providing this retreat in the near future. Please keep checking back for our other events at the Shrine.

Virtual Leadership Retreat: Addressing Contemporary Issues as Catholic Leaders

Sponsored By: The Miraculous Medal Shrine

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (virtual retreat with one-hour lunch break and 30-minute afternoon break); 5:00 p.m. (in-person/virtual mass at St. Raymond’s)
Location: Virtual Retreat: From the Comforts of Your Home
5 p.m. Mass: Raymond of Penafort Parish (1350 Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19150)

Registration: Please register by Thursday, October 22, if you like to participate in our virtual retreat. You will receive a confirmation email with event details and a Zoom Meeting link.

This year we’ve experienced an array of events that have caused divisions within our society and Church communities. As leaders, we’ve been given the responsibility to address these situations while remaining true to Christ and His Church. However, we often find ourselves struggling to find the right words to say, or not knowing the solutions to offer. Join us on this virtual retreat that will provide practical tools to help you navigate through these situations and address these ongoing issues while remaining true to Christ and your communities. Our retreat presenters for the day are from St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Philadelphia, PA: Father Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor; Mrs. Richara Krajewski, Pastoral Associate of Discipleship and Youth Ministry; and Ms. Jessie Marushak, who serves on the parish’s Refugee Empowerment Support Team and co-hosted the Being Human Together in Conversations group.

Retreat Presenters:

  • Father Christopher Walsh: Father Chris has been Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort Church since 2008. A graduate of Temple University and St. Charles Seminary, he is blessed to be involved in retreat and formation ministries throughout the country. He enjoys visiting state and national parks, reading good books, and visiting microbreweries.
  • Richara Krajewski serves at St. Raymond of Penafort Church She is an alumna of Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania and a New Jersey native. She credits her involvement in the pro-life movement for her devotion to Mary and love for the rosary. Her interests include faith and mental health, Indian food and double-dutch, and acting out Disney movies with her toddler.
  • Jessie Marushak lives in Philadelphia where she is the owner of a marketing firm and a member of St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church. She sings in the Praise Choir, serves on the Refugee Empowerment Support Team, and co-hosts the church’s Being Human Together in Conversations group. Most of all, she loves Jesus and is committed to sharing His love in her community.