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 Please Join us for the Catholic Renewal Center's Lenten Retreat.

             March 13 and 14, 2020 at the Cardinal Rigali Center

                       Our Presenter is Fr. Mark Ivany



Fr. Mark Ivany


Father Mark Ivany is presently the Director of Priest Vocations in Washington, DC and Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John Paul II Seminary in DC. He was ordained in 2008 with a MA in Systematic Theology and Master in Divinity. He has served as spiritual director to many seminarians and has worked with the Institute of Priestly Formation to enhance others journey in faith. Fr. Mark was an All- American lacrosse player in college maintains that “Physical fitness and the priesthood have a lot in common,” as told to the Catholic News Service. “The healthier I am, the longer I can be a priest in service here on this earth.”

“I love being a priest, so I’d like to do it as actively and as engaged as possible. So, staying healthy and eating well and staying in good shape I think is going to add to my service as a priest.” Father Mark Ivany believes maintaining a healthy lifestyle provides him with the right attitude to serve God properly. He will be leading us on the Lenten Journey, his encouragement to others he holds himself to as well.

 “When I work out. When I eat right, I feel better,” he said. “When I feel better, I’m happier, and I think the world needs more happy priests.” This joy filled priest will lead us and provide the tools for making our journey in faith one that desires to Cast our Nets wide so that others will know the joy of being a follower of Christ. 




Registration Rates:


Adult rate                           $40

Senior discount rate (65+) $30

College Students               $20   (includes Lunch)

Youth 13 to 18                    $5

Children 0 to 12                  Free

Regular Lunch                   $10

Vegetarian Lunch               $10

Gluten Free Lunch             $10


Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians of the St. Louis Archdiocese may attend for free.

A limited amount of scholarships are available.



For those ordering lunch, payment must be received by  March 9th.

 1)   Register online and PAY online (includes a $2 convenience fee)

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 2)   Register online and SEND in a check, payable to “CRC” and put "Retreat" in the memo line.  

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 3)   Print this registration form  - Retreat Registration Form   and mail it with a check payable to “CRC”, memo "Retreat"

Please send payments  to:

Catholic Renewal Center

1406 S. Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126

Call the CRC office for more information at 314-731-6100



Days Inn St. Louis on Lindbergh, 314-717-3000

Best Western, Kirkwood, 314-821-3950

Econo Lodge Southwest, 314-842-1200

Fairfield Inn, Fenton, 636-305-1500

Holiday Inn, St. Louis SW, 314-821-6600

Hampton Inn, Sunset Hills, 314-984-8181

Drury Inn, Fenton, 636-343-7822

Please note: This is not a complete list nor does it imply an endorsement of a particular hotel 




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