Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Ever since Our Lord beckoned his disciples to “Come away by yourselves and rest awhile,” Christians have taken time out of their busy schedules to find a quiet reprieve and listen more closely to the voice of God.  Our monthly Evenings of Recollection (EORs) are meant to facilitate this time of discernment and prayer.

During every EOR you will have the opportunity to take advantage of Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and plenty of time for personal prayer.

Silence is an important part of EORs and so, beginning with the talk at 6:30 to the close of the evening at 8:00, participants are encouraged to conduct themselves in silence in order to foster a spirit of recollection.

We recommend that participants bring pen and paper or a small prayer journal as well as a watch in order to keep the time without use of a smartphone.

We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming Evenings of Recollection!

I am so thankful for the Evenings of Recollection. It’s been a great opportunity to step away from the noise and chaos of life and really focus on being still and listening. The talks are insightful and inspiring. At the end of the night, I always end up feeling rejuvenated, and prepared for whatever life might throw at me. I highly recommend it!

Terri Simodynes

I love the Evenings of Recollection, they have been an opportunity to have some me and God time. To be still and have time to reflect and to be with Jesus. Every Recollection has had a different focus and has helped to deepen my faith and spirituality. I also like that you have the flexibility to leave whenever you want, however I find myself wanting and needing to stay till the end.

Tilda Thompson

Planning to join us for dinner?

Upcoming EORs
(every first Thursday)

Thu, November 4th
Topic: Keeping the Presence of God
Thu, December 2nd
Topic: Making the Most of Your Faults
Thu, January 6th
Topic: Rediscovering Your Vocation

Schedule of Evenings

5:30 – Mass**
6:00 – Dinner (Social Hall)
6:30 – Talk (Social Hall)
6:50 – Exposition & Personal Prayer
7:00-7:30 – Confession available
7:10 – Audio Meditation
7:45 – Examen
7:55 – Benediction
8:00 – Conclude
**All events held in Church unless otherwise noted
(Updated 10/8/21)

Evenings of Recollection are an oasis for me in the midst of my busy weeks. I am very grateful to God for giving those couple of hours of quiet time to talk with Jesus and Mary. The presentations are powerful, they always take me to reflect on new aspects of my life and faith. It is very encouraging for me to see other participants there that are striving to live their faith to the fullest!

Pablo Raul Stinga