Prayer Groups

TAIZE Prayer

1st Tuesday of every month - 7:30 pm - Most Precious Blood Church

English Language Charismatic Prayer Group

2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays – 7:30 pm – Most Precious Blood Church (Retreat Center Chapel in September 2021)

Spanish Prayer Groups

Mondays – 7:30 pm – Most Precious Blood Church
Mondays – 7:30 pm – Saints Simon and Jude Church
(Resuming September 2021)

Mary Spouse of the Spirit Prayer Group

Thursdays – 11:30 am – Saints Simon and Jude Church

Eileen George Meet the Father Prayer Group

1st Sunday of the month – 3:00pm – Retreat Center Chapel – Based on the writings and teachings of the Servant of God Eileen George  

Lectio Divina Prayer Group

Wednesdays – 11:00am – Retreat Center Chapel – Listening attentively to the Word of God and applying it to our daily lives

Centering Prayer Group

Thursdays – 11:00am – Retreat Center Chapel – Learning to hear God through the gift of silence

Fire of the Spirit Retreat & Prayer Center

Most Precious Blood and Saints Simon and Jude Parishes merged in September 2019. With the priests residence moved to Saints Simon and Jude rectory the former rectory and convent at Most Precious Blood have been converted into a retreat and prayer center. An enclosed heated indoor walkway has been constructed connecting the two buildings which in turn connect to Most Precious Blood Church enabling retreatants to move about the three buildings without needing to go outside. The building opens into the outdoor prayer garden.

The facility offers 16 single rooms and three double rooms along with a small chapel and a larger 26 seat chapel, two kitchens, an eight seat dining room and a 23 seat dining room, four lounges, a game room, a 48 seat coffee house, and a patio and private yard with tables and chairs.  The prayer garden is graced with a grotto housing the original Crucifix from the first church building in 1928, Stations of the Cross, and additional statues for private devotion.

While the Center is a ministry of and for the Parish of Most Precious Blood-Saints Simon and Jude all are welcome to participate in our retreats as well as our various prayer groups that are held in the Center chapel. Outside groups are also welcome to use the facility for one day or weekend events. Please call Alex Quinones at 718-372-8022 for information.

COVID-19 Announcement:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic overnight retreats and daily prayer groups in the Center will not begin until September 2021.