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.