RETREATS
“ Men of Christ in a Post-Modern World: A Conversation on Discipleship ”
Men's Retreat
Led by: Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, Ned Dolejsi
May 26 - 28
*This retreat is now closed! To have your name placed on the waiting list, contact us at: (206) 274-3130 or palisades@seattlearch.org

$205 Per Person (Private Room)
$170 Per Person (Sharing a Room with Family Member- *One Bed Per Room)


During this retreat, Ned Dolejsi and his son Fr. Bryan Dolejsi will discuss the characteristics of the post-modern age and provide insights into the blessings and challenges of living as a disciple of Jesus during this time frame.  Hear two generational experiences of conforming our lives to the Paschal Mystery of Christ.  Come with your father or your son, or come on your own, to spend time with Jesus as we celebrate the Ascension!

Note: This retreat is intended for men ages 18 and older.
Ordained in 2006 for the Archdiocese of Seattle with a Masters of Divinity from St. Patrick Seminary, Fr. Bryan Dolejsi currently serves as the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Born and raised in the Seattle area and a graduate from Western Washington University, Fr. Dolejsi served as a Catholic High School teacher, youth minister, basketball coach and international missionary before entering seminary.  Since ordination Father served in four parishes in Tacoma for two years and as the priest administrator in St. Joseph, Issaquah for three years.  HE is in his sixth year in Vocations work and also serves as the parish priest at St. Benedict Parish, Seattle and as the chaplain of Kennedy Catholic High School.  As Director of Vocations he helps seminarians, youth, and young adults discern God’s will and their gifts throughout the Archdiocese individually and through preaching, teaching, and retreats.
Since 1997, Mr. Edward Dolejsi has served as the first lay Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the Catholic Bishops of California. As Director, he leads a staff of 10 and selected contract specialists in implementing the public policy agenda for the 25 California archbishops/bishops on a wide variety of life, health, social, economic and restorative justice, social services delivery and educational issues.  The CCC engages the legislative, administrative and judicial branches at primarily the state and at times the federal government. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Dolejsi was Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference.

Edward (Ned) Dolejsi is a member of the St. Joseph Health Ministry, the co-sponsor of the Providence St. Joseph Health System. He also is an immediate past board member of the St Joseph Health System.

Mr. Dolejsi held several posts with the Archdiocese of Seattle, as Director of the Department of Faith and Community Development; the Office of Campus and Young Adult Ministry; Office of Youth Ministry; and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).

Mr. Dolejsi taught at Blanchet High School, and served as Director of Religious Education at St. Catherine Parish, both in Seattle. He co-founded the Channel program in the Seattle Archdiocese, a leadership formation program for young adult Catholics considering church ministry as a career.

Before beginning his career in education, nonprofit administration and public policy, Mr. Dolejsi entered the Peace Corps, serving as an agricultural and community development volunteer in Iran and then as an agricultural recruiter for ACTION Peace Corps/Vista. Mr. Dolejsi received a B.A. degree in English from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, with a minor in education and theology. He has pursued graduate studies at the University of Washington, Seattle University and Fresno State University in California in educational curriculum, anthropology, general agriculture and sociology.

Mr. Dolejsi has extensive volunteer experience and is or has been an active member of the board of many Catholic organizations, including the California Association of Private School Organizations, the Board of the Sisters of Providence Health System, the Catholic Health Association, the Leadership Roundtable Institute, Catholic Charities of California, and the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors.  Mr. Dolejsi chairs the State Advisory Committee on Institutional Religion supporting chaplaincy and religious practice in state institutions.

He was awarded the Papal Award as a Knight Commander of St. Gregory for his international and national service to the Church. He also has an Honorary Doctorate from Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley and is a Fellow of the school. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Dolejsi is married to Colleen Branagan.  Together they have six sons, five grandsons and one granddaughter.

GUESTROOMS

Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.

INTERNET & WIFI

A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.

24-HOUR SERVICE

Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.