Evenings of Reflection for Men


Please Be Advised:
In order to properly plan for meal preparation we cannot welcome walk-ins to the in-person event.

Registration for In-Person Reflection will close on the Monday prior to the event.

December 1, 2021

The Lay Man as Prophet


January 5, 2022

The Lay Man as King


February 2, 2022
The Lay Man as King


March 2, 2022

April 5, 2022



May 4, 2022




Below you'll find the respective schedules for each format. We strive to adhere to these times.

In-Person Schedule Virtual Schedule

7:00-7:30 pm  Mass

7:30-8:00        Dinner

8:00-8:30        Directed Meditation

8:30-8:45        Time for personal reflection & prayer (silence)

8:45-9:15        Conference

9:20                Farewell, Announcements 

9:30                Depart


7:45 pm        Log into Zoom

8:00-8:30      Directed Meditation

8:30-8:45      Time for personal reflection & prayer (silence)

8:45-9:15      Conference

9:20              Farewell, Announcements 

9:30              End of Session



Minimum Contribution

In-Person Reflections: $20 per person

Virtual Reflections: $10 per person

Generous contributions made it possible for us to offer virtual retreats during the Coronavirus shutdown, helping to cover additional technology costs, fixed on-going expenses and our ability to support our priests.  However, if money is an issue and you need financial aid to attend, please contact us to discuss options. We are trusting in the generous support of many to enable us to provide retreat experiences for anyone regardless of financial ability/resources.

In addition to registering for this event, you can donate in three ways:  

  • Venmo to @OLBinDC
  • Credit card on our donation page
  • Check addressed and mailed to :

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
attn: President
7007 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

Past Men's Reflections Series



September 1, 2021

St. Joseph: Model of Fatherhood

October 6, 2021

Lectio Divina (Hearing God’s voice through Sacred Scripture)

November 3, 2021
Transforming your life by Living the Sabbath well

Header 2020 Meor Me And My House 2

Sep 2020: “Seek First The Kingdom Of God...”: My Life As a Living Gospel

Oct 2020: Rebuild My House, Part 1 - Baptism As a Universal Call To Holiness

Nov 2020: Rebuild My House, Part 2 - Leading Your Family By Example

Dec 2020: : Making Room For The Lord and Welcoming His Lost Sheep

Jan 2021: Clearing Out The Junk - What We Need To Jettison To Follow The Lord

Feb 2021: Laying The Foundation, Part 1 - The Commitment To Honor God With Our Wallet

Mar 2021: Laying The Foundation, Part 2 - The Commitment To Christian Brotherhood

Apr 2021: Laying The Foundation, Part 3 - The Commitment To Hospitality and Service

May 2021: The Front Door - Sacraments As Our Greatest Pastoral Opportunity

June 2021: Leader Of The House - Supporting Your Local Pastor

Mens Reflections Quarantine  2July 2020~ Part 1: Crisis As Opportunity
Preacher: Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC  | Speaker 2nd talk: Bob Cohn

August 2020~ Part 2: Holding Onto Your Treasure
Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC | Speaker2nd talk: Charlie McCullough

Copy Of Copy Of Copy Of 2018 2019 Mens Reflection 2

Sept: Pride vs. Humility  Preacher: Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC

Oct:  Envy vs. Generosity  Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Nov:  Greed vs. Gratitude   Preacher: Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC

Dec: Preparing for the Coming of Christ  Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Jan: Lust vs. Purity  Preacher:  Fr. Robert Presutti, LC

Feb: Gluttony vs. Temperance Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Mar: Lenten Reflection: To Walk Beside Christ  Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

April: Sloth vs. Militancy Preacher: Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC              

May: Anger vs. Meekness Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Jun: The Sacred Heart of Christ, Our Best Defense  Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC