Our Lady of Calvary is pleased to announce that Virginia Blass, D.Min., M.A., M.Ed. is joining our retreat team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, gifts, and experience, which will greatly enrich our ministry and we are delighted to have her.
Virginia Blass is an experienced and certified Spiritual Director, preacher, retreat master and author. Virginia has been engaged in ministry for over twenty-five years and offers spiritual direction, guided retreats, parish missions, parish programs, and consultation. She was also a Special Education teacher for many years. An important part of the past twenty years included caregiving and accompaniment for her parents and her sister, Joan.
Virginia has engaged in ministry in collaboration with both the Passionists and Jesuits of the Tri-Province for many years. She was Director of Spiritual Formative Ministries at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jamaica, NY, and has also been on the parish team at St. Louis De Montfort in Sound Beach, NY as Director of Faith Formation. Additionally, Virginia has been on the team in Retreat Centers in Calvary Monastery in Shrewsbury, Ma; Eastern Point Retreat Center in Gloucester, Ma; Campion Center in Weston, Ma; and Bishop Molloy Retreat Center in Jamaica, NY. She also offers retreats for Religious Communities, including several with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York
Virginia has also developed several resources in areas of parish social outreach, retreats, and Ignatian Spirituality.
She is presently a member of the Passionist Preacher’s Mission Team and has offered parish missions with several Passionists over the years. Many may know of her Uncle, Fr. Vincent Youngberg, C.P. Virginia was very delighted to have preached a parish mission in Florida with Fr. Vincent.