Retreat Dates

April 28-30, 2023 & October 27-29, 2023

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Retreat for Young Adults

Laborers in the vineyard Retreat
Benediction at Young Adult Catholic Retreat in chapel at Catholic Familyland

Young adults, are you looking for a way to grow spiritually this spring or fall? Join us for the Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat, a weekend of powerful formation talks, Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and community for young adults ages 23-35. Held at Catholic Familyland, near Steubenville, OH.

Burning Within Us

2023 Retreat Theme

"They said to each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?'" (Luke 24:32) Join us for a weekend of powerful talks, Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and community for young adults ages 23-35. Both the October 28-30, 2022 and April 28-30, 2023 retreats will focus on this theme of encountering Jesus in the Scriptures and the Eucharist.


Your Relationship with God
  • Learn

    Formation Talks
    Homilies from AFC Chaplains
    Getting Involved with AFC

  • Pray

    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
    Eucharistic Adoration

  • Grow

    Reflection Time
    Small Groups
    Prayerful Atmosphere

Who Can Attend?

Any Catholic Young Adult (23+)

Young adults (23+). Individuals or married couples. Nursing babies are welcome.

Young Adult Catholic Retreat group photo in chapel at Catholic Familyland

Retreat Speaker

For This Catholic Young Adult Retreat

John Kinuthia

Speaking at April 2023 Retreat

John Kinuthia is a Catholic Speaker who grew up in Kenya, with his parents and 6 siblings. John is passionate about sharing the Joy of Christ and telling the story of what God has done in his life. His inspiring and engaging talks are filled with stories from his home country and wisdom learned from his mother and grandfather. John conveys a message of awakening the saint within, cultivating a deeper personal relationship with Jesus, and sharing the Joy of Christ. John and his wife Katie live in Philadelphia with their 4 children. He loves reading the wisdom of the saints, hiking with his family, and playing & coaching volleyball. Learn more about John at


From the Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat℠

Retreat Information

For the 2023 Retreat

As you prepare for the Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat, here are a few items that we suggest you bring:

  • Bible
  • Prayer journal
  • Rosary
  • Alarm clock
  • Travel mug for coffee/tea
  • Portable toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Sweater or sweatshirt

Don’t worry about packing towels, sheets, pillows, or blankets because all of your linens will be provided!

2023 Retreat Schedule

Subject to change.

5:00 p.m. Check-In
5:00-6:00 p.m. Optional Pizza Dinner
6:00 p.m. Confession available
6:45 p.m. Optional Rosary
7:15 p.m. Welcome and Orientation
8:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
9:10 p.m. Talk #1
10:15 p.m. Social
12:30 a.m. Campus Curfew

7:30 a.m. Coffee available
8:00 a.m. Silent Eucharistic Adoration (Confession available)
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Walking Rosary
10:00 a.m. Talk #2
10:50 a.m. Small Group Discussion
11:30 a.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
12:40 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Recreation Time (lawn games, hiking, board games)
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:10 p.m. Explanation of Quiet Time
3:20 p.m. Personal Quiet Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Talk #3
8:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration (with Rosary, praise and worship, Confession, Benediction)
9:30 p.m. Bonfire and Social
12:30 a.m. Campus Curfew

7:30 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast
8:40 a.m. Walking Rosary
9:00 a.m. Talk #4
9:45 a.m. Personal Mass Prep
10:00 a.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
11:15 a.m. Closing Remarks and Group Picture
11:40 a.m. Brunch
1:00 p.m. Departure