Retreat Dates

October 28-30, 2022 & April 28-30, 2023

Encountering the Risen Christ

2022 Retreat Theme
Benediction at Young Adult Catholic Retreat in chapel at Catholic Familyland

Christ is risen! How do these words impact your daily life? Join us for this Catholic young adult retreat to: Discover why the Resurrection changes everything. Deepen your own encounter with the risen Jesus and receive the abundant life He wants to give you. Learn how Easter can transform your perspective to see the world around you in a joyful, hope-filled light.

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)


Your Relationship with God
  • Learn

    Formation Talks
    Homilies from AFC Chaplains
    Getting Involved with AFC

  • Pray

    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
    Eucharistic Adoration

  • Relax

    Board games

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

Spring 2022 Speaker

For This Catholic Young Adult Retreat
Dr. Ian Murphy

Dr. Ian Murphy

Speaker & Author of "Dying to Live"

Dr. Ian Murphy has had a stirring journey into Christianity out of agnosticism. His subsequent ministry to reach other skeptics with the Gospel unexpectedly rocketed to public attention when his valedictorian speech about Jesus made headlines nationwide, inspiring a Congressional Law from the desk of Senator Arlen Specter. This momentum landed Ian into the position of head pastor at a Baptist church in Texas, where his ministry remained centered until his decision to enter the Catholic Church. Shifting career direction, he became a professor of world religions and theology. In 2020, Ian’s conversion story was published as a book by Ignatius Press, with a foreword by Scott Hahn. Ian currently resides in Goose Creek, SC with his wife Rachel, and he continues to travel around the country as a popular Catholic speaker. You can learn more about Dr. Ian Murphy at:


From the Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat

Retreat Information

For the 2022 Retreat

Individual: $99
Married couple: $175 (use code: LIVCOUPLE)
Shuttle to and from Pittsburgh International Airport: $20

The cost of registration includes:

  • 2 nights lodging
  • Meals, snacks & beverages
  • Linens & towels

2022 Retreat Schedule

Subject to change


6:00–9:00 p.m. Check-in
6:30–7:30 p.m. Confessions
7:00 p.m. Rosary
7:30 p.m. Mass
8:45 p.m. Talk 1: From Agnostic to Baptist to Catholic: The Risen Lord Brings a Lost Soul Home
9:30 p.m. Social


8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions (optional)
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Talk 2: The Reality of the Resurrection: Why Easter Changes Everything
11:00 a.m. Discussion
11:30 a.m. Mass
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Talk 3: An Actual Encounter with the Risen Christ: Prayer as Explored by the Mystics
2:30–4:30 p.m. Free time for sports, games, hiking, conversation
4:45–6:15 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, & Confessions
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Talk 4
8:00 p.m. Bonfire & Social


8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration
9:30 a.m. Rosary
10:00 a.m. Mass
11:15 a.m. Brunch
1:00 p.m. Airport Shuttle departs