Retreat Dates

October 25 - 28, 2024 | April 25-27, 2025

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Retreat for Young Adults

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

So you want to be a saint! But…you keep falling into the same sins. Or you’re not sure how to go deeper in prayer. Or it’s tough to find people who are also trying to live their Catholic Faith. What do you do?

In the words of St. Josemaria Escriva, “Don’t wait until you are old to start becoming a saint.” This is your chance! Now is the time.

The Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat will help you to:

Deepen your relationship with God through personal prayer and the sacraments
Form habits that will make you a better person, friend, and professional
Connect with a community of like-minded Catholic young adults

Join us for a weekend of powerful talks, Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and community for young adults ages 23-35. Held at Catholic Familyland, near Steubenville, OH.


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

Dan Tarrant

Dan Tarrant, the founder of Personally Catholic, regularly speaks in person at Catholic parishes, schools and retreat centers. He speaks to children, high school students, young adults, parents, teachers, and adults. Dan has been enthusiastically welcomed to speak at the Malvern Retreat House, Archdiocesan Retreats in Philadelphia, Fan the Fire Youth Conferences, Theology on Tap, Catholic parishes, Catholic elementary schools, Catholic high schools, and Catholic colleges in addition to live appearances on CatholicTV and Holy Spirit Radio. As an adoptive father, Dan has a powerful message about how God can direct family life. With decades of youth ministry experience, Dan has a gift with young people. As a revert to Catholicism, Dan has a unique capacity to speak with people who have wandered from the Catholic faith and even studied or been part of other faith traditions. Two of Dan's presentations have the Imprimatur of the Catholic Church as do two of his books. He is a trusted speaker for delivering a message that is dynamic and convicting while also being deeply faithful to Catholic teaching.


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Retreat Information

For the 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!

2024 Retreat Schedule

Subject to change.

5:00-7:00 p.m. Check-In
5:30-6:30 p.m. Optional Pizza Dinner
6:00-7:00 p.m. Confession available
6:40 p.m. Optional Rosary
7:10 p.m. Welcome and Orientation
8:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
9:10 p.m. Talk #1
10:30 p.m. Social
12:00 a.m. Campus Curfew

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
3:15 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
12:00 a.m. Campus Curfew

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Walking Rosary
9:05 a.m. Talk #4
9:40 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