Truth2020 Retreat Theme
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31b–32). We live in a confusing time. How can we better know, seek, and live the truth in our daily lives? How can we support one another in the pursuit of holiness? Join us for this retreat to find out!
StrengthenYour Relationship with God
Getting Involved with AFC
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Who Can Attend?Any Catholic Young Adult (23+)
Young adults (23+). Individuals or married couples. Nursing babies are welcome.
LIV Retreat SpeakersFor 2020
Francisco “Paco” GavrilidesProfessor of Homiletics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Paco shares the Gospel in a passionate, candid, and insightful way, giving practical examples that can help ordinary Catholics be evangelists in their own families and communities. Paco has been active in ministry since he entered the Catholic Church in 1968. He currently serves as the homiletics instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he is also completing his licentiate in Sacred Theology.
Fr. Kevin BarrettAFC Chaplain & Retreat Homilist
Fr. Kevin Barrett was born in Chicago, IL, the youngest of 5 children in an Irish American Catholic family. After college he worked at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, first in the Institute for Psychiatry, and later in the emergency room. He also spent 3 years working as a paramedic in the Chicago Fire Department. Both work experiences hastened a much needed conversion, prompted by both his earthly and heavenly mothers! After pilgrimages to Lourdes, France and Fatima, Portugal, he began serving with the AFC in 1982. Upon completing his seminary studies, Fr. Kevin was ordained a priest by Pope St. John Paul II and served as chaplain of the AFC until 2016. Fr. Kevin then spent five years in missionary parish work in the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, before resuming the role of AFC Chaplain in 2020. Fr. Kevin holds degrees in psychology, theology, and Christian counseling.
Retreat InformationFor the 2020 Retreat
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
- Retreat book
The following will be provided throughout the retreat:
- Snacks, coffee, water, and soda
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register. We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. However, in some instances we may not be able to satisfy your needs. If that is the case, we will contact you and ask you to bring your own food to the retreat. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.
During this Catholic young adult retreat, you will stay in a retreat room in one of our buildings. Our retreat rooms are dorm-style, which means that you can expect to share the common bathroom on your wing with the other retreatants.
Your room will include:
- Sink (most rooms)
- Bottled water
- Closet with hangers (most rooms)