2021 Retreat Dates

October 22 - 24


2020 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!




Your Relationship with God
  • Learn

    Formation Talks
    Spiritual Direction
    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.

LIV Retreat Speakers

For 2020
Francisco “Paco” Gavrilides

Francisco “Paco” Gavrilides

Professor 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 Barrett

Fr. Kevin Barrett

AFC 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 Information

For the 2020 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
  • Retreat book


The following will be provided throughout the retreat:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Snacks, coffee, water, and soda
Food Allergies

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:

  • Linens
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Sink (most rooms)
  • Bottled water
  • Closet with hangers (most rooms)
2021 Retreat Dates

October 22–24