On a Mission for SoulsThe Call to Evangelize
Jesus says, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37). Are you willing to join our Lord in His mission for the salvation of souls? Are you ready to labor in His vineyard by evangelizing those around you? During this Catholic young adult retreat, you’ll learn what evangelization is, why it’s a key part of a vibrant Catholic life, and some easy ways you can get started.
StrengthenYour Relationship with God
Homilies from AFC Chaplains
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 Fall 2021
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.
David McHughMARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE OFFICE, ARCHDIOCESE OF OKLAHOMA CITY
David McHugh is a musician and inventor of the patented drum trigger pickguard system "Percoustix". He uses music, graphic design, and teaching to advocate for the needs of our Church and community. David came up with the Mission Statement for Respect Life ministry in OKC: "Children are not an obstacle to our dreams; they are the inspiration" from lived experience of learning to live his passion for music and ministry through being a husband and father. He has a B.A. in Theology from Franciscan University. He and his wife, Noelle, have five children and are members of St. Monica parish.
Noelle Garcia McHughMARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE OFFICE, ARCHDIOCESE OF OKLAHOMA CITY
Noelle Garcia McHugh is a nationally known Catholic recording artist and speaker. She started serving in youth ministry, music ministry, and evangelization, but felt the Lord was calling her and her family to work in social justice -- specifically in regards to issues related to building a culture of life womb to tomb. Noelle has a Masters of Theological Studies from Newman University. She and her husband, David, have five kids and are members of St. Monica parish.
Retreat InformationFor the 2021 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
The following will be provided throughout the retreat:
- Snacks, coffee, water, and soda
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, 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. In this case, we will contact you and ask you to bring your own food to the retreat. Regarding nut allergies: We may be able to provide nut-free options, but we are not a nut-free center. 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)