YAC Retreat

We offer two retreats each year: Fall (October 24, 2020) and Spring (April 23-25, 2021). We usually travel to a retreat center in Maryland for our retreats which are peer-led with opportunities to share in small groups and celebrate the Sacraments. They are in a format that integrates Ignatian spirituality with contemporary issues that are important to us as young adults. The Fall 2020 retreat will be held on a Saturday in a local park.

Read: "Going on a YAC Retreat is a No-Brainer!" by Mike Daly and "Spirit@Work: Faith and Friendship at Camp Maria" by Leigh Anne Tiffany.

Young adults are invited to attend other parish retreats as well. Click here to view more opportunities to make an Ignatian retreat at Holy Trinity.

Fall 2020 YAC Retreat

One Body in Christ (retreat title)

October 24, 2020 • 10am - 5pm
At the Cabin John Group Picnic Area in Bethesda, Md.

This retreat is for young adults (20s and 30s, single and married) at all stages of their faith lives. Whether you have been fueled by a strong Catholic upbringing, decided to become Catholic later in life, or if you’ve returned to the Church after some time away; the pandemic has changed most every aspect of our lives, including the way we experience and practice our faith. Join us to reflect on the personal and communal experiences that brought you to the Catholic faith; the anxieties and consolations of being Catholic in this time of separation; and the Church’s role in a world desperately in need of institutions and people with hope to bring.

Using the Ignatian spiritual tradition as a guide, retreatants will explore how we can continue to live out the sacramentality, community, and solidarity imbued within our Catholic faith.

Cabin John pavilions

The retreat will be held at the Cabin John Group Picnic Area in Bethesda, Md. We will offer (masked, single-passenger) rides from the Grovesnor-Strathmore Metro station, which is an 8-minute car-ride away, and from some neighborhoods in the DMV. When we are gathered in a group, face masks covering nose and mouth will be required, and social distancing will be observed throughout the retreat. The picnic area has two covered pavilions and dedicated bathrooms. In the event of inclement weather, the retreat will be shortened and moved to Zoom.

For more information, please contact our Hospitality Minister, Conor Supple, at yacs+retreat@trinity.org.


Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 18, 2020
The retreat is limited to 30 participants, so register soon!


Sponsored by Holy Trinity's
Ignatian Spirituality & Prayer Ministry