CLYA Retreat

Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, Woodstock, MD

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love."
John 15:9

Retreat Talks

Retreat Photos

Retreat Worship


Any and all young adults, ages 18-35, are invited.

We want to accommodate as many people as we can! Because of COVID guidance, limited registrations are available. Register as soon as possible to ensure a spot!


Gather together with other young adults in the area for a morning of powerful worship, inspiring teaching, and fellowship.


Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church
10800 Old Court Rd, Woodstock, MD 21163


The retreat is free, but a freewill offering of $15 is suggested to help cover ChristLife's costs and provide a stipend to the speakers. We will be able to accept cash on-site.


This retreat is brought to you by ChristLife Young Adults.

If you have any questions, you can contact:
Jennifer King: (443) 388-8910 or

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What to Expect?

Powerful Worship

Led by James and Kaitlyn Lohrmann

Inspiring Talks

By Fr. Rob Katafiasz and Pete Ascosi

Connect with Community

Meet new friends and connect with old ones

Retreat Speakers

Fr. Rob Katafiasz

Father Rob Katafiasz, a Pasadena native, worked as an industrial cleaner for five years before seriously discerning the priesthood. He began his vocational discernment with the Capuchin Franciscans and was ultimately ordained a diocesan priest in December 2018. One of his greatest joys is to being a spiritual father.

Fr. Rob has a fatherly heart for mission. Inspired to remind his parish family they are never alone when the stay-at-home orders began last year, Fr. Rob hit the streets on his bike to bring blessings to area communities.

Pete Ascosi

Pete Ascosi experienced a life-changing conversion that began during his senior year at Mt. St. Mary’s University in 2003. Two years later he felt the call to full-time ministry and joined ChristLife. He currently serves as ChristLife's Assistant Director. He has a heart for evangelization and helping those on the fringes of church and society experience the love of God and authentic Christian community.

Pete and his wife Ally have four spirited young children. Pete enjoys spending time with family, and all sorts of activities in the great outdoors: running, backpacking, gardening, and more.

COVID-19 Guidance

Per current guidance from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we will observe 3-foot social distancing inside of the building. Wearing of masks is no longer mandated, but is still strongly encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. These things are subject to change and all retreat attendees will be notified of any changes prior to the retreat.