The Young Adult Retreat

The program is organized by the Salesian Youth Movement Coordinator in conjunction with the Salesian Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The YAR introduces and presents Salesian Youth Spirituality through a series of witness talks, activities, experiences of prayer, and discussions–leading participants into a deeper relationship with Jesus, a renewed sense of belonging in the Church, and a stronger sense of their Salesian identity.

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  1. One full year removed from High School (Rising Sophomore in College) OR
  2. Between 18-25
  3. Comes from a Salesian Work (School, Parish OR Youth Center)
  4. For all those who have not come from a Salesians Work and are interested in registration, you must provide a recommendation letter from a Campus Minister or Pastor of your local Parish.
  5. Participants do not have to be Catholic, but must be open to the Catholic Faith and respectfully participating in all religious aspects of the program.

Important Dates/Information at a glance:

When: July 27th – 29th
Where: Bethany Center, Lutz, FL. (18150 Bethany Center Dr, Lutz, FL 33558)
Start Time: 5:00 pm July 27th
End Time: 3:00 pm July 29th
Airport: Tampa International (TPA)
Airport Pick-Up Time Window: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Airport Drop-Off Time: After 6:00 pm (please make sure your is AFTER 6:00 pm)
Payment: $200 (plus PayPal fees)
Deposit: $50 (plus PayPal fees)
Deposit due: June 2nd
Late Fee: After June 2nd: $50
Registration Opens: April 2nd
Registration Closes: June 2nd
Important Due Dates June 18th

*Please note, until everything is paid and submitted, your registration is not guaranteed.


    • Payments
      • Checks should be made out to “Salesian Youth Ministry.” Please include your full name in the memo of the check, and send to this address:
      • ATTN: Guilherme Lopes: Empowering Salesian Leaders, Salesian Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 639, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0639
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.
Young Adult Retreat:
Deposit – $52

Young Adult Retreat:
Remaining Balance – $154

Young Adult Retreat:
Full Payment

    • Refunds
      • All deposits are NON refundable.
      • All cancellations must be submitted in writing form to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
      • All refunds will take place 7-10 business days after the program is completed.
      • Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the program: 50% refunded*
      • Cancellation 15 days prior to the start of the program: 0% refunded*
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.


If you are flying, please make your flights according to the following requirements:

Arrival (July 27th): Between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Tampa Airport – TPA)
Departure (July 29th): After 6:00 pm (Tampa Airport – TPA)

Once your ticket has been purchased, please send the itinerary to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry ( All flights must arrive at Tampa on the 27th and depart from Tampa after 6:00 pm on the 29th.


Include your cell phone number in your transportation plan, so that we can call you if we can’t find you. Put these numbers in your phone so you know how to reach us.

  • Father Abe Mobile: (646) 535-7272
  • Gui Lopes Mobile: (914) 417-9482

All of you will be placed in the Slack group chat. This way, we will have access to communicate with you before, and after, the YAR program. Please make sure you are actively communicating in this chat room to share your updates on travel.


Those who will be driving to the program must arrive by 4:00pm and park in the appropriate parking lots by the dorm areas.