“ Experiencing the Living Church: Liturgy for the People or the People for the Liturgy? ”
Young Adult Retreat
Led by: Fr. Marcin Szymanski, OP
May 4 - 6
$99.50 per Person

Note: This retreat is for young adults ages 21-35.

During this retreat, we will explore the place of the human person within the Church and within the liturgy. We will look into the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the thoughts of John Paul II for guidance. We will also immerse ourselves in the liturgy: The Liturgy of the Hours, the Eucharist, the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Sacrament of Penance.

Read our Q&A with Fr. Marcin here!
Fr. Marcin Szymański O.P. (both name and surname are rather unpronounceable, but you can try with “Mar-chin”) is a native of Poland.
During high school he started attending Dominican Youth Ministry in his native Warsaw. He liked it so much that he joined the Dominican Friars just after high school at the age of 19. During his studies, Fr. Marcin lived in Dublin, Ireland for a year. He returned to Ireland after his ordination, serving the Polish community in Ireland for two years. In 2013 he was moved to Seattle, where he served as Associate Pastor at our Blessed Sacrament Parish. From 2015-2017, he served at Prince of Peace Catholic Newman Center at the University of Washington. Presently, he lives in Salt Lake City ministering at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center and Parish. In his spare time, Fr. Marcin likes hiking, books, and games (computer, board, card etc.).


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.


Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.


Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.


A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.


Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.