Annual Meeting

Date and LocationAnnual Meeting 2017

Tuesday, May 12 - Thursday, May 14, 2020     
Loyola Retreat House, Faulkner, MD


Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 A.M. to
Thursday, May 14, 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $200/person (all single occupancy rooms) Financial assistance available.


Fr. Jack Peterson, Y.A., will be our spiritual director for the gathering. Fr. Peterson grew up locally, attended Bishop O’Connell High School, and has become a devoted youth worker in the Diocese. Father will celebrate Mass and hear confessions, as well as lead our time of prayer and reflection with inspiring talks.   

Musician Kenny Kohlhaas will lead us in worship and music.   

Other talks will include presentations by Bridget Wilson of the Diocesan Office of Multicultural Ministries and Karla Aleman of the Diocesan Office of the Spanith Apostolate.


The Annual Meeting provides Directors of Youth Ministry and other adult leaders in youth ministry an opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in their ministry! The gathering includes a time of retreat, Eucharistic Adoration and confession, professional development, and uplifting fellowship among peers in youth work. 

The Annual Meeting will include two Youth Ministry Certificate training sessions: Personal Spirituality and the Call to Holiness and Intercultural Ministry with Youth

Who’s Invited

All Directors of Youth Ministry, their volunteer teams (including youth grouping leaders), and all adults involved in youth work across the diocese are invited to the Annual Meeting.


For more info, contact Jeff Ghering at or 703-841-2559. Registration will be online. Information on how to register will be sent via the IN Box in early 2020.