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Regional Retreats

The ACYOA Central Council facilitates regional meetings and retreats to provide a forum for open and honest discussion, cooperation and communication among the chapters in a given region. Based on the needs of a particular region, the gathering can also provide education or spiritual growth.

The retreats take place in three different locations, New England, Midwest and NY/NJ/Mid-Atlantic, offering the young adults of your parish communities the opportunity to participate in either location. 

It is with great pleasure that we share information with you regarding the upcoming ACYOA Seniors Lenten Retreat series organized by the ACYOA Central Council. The theme follows the Diocesan theme, Legacy of Our Martyrs: A Gift to Carry Forward.

All of the retreats are all scheduled for Saturday, March 5 and will run from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the following locations (click on the location name to download the flyer for that retreat)

New England: St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA (REGISTER)

Midwest: St. James Armenian Church, Evanston, IL (REGISTER)

NY, NJ, and Mid-Atlantic: St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ (REGISTER)

Facebook pages will also be created to promote the retreats, and young adults may register online through the Facebook event pages by clicking on “get tickets.” There is no cost for participants to attend.

We look forward to your help by reaching out to the young adults in your parish communities to promote and encourage their participation in this day-long retreat.

The Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Lorie Odabashian, will be processing the registration, and you may reach out to her with any questions. She can be reached at 212-686-0710 ext. 143 or by email at

Check out photos from previous Regional Conferences: