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Don't miss out on the gift of Lent this year! Sometimes Lent can pass us by quickly and before we know it, it's Easter. During Lent, God calls us to purify our hearts and trains us to trust more deeply in him with our lives. Create some quiet time for God this Lent and join us for our Lenten retreat in Santa Cruz! The Shrine of St. Joseph is on a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and has a garden in a beautiful prayerful setting. The shrine also has a new coffee shop, so make sure to stop by and grab a cup of coffee! It's the perfect environment for prayer and meditation. The retreat will end with mass at the Shrine of St. Joseph at 5pm and confessions will be offered during the retreat!

The retreat will include a talk by Fr. Simon, time for personal prayer, confession, a talk by one of our YCP Core team members, small group discussion and vigil mass. After the retreat, you are welcome to join us at Sala Thai for dinner.



  • 2:00 PM - Arrival + Refreshments
  • 2:15 PM - Opening and small groups
  • 3:00 PM - Intro talk given by Fr. Simon
  • 3:30 PM - Personal Prayer & Confessions start
  • 3:45 PM - Talk by YCP Core Team leaders
  • 4:15 PM - Personal Prayer
  • 4:30 PM - Small Group Discussion
  • 5:00 PM - Vigil Mass celebrated by Fr. Justin
  • 6:00 PM - Optional Dinner at Sala Thai

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Shrine of Saint Joseph
West Cliff Drive 544
Santa Cruz, California

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