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2022 Y&C Advent Retreat Important Information

The retreat will be open to young adults ages 18-40. It will take place on December 3rd at Our Lady of the Valley in Easthampton (map below). 11am-4pm, featuring Mass with Fr. Dave Aufiero, Confessions, Talks by Fr. Michael Pierz, and time for discussion, fellowship, and personal meditation in addition to a special catered hot buffet. The retreat costs $15 payable in advance or on site via cash, check or online.

Ways to Pay:

Cash - on site only.

Check - Make checks payable to Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, in the memo line write "Young and Catholic Advent Retreat 2022" and mail to 65 Elliot St. Springfield, MA 01105 or bring with you day of the retreat.

Online - on site or in advance. If you would like to pay online with a credit card prior to the retreat, please contact Joe Austin at for details.

Please RSVP for the retreat by selecting the button below.

* Young Adult Priests or YC Chaplains are welcome to join at no cost, but must register.

Fr. Michael Pierz

Pastor of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Trinity Parishes in Greenfield

Fr. Michael Pierz was born in Austria and grew up in the US. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. before transferring to Northern Arizona University and graduating in 2007 with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He studied for the priesthood at the North American College before being ordained a priest for the diocese of Springfield in 2013. He has a degree in canon law and speaks several languages, most recently serving as Pastor at St. John the Evangelist in Agawam.