MYA National Retreat September 27th-29th, 2024 at the Georgia Tech Hotel in Atlanta, GA

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached is the 2024 Fall Conference Schedule and information for the upcoming MYA National Retreat in Atlanta, Georgia, September 27-29. I hope several of our MYA will be able to attend. Please see the details below and notify me if you are able and/or willing to go.

God bless,
Fr. Vincent

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Subdeacons, Consecrated Men and Women and Lay Faithful,

We are happy to announce that our fourth annual MYA Eparchial Conference will be held September 27th-29th at the Georgia Tech Hotel in Atlanta, GA. We thank Fr. Tony Akoury and the St. Joseph Parish for their generosity and for opening their doors to host our MYA from around the country for a fruitful conference weekend. The MYA attendees look forward to meeting the parishioners following the 11am Divine Liturgy. There will be a brunch hosted by the parish for all to attend.

Please help us to promote this event in your parish and especially among your young adults (ages 18-39). It would be ideal to have at least two young adults from each of our parishes attend this event. Our theme will focus on Encountering, Engaging and Experiencing Jesus in the Eucharist.

The MYA Conference Registration Fee is $175 (early bird pricing ends August 1st) and includes the following:

All spiritual and social events held at the conference center
Full Course Meals (Friday Night and Saturday)
Lebanese Hafli (Party)
Sunday Brunch hosted by St. Joseph parish

Please note: This fee does not include the hotel room which is $149 per night, plus tax (and can fit up to 4 people per 2 queen bed rooms). The deadline to book the hotel is August 28th.

For more information and to register for the Conference please click on the below link: MYA Fall 2024 Conference Registration | My Site (

We also encourage you to invite a young adult at your parish to make an announcement in the coming weeks about the MYA Conference inviting their peers to attend.

Here is an announcement you can use for your bulletin and social media:

MYA Eparchial Conference

Are you a young adult between the ages of 18 and 39? Are you looking to grow deeper in your faith and connect with other like-minded young adults from your culture and faith? Join our MYA family September 27th-29th at the Georgia Tech Hotel in Atlanta, GA for an unforgettable experience. The theme will focus on “How to pray with Scripture” and “Uniting with Christ in the Sacrifice of the Mass”. The conference will include meals, breakouts, adoration, confession, fellowship and more. This year’s keynote speaker will be world renowned lecturer Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. who will be sharing his wisdom on biblical theology, with teachings from two of his books “How to Listen when God is Speaking” and “Eucharist – Bible Study for Catholics.”

To learn more or to register for the conference visit Early bird registration is now open, and late registration begins August 1st. If you have any questions, reach out to MYA Eparchial President, Marla Saikali at

Thank you for your support for our MYA.