About Us!


Retreat Cancelled

If you paid and want a refund use the Contact US form below, if you want to reconfirm for the new date also use the form below, need in writing please!


Retreat History

In 2020 this will be the 23rd  retreat in 22 years from this Antioch Team. In 2018 we moved the retreat full time to Mary Help Of Christians Center www.mhctampa.org and Parish www.mhcptampa.org!

Come a rock lave a Rose!

We are losing too many young people to the world! Come a rock and Leave a Rose!

Teens and Young Adults leading Peers to Christ!

The Rock & The Rose

 Many of us walk thru life as a Rock, hard, cold, protective and isolated. We feel we have nothing to share or will open up only to those very close to us. Most teens come to this retreat arms folded, attitude intact, they will resist all attempts to reach them, cold, hard and Rock like - too cool for this stuff, too cool for God. Most, if not all, leave us as a Rose, Softer, more beautiful and reaching out, searching;  for warmth and Sunlight and wanting to share inner beauty with others.  While we retain our thorns, our petals are open and beautiful, we are open to those who want to get to know us, we share our lives and our God given beauty with all those around us, never knowing who is admiring us from a distance.  At times we will close up into a ball, but with warmth and feeding we will immediately open to those who care enough to try. We come in many colors and look even better in bunches! Come, bring us your Rocks and we will share ourselves and thru God's love, turn some Rocks into Roses!


Youth Ministry

Steve Jarosz started in youth Ministry in 1997 and spent 20 years at St. Francis of Assisi until 2018 when he moved to Mary Help Of Christians to continue the Antioch retreat traditon and is now the Youth Minister at MHC Parish! All of our leaders are Fully vetted and background checked!

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Forms and Information!

Forms and Information!

Files coming soon.

Contact Us

Drop us a line! For refund of MARCH Date send below 1. Retreatant Name 2. Check Payable to 3. Address to mail Check to, once payment verified check will be sent!

June 19th thru 21st, 2020

Peer ministry! Teens leading peers to Christ!

Antioch Retreat

6400 East Chelsea Street, Tampa, Florida 33610, United States