welcome to marello youth retreat center

Marello Youth Retreat Center is a spiritual haven for youth
located in the beautiful, rolling hills of Loomis, California.

The Retreat Center operates as a ministry of
the Oblates of St. Joseph,
a religious order of priests and brothers
devoted to encouraging the welfare of youth.
This setting affords youth the opportunity to experience
peace and prayer, respite and recreation, fun and faith.

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“We must at every moment renew our trust in the good God and be convinced that He sometimes denies us the consolations of the Spirit but never wishes to deprive us of resignation to His will, which is the root of our merit.”

St. Joseph Marello


The world can be a busy place,
filled with distractions and confusing messages. That’s why time away for a retreat is really important for young people. Take a look at these upcoming events to find out more about Marello Youth Retreat Center, and why it is a spiritual haven for young people.

All Events


Summer Bible School

Kindergarten through 8th. Grades

June 4 – 8, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Your Ways O Lord are Truth and Love
Lenten Retreat for 7th. Grade Catholic School Students and Teachers

February 21, 2018

A Journey Through the Patristic
12 Week Series by Fr. Sergio Perez

Beginning January 19, 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Lenten Series: St. Joseph and the Lives of the Saints
For High School to Adult
February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018


Pastoral Care Retreat: Rise Up!

A day Retreat for Pastoral Care Ministry Teams
April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Our Mission

The Marello Youth Retreat Center operates as a spiritual haven for youth.
Here, children and young adults join together for single or multi-day retreats.
Groups enjoy accommodations conducive for prayer, study, reflection, meditation, friendship and fun as they journey towards spiritual maturity.

Contact Us for your next Retreat!


Marello Youth Retreat Center often fills dates 6 months to a year out, therefore, it is recommended that inquiries are made as far in advance as possible.


6530 Wells Avenue
Loomis, CA 95650


PHONE: 916.652.6155
EMAIL: info@marelloyrc.org

Meet the Oblates of St. Joseph

Fr. Matthew Spencer
Fr. Matthew
Spencer, OSJ
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Fr. Sergio Perez
Fr. Sergio
Perez, OSJ
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Fr. Phillip Massetti, OSJ
Fr. Phillip
Massetti, OSJ
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Br. David Pohorsky
Br. David
Pohorsky, OSJ
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