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 coordinate all our thoughts, all our affections, all our energies around one fixed idea. We must live by that idea, be inspired by it, sublimate ourselves to it.”

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.

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All New

Summer Bible School:

July 31 – August 4

Check out our new Facebook Page!


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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