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Beach Fench

February 9-11, 2024

San Alfonso Retreat House

Long Branch, NJ

Say yes to yourself, community, and God in 2024 with the annual OSP Winter Retreat!

This year’s theme is “Show Up and Take a Stand” and together we’ll explore and celebrate how being fully present in our identities as LGBTQ+ Catholics and Allies strengthens our faith in God, the relationships in our lives, and our wider communities.


Spend a weekend on the peaceful winter Jersey Shore, a quiet and idyllic environment to pause and reflect. Reconnect with OSP friends, meet new friends, and experience a supportive community ready to accompany you and support you on your journey.


Join us for a weekend of unique opportunities: spiritual nourishment and tools, service to the community, and social moments of friendship and fun. 


Whether you are new to the OSP community, or if this is your annual spiritual getaway, all are welcome! Our community and Church are stronger with you in it.

Retreat Logistics


OSP Winter Retreat: a weekend spiritual retreat hosted by Out at St Paul

LGBTQ+ Catholics and Allies: you are a member of the OSP community! 

  • Facilitated by members of OSP and special guest speakers, including Fr. Steven Bell, CSP and Rev. Lynn Elizabeth Walker!



Feb 9-11, 2024 (Friday evening through Sunday lunch)


$330, all-inclusive: single-occupancy room, all meals, round-trip bus transportation


San Alfonso Retreat House (Long Branch NJ). Bus transportation, round-trip from NYC, included with registration.


  • Register online:

  • Submit registration payment:

    • Faith Direct Instructions

      • Please follow these instructions very carefully.  We do not want you to get charged twice or your payment to get lost in parish accounting. Faith Direct is a very difficult payment service to navigate but Out at St. Paul is required to use it to collect payment. Payment steps are different depending on whether you have an existing Faith Direct account or not. In this instruction document, we have laid out steps for both scenarios. Please follow the steps based on the scenario applicable to you.

    • Check Instructions

      • Checks should be addressed to “Church of St.Paul the Apostle” with the memo line “OSP Winter Retreat”.

      • Checks can be given directly to a member of theOSP Ministry Team, including Fr. Paul, after mass.

      • Checks can also be mailed to the Parish (405 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10023) or handed to another Parish staff member, however, if you do this, please email to inform the team.

      • Checks can also be given to OSP at the start of the retreat weekend, although this is our least preferred option.

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