Catholic Retreat

for Young Singles

Serving the Diocese of Phoenix since 1993

Upcoming Retreats

CRYS Fall Retreat

No One Can Take Your Joy Away

Catholic ... single ... 21-40? Join us for our fall retreat - a weekend of reflection, devotion, & fellowship.

Sept. 26 - 28. For more information or to sign up, please contact Brendan Wells at 480-540-4760 or

You can also download the CRYS # 49 Brochure.

Monthly Rosary

Join us as we pray the Rosary together every first Saturday of the month. Our pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Grace will be enthroned in each host home.

With the Rosary is the return of a ministry tradition: CRYS Rosary Night.

Please contact the Spiritual coordinator (see right) for more information and directions to the current home.

What is CRYS?

2014 marks the 21th anniversary that CRYS has been serving young, Catholic singles in the Diocese of Phoenix. We are blessed to be able to offer many opportunities for young adults to grow in faith and to be a part of a vibrant Catholic community. From hosting the first CRYS retreat in 1993, the CRYS community has grown tremendously over the years. We are continuing our mission of serving Catholic young adults.

Since our founding in 1993 by Father Alberto Ruiz, CMF, the CRYS ministry has focused on providing sacramental and devotional centered spiritual retreats for single adults ages 21-40.

To get the most current news on upcoming events, be sure to "like" us on Facebook or sign up for our semi-monthly e-mail.

Board Members


  • President - Brendan Wells
  • Treasurer - Tirscha Gomez
  • Information Data Coordinator - Mary Ellen Sylvester


  • Service - Johanna Aguillar
  • Spiritual - Jazzeline Perez
  • Social - Laura McDonough


  • Fundraising - Monica Cortez
  • Marketing - Eric Nanneman
  • Assets - Nick Davis


  • Brad Hays
  • Teresa Gill

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