We are excited to host world-renowned speaker Jason Evert, for a double-feature event on Sunday, April 14, 2024. 

This afternoon retreat will feature two talks by Jason – “Purified” and “Gender and the Theology of Your Body” – as well as Mass, dinner, adoration, confession, and free resources to bring home! Open to all youth and adults ages 13 and up. Parents and teens are highly encouraged to attend together. Volunteers will receive a discount on their individual ticket.

This event is intended for teens and adults ages 13+


April 14, 2023
3-9:00 pm 


  • 3-4:30 pm Introduction and “Purified” session (Church)
  • 5:00 pm Mass (Church)
  • 6:00 pm Dinner by Jason’s Deli (or bring your own) in Parish Center Gym
  • 7-8:00 pm “Gender and the Theology of Your Body” session (Church)
  • 8-8:30 pm Adoration
  • 8:30 pm onwards – Confession


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
4795 Ilchester Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043


More about Purified…

Purified brings parents and teens (13+) together to discover God’s plan for love and opens up an opportunity for them to continue the discussion about this important topic at home, in a healthy and easy way with resources that work.

The event includes a new version of Jason’s renowned talk Love or Lust, where he mixes humor with down-to-earth practicality that removes any awkwardness, making the difficult conversations about love much easier. Your family will leave with an understanding of the good news of chastity, a healthy sense of self-worth, and the ability, if needed, to start again.

More about Gender and the Theology of Your Body…

Gender and the Theology of Your Body will follow after a short break. This talk asks, “What’s the meaning of sex, gender, and the human body?” The truth of masculinity and femininity are being questioned like never before.

Discover how your body as a man or woman reveals your identity and calling. This talk is for teens and adults and provides the opportunity to discuss this difficult topic facing teens and families today.
This event includes Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship, and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. This format transforms a couple of talks into a retreat for the family, allowing them to encounter the source of purity, healing, and renewal, Jesus Christ.