Convention 2019

Ninth Annual Special Needs Convention Summer 2019

St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center, Titusville, FL
Wednesday, July 17th – Sunday, July 21st

By the grace of God, the SUS Diocese is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Special Needs Convention. This enjoyable annual convention for individuals with special needs and their families has been established to address the many concerns experienced by families with loved ones with special needs. Spiritual lectures and presentations from specialists and professionals in the community will address many concerns, challenges, and informative topics. The program includes Divine Liturgies, workshops, field trips, activities, and fun for the entire family. This year, we will be blessed to have His Grace Bishop Youssef along with Reverend Father Joachim Boutros and special guest speakers.

Date:                    July 17 - July 21, 2019
Location:         St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center
                                4951 South Washington Avenue
                                 Titusville, FL 32780

Check-In:          Wednesday, July 17, 2019 after 3:00 PM
Check-Out:       Sunday, July 21, 2019 before 12:00 PM
Room:                $55 per night (some rooms can sleep up to four); Total Stay: $220                             
Meals:                 All inclusive from July 17th Dinner - July 21st Breakfast
                                 Under 12 years old - $75
                                 12 years old and up - $90


*To register, please click here. The Registration Deadline for attendees is July 1st, 2019.


*If you would like to be a volunteer, please click here to register and select ARM-Volunteers. Please click here to download Volunteer Questionnaire. We ask that you download this form, complete it, and email it to AND All volunteers must register. No walk-ins at the center please. The Registration Deadline for volunteers is July 1st, 2019.

Room:                $165 for four night full stay and $145 for any stay less than four nights (rooms sleep 2 people; inclusive of meals)                            


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*To view the agenda, please click here.

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For general questions or convention information, please contact us.


Anyone who would like to attend but may have financial difficulty, please contact Father Joachim at 239-273-5029 or contact us.



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