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Ryan Phelan
Director of Youth and
Young Adult Ministry


General Questions:

How much does GSP Cost?

The cost for each participant is $200. This covers meals, lodging, transportation to service sites, GSP t-shirts, and other retreat expenses.

Where is GSP held?

For the past four years we have been blessed by the hospitality of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Florida. We are excited to return again for the first offering of the 2019 Good Samaritan Project. 

The second week of GSP will be held in St Petersburg, our host school/parish is not yet finalized.

What service sites are GSP partnered with?

GSP participants visit a variety of service sites around the Tampa Bay area. For more information on our 2017 sites, please visit our Service page by clickhere

An ongoing list of partnering agencies will be made available later in the spring as we finalize plans.

How do I sign up?

Starting on March 18th, you will be able to access a link from our website to sign up electronically. 

My parish or school is not registered as going to GSP, can I still attend?

As GSP grows, it is increasingly important to foster relationships in church and school youth ministries. With that, our focus has moved from open enrollment to a parish and school based approach. 

If you are unable to register with your parish or school, we invite you to contact your parish's youth minister or director of faith formation to discuss options. 

Accommodation Questions:

Where do participants sleep?

GSP participants stay in classrooms and sleep on air mattresses. Air Mattresses are included in the cost for GSP and everyone will receive one to use for the week. 

How do you handle food allergies/considerations?


Please let your youth minister know if there are any allergy/food considerations prior to GSP. Our cook tries to be as accommodating as possible. Sometimes your assistance is needed in suggesting meal options and possibly bringing favorite or hard to find foods.

If a participant has an unusually severe or uncommon allergy, feel free to contact us before your retreat to work out a menu for that person. 


What do we need to bring?

Click below for a detailed packing list for our week together on the Good Samaritan Project:

Have other questions? 

Email Ryan Phelan at!