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Young Adult Ministry


Our approach to Young Adult Ministry:

This is a ministry of, by, and for Catholic men and women in their 20’s and 30’s. At St. Francis we believe that ministering to young adults, or for that matter ministering to people of any age, begins by creating an environment where people feel welcome. This welcoming spirit should lead people to feel at home by worshiping God together in a way that feeds the spirit: with inspired preaching from our priests and music that helps lift minds, voices and hearts to God. Finally, our contact with Christ together in the community of the church should help us to hear Jesus’ call to serve one another, and those in need wherever we meet them.

In other words, young adults at St. Francis are invited to deepen their relationship with God, to be part of a community of faith where real relationships are formed that help each of us grow as people of faith, and to find meaningful opportunities to get involved.


The Young Adult Ministry at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is committed to sending volunteers every FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH to the Meatloaf Kitchen on the Lower East Side.  The Meatloaf Kitchen is a soup kitchen that feeds those in need.  Volunteers are needed for set up,  serving and clean up.  If you would like more details about volunteering with us, please email:



For the winter and spring of 2015 the Young Adult Ministry has been meeting every first and third Monday of the Month at 7 PM in the Francis Room of the Francis House.  The discussions are on topics related to faith, ethics, morality and spirituality.  The topics were chosen from questions asked by members of our Young Adult Community at a winter Young Adult Meet in Greet in January 2015.

The next (and final for the Spring 2015 season) Monday evening meeting is:

The Final Things:  Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell

Monday, May 18th at 7 PM in the Clare Room


Summer 2015:

The Young Adult Ministry has traditionally stopped holding regularly scheduled meetings over the summer and has opted to continue building our community though a series of ad hoc events over the course of the summer that take advantage of some of the great things New York City offers.  In the past we have hosted a BBQ, we have gone to the free Opera in the Park, hiking, the beach, etc.

To find out about our summer events sign up for the Young Adult email here


While all of our Masses welcome people in their twenties and thirties, most young adults at St. Francis tend to come to the 5:00 PM and 6:15 PM Sunday evening Masses.

To receive emails about Young Adult Ministry events  please CLICK HERE and select YOUNG ADULTS under “Specific Areas of Interest.”

If you would like more information about our ministry, you may email us at


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Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues