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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.


Fall 2014 Young Adult Ministry Calendar:

September 7th – December 7th : Meatloaf Kitchen Homeless outreach volunteer opportunity

Members of the Young Adult Ministry organize volunteers to help at the Meatloaf kitchen every first Saturday of the month. Email the ministry for details about volunteering

September 8th – December 8th : Bi-Monthly Ministry meeting

Bi-Monthly Young Adult Faith sharing meetings (meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Clare room. New members are always welcome!

September 29: Francis Week Major Talk

Paper Cups and Paper People:
Are We Living in a Throw-Away World?
with Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M. , at 6:30 PM, San Damiano Hall

Sept 12th-14th – Young Adult Fall Retreat

Registration is open for the 2014 Young Adult Fall Retreat.  Click here for Information and to register.

Sept 21st – Ministry Fair

Sept 26th – Viva Francesco Cabaret! See homepage for details

Oct 4th – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

5:30 PM Mass followed by young adult ministry BBQ to celebrate our patron saint. RSVP required to attend. Invitations to follow.

Dec 8th  - Ice skating in Bryant Park at 7 PM (other dates may also be added. Keep an eye out!)

Dec 21st – Carol singing with the Choir 3 PM in the Church

Other events may be added as the season goes on.


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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