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Young Adult Ministry


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

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


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 worshipping 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.

Specific outreaches:


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.

Regular Meetings:

The Young Adult Ministry meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in the Clare Room in the St. Francis House.  These meetings are open to all men and women in their 20′s or 30′s.  The meetings are a time for prayer, conversation, and reflection either on scripture, a movie, or other material.  It’s also a great way to find a community of faith and support.

FOUNDATIONS: a new introduction to Catholicism for young adults.

This new introduction to Catholicism is being offered exclusively for young adults. It seeks to re-introduce members of the millennial generation to a spiritual tradition that has fed people all over the world for 2000 years.  Foundations is typically offered during Lent and in the fall in 6 week intervals.

Dealing with the post-college years

Our ministry tries to bridge the gap between college campus ministry and life in the wider church by gathering post-college age alumni together once a month for after-Mass socials specifically for them. Currently we are partnering with the alumni associations of St. Bonaventure, Notre Dame, and Villanova Universities. Members of these alumni associations and their friends worship at the 6:15 PM Sunday Mass and then gather for some after-Mass socializing.

Sacramental Preparation

Many people in their twenties and thirties connect to the church in a deeper way as they prepare to marry or as they prepare to be godparents, or have their children baptized. We try to help our members make these moments meaningful and enjoyable.


Through our Volunteer Ministry, and our Service and Advocacy Ministry we try to connect people to ways of living their faith more deeply in direct service and volunteering.

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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