The Office of Campus & Young Adult Ministry supports single and married young adults (ages 18-39) to live the Gospel message through prayer, community and service. To learn more about our mission, click here.
Valley Awakening #3 was a very successful retreat with over 60 young adults in attendance! Thanks to Anita's Café, Cherries Party Place, Edwards Abstract & Title, Ernesto Trevino DDS, Joel Martinez DDS, La Reynera Bakery Supreme, Prestige Building Maintenance, Samuel Galvan Tax Consultant, Sergio Munoz Jr., Tina Salinas Insurance, and Topcon. Your support allowed for these young adults to grow closer to God, make new friends, and experience spiritual renewal. In a spirit of gratitude, may the Lord, through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, bless your labor abundantly here and in heaven.
AYCP August Gathering
Join other young adult business and community leaders, age 21-39, for an evening of fellowship, networking, and personal growth based on a common Catholic identity. The featured presenter for the night is Mrs. Rebecca E. Ramirez-Stocker, Executive Director of Hope Family Heath Center. Gathering is on Tuesday, August 5, at Tony Roma's (map here) in South McAllen from 6:30-8:00 pm; free hors d'oeuvres.
Matt Maher in McAllen
"Thank you, CYAM for the tickets for the Matt Maher concert. What a blessed experience. Winning these tickets was both a surprise and a true blessing!"
--Ismael and Perla Perez, winners of concert tickets via CYAM on facebook.
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World Youth Day 2016 Preparations
Last chance! WYD 2016 is set for July 25-31, 2016, and together with the Office of Youth Ministry we will be taking a diocesan contingent! The package includes accommodations at hostels (or university dorms), meals, day tours and more. The cost is around $3300-$3500/pp. For more information and to see how you can start budgeting today, please download our diocesan WYD flyer and registration form here or e-mail Miguel Santos: email@example.com.
Theology on Tap: Pope Francis 101
Come and invite a friend this Monday, June 30, to Casa de Adobe Restaurant and Bar (map here) for the very first time in Rio Grande City from 7:00-9:00 pm for an evening of fellowship! Fr. Tom Sepulveda will be the speaker on
the topic "Pope Francis 101." Theology on Tap is a speaker series for those in their 20’s and 30’s, married or single to meet together in the relaxed setting of a local pub. Through lively conversations and interesting speakers, young adults have an opportunity to reflect on their faith and connect with other young adults. If there is any topic you would be interested in discussing deeper, please email Miguel Santos: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Land Pilgrimage of Pope Francis
In case you missed it or want to read more about Pope Francis' recent historical meeting with Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, check out this Vatican site to peruse thru a number of statements and pictures.
Join the CRS team! #KickPoverty
Any unfamiliar countries in the soccer World Cup in Brazil? Catholic Relief Services serves in twelve of the thirty-two nations participating in this worldwide tournament. Join CRS in becoming a champion of goodwill and generosity, in the fraternal spirit that Christ and Pope Francis exhort us. This World Cup, see this 1-minute video on how CRS and you can kick poverty!
Summer Courses for Laity
Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord expresses the U.S. bishops’ desire for the fruitful collaboration of ordained and lay ministers who, in distinct but complementary ways, continue in the Church the saving mission of Christ for the world, his vineyard (USCCB, 2005). With this in mind, the San Juan Diego Ministry Institute for Lay Leadership Formation is offering these courses this Summer: Theology of the Body, Youth Ministry 101 Fast-track, and the Gospel of Matthew. For information on course dates, locations, and registration, please see this brochure or e-mail Deacon Luis Zuniga at email@example.com or call (956) 784-5090.
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Whether you're in a new town, on the road, or just haven't been to church in a while, MassTimes.org can help find times for Masses nearby.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Has it been a while since you approached the Sacrament of Reconciliation or even thought about it?
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a list of a how-to guide and answers to frequently asked questions. Busted Halo also made a video about it, as a part of the site's sacraments 101 series.
The Forgiveness and mercy of Jesus is waiting for you!