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.
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.
AYCP July Gathering
Mark your calendars for July 1 to attend the next gathering of this our newest endeavor! 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 Eli R. Ochoa, CEO at ERO Architects. Meet at Tony Roma's (map here) in South McAllen from 6:30-8:00 pm; free hors d'oeuvres.
Meet Your Diocese Tour 2014
UPDATE: The Meet Your Diocese Tour will be rescheduled for the near future. Stay tuned for the new dates!
Looking for a staycation? How about a tour around the diocese? Hop on a shuttle with other young adults to visit historical places from the old missions in Roma to La Lomita Mission to the newly renovated Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville! This two-day tour includes an overnight stay at Camp Keralum in
Mission. All for the unbeatable cost of just $10 per person.
Sign up today by submitting this form. Space is limited! For more information, please contact Joe Garcia at email@example.com.
Apply to become a Bishop's Young Adult Ambassador!
Are you between the ages of 21 and 39? Are you passionate about your faith? Do you want to nurture your leadership skills?
If you have experience in demonstrating ability to speak and advocate on behalf of your peers, working collaboratively with other young adults, and being open to using your spiritual gifts, talents, and leadership abilities in the service of the Catholic Church, apply to become an Ambassador!
Find the complete application here. The deadline to apply is June 16!
Valley Awakening #3 Applications are up!
If you're working and need to take a weekend off to awaken your spiritual life with other people your age, look no further. Valley Awakening #3 is a diocese-wide retreat for young adults ages 21-35 who are seeking to deepen their faith and grow spiritually through prayer, community and service.
This weekend retreat will take place at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in San Juan, TX from July 25-27. Download and submit your RETREATER APPLICATION today, space is limited!
UPDATE: We are glad to announce that the retreat has reached capacity. Please check back soon for more retreats and young adult gatherings in the near future.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFC Retreat Summer 2014
This retreat provides a great opportunity to get together with other young adults who are similarly striving to find and develop their relationship with God. The retreat is put together by Ambassadors for Christ at St. Paul's in Mission, and taking place at the Benedictine Monastery in Rio Grande City. It is open for single young adults in their 20s and 30s. The cost is $125 per person, and check-in is at St. Paul's. For more details, please contact Joe Hernandez at email@example.com or (956) 240-3912.
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!
Jon Carlo & Matt Maher in McAllen
The Got Faith Concert Series presents two world renowned artists, Jon Carlo and Matt Maher, on July 10th and July 11th, respectively, at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in McAllen. Come praise and worship in music with Jon Carlo's Band and Matt Maher. Tickets are available at all locations on the poster. For more information on how to meet-n-greet and have dinner with Jon or Matt, please call to (956) 878-7610; limited seats are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (956) 784-5090.
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Looking for Holy Mass Times?
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!