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.
Spring Theology on Tap kicks off
Come and invite a friend this Monday, March 31, to the Thirsty Bronc in Edinburg from 7:00-9:00 pm for an evening of fellowship!
Deacon Ray Flores will be the speaker on the topic of"Angels: Their presence, their purpose and us."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:email@example.com
AYCP to Hold Its First Gathering in McAllen
Mark your calendars for April 1 to attend the first 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 Mayor Emeritus Richard Cortez. Meet at the Marriot Courtyard(2131 S 10th St.) in McAllen from 6:30-8:00 pm; free hors d'oeuvres.
Bishop's Young Adult Ambassadors: Lent Edition
What does the word Lent mean? Why do you fast? Why do Catholics "give up" something for Lent?
Answers to these questions and other excellent resources for your Lenten faith curiosity are brought to you by the Bishop's Young Adult Ambassadors.
Also, check out how you canbe part of a Rosary Chain to boost your prayer life during this season. Let us pray!
A Message for Lent
This year Lent begins on March 5 with Ash Wednesday. In his first message for the upcoming Lenten season, Pope Francis invites us to focus on the poverty of Christ in becoming man, emphasizing that it is our Christian duty to give the same humble witness in our care for the poor.
What kind of poverty is Pope Francis talking about? How can we help the poor?
This article summarizes what the Pope asks us to reflect on during this time of sacrifice; or if you prefer the full version, you can read it here.
'Pilgrimage of Trust' Texas Style
The Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust is coming to Texas! Make plans to spend a weekend in Houston and join fellow young adults ages 18-35 from all over North America.
If you haven't been to one of the recent Taizé prayer services held throughout the diocese, watch this video to learn about the Taizé Community in France and the Pilgrimage of Trust. You can also look at the detailedinformation about what to expect during the weekend.
If you would like to be part of the group of young adults traveling together to Houston from our diocese, please contact Miguel Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited and the deadline to sign up is April 4.
'Son of God' Movie Event
Thanks to all who joined for a great time of fellowship and insightful discussion after the 'Son of God' movie in McAllen and Brownsville!
Also, congratulations to our free movie ticket winners! If you'd like to keep posted on more opportunities to gather with young adults, please like our CYAM Facebook page and let us know how we're doing.
You got this on your smartphone?
This free app from Catholic Relief Services can be your companion throughout your Lenten journey.
Get daily reflections, track your lenten sacrifices of love, and prepare simple yet delicious meatless meals.
Download it here via CRS or search for
CRS Rice Bowl in the iTunes or Google Play stores.
Have some Rihanna, Homer Simpson, and Christian Bale in your Lent.
Want daily quick and fresh ideas for Lent practices that are relevant to you?
Busted Halo's FAST PRAY GIVE Calendar is here! Each day throughout Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, the calendar’s link for that day becomes active, revealing a Daily Jolt for spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and alms giving.
Also, take a look at their other vast resources by visiting Busted Halo.
Message of Blessed Pope John Paul II (Lent 2002)
"We are preparing to follow the path of Lent, which will lead us to the solemn celebration of the central mystery of faith, the mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. […] Lent is a return to the roots of our faith, so that by pondering the measureless gift of grace which is Redemption, we cannot fail to realize that all has been given to us by God’s loving initiative. […] 'What do you have,' Saint Paul asks, 'that you did not receive?' (1 Cor 4:7). The demand which follows this recognition is that of loving our brothers and sisters, and of dedicating ourselves to them. […] What better time is there than Lent for offering this testimony of gratuitousness which the world so badly needs? In the very love which God has for us, there lies the call to give ourselves freely to others in turn…."
This and other spiritual reflections you can find at the Vatican News Website.
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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!