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.
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October Theology on Tap: "Walking the 'Camino de Santiago'"
Come and invite a friend this Thursday, October 23, to Antonio's Mexican Village (map here) in Brownsville from 7:00-9:00 pm for an evening of fellowship! Fr. Pat Seitz will be the speaker on the topic of "Walking the 'Camino de Santiago'."
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. Do you have a topic you'd like to be featured on Theology on Tap? E-mail Raul Cabrera with your interest at email@example.com.
4to. Encuentro Juvenil in Brownsville
Ministerio Sanacion Interior Santa Maria de Guadalupe and Grupo Juvenil Guadalupano invite youth and young adults to their 4to Encuentro Juvenil. This free retreat-style gathering will be all in Spanish, and will take place both October 25 and 26 from 8 am to 8 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Brownsville (map here). It will include praise and worship, activities, talks, and testimonies on the theme "Jesus: Camino, Verdad y Vida." To sign up or more information, please contact Oscar Galvan at (956) 793-7156 or Iris Rojas at (956) 572-0228.
AYCP November Gathering
Mark your calendars for November 4 to attend the next gathering of this our newest endeavor! Invite a friend/co-worker and 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. This time will feature Mrs. Cleo Hinojosa, regional director for the Premier High Schools Charter Schools' south region. Meet at Tony Roma's (map here) in South McAllen from 6:30-8:00 pm; free hors d'oeuvres.
Register Today for Retiro "Buscadores"!
Register today for the upcoming Buscadores Retreat! Buscadores is a retreat in Spanish based on Ignatian Spirituality for young adults ages 25-39. It is taking place November 21-23 at Casa de Oracion Rosa Mistica in Brownsville. Don't miss this opportunity to pause and reflect on your faith journey with other people your age. Register before November 7 at the Charis website and save! Pay only $60, or $80 after. For more information and questions, please contact Raul Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vania Barrera at email@example.com.
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. A very important meeting is taking place on November 16th from 5-7 pm at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in San Juan. 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.
Information on the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops
Last year, Pope Francis called for an Extraordinary Meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The synod began on October 5. To learn more about this important meeting with implications for families and marriages in the global Church, visit the Vatican's Intrumentum Laboris or the Vatican News site.
CRS in Iraq
You can help provide for some of the most basic needs for Christians who have been displaced from their homes in Iraq. CRS is mobilizing in cities such as Erbil in Northern Iraq to aid with their expertise, and you can contribute directly to their work in this humanitarian crisis. Watch this video to see what CRS is doing in Iraq and learn how you can help. Keep them in your prayers.
Last month on the CYAM wall...
CYAM is glad to provide young adults of our diocese with opportunities to celebrate their faith. On September 2, the Association of Young Catholic Professionals (AYCP) met at Tony Roma's in McAllen with special guest Bishop Flores. The gathering drew a full house, and a memorable picture was posted by one of the attendees on the CYAM facebook page. Give us a like and follow us to participate in other exciting events!
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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!