Young Adults Parish Groups

List of Young Adult Parish Groups in English

(If you need to contact an of the followign groups please click in their link or contact our office yacm@archgh.org or 713-741-8778 for more information)

Downtown
Annunciation Catholic Church
Catholic Charismatic Center
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Holy Rosary
St. Anne Catholic Community

St. Michael
Christ in the City


East
St. Andrew Channelview


North
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
Prince of Peace
St Matthew the Evangelist
St. Anthony of Padua - Woodlands
St. Martha
St. Monica Church 
JPII Catholic Young Adults Ministry North of Houston 
St. Ignatius Loyola- Spring, TX

Christ the Good Shepherd- Spring, TX

South
Mary Queen 
Our Mother of Mercy
St. Bernadette
St. Christopher
St. Frances Xavier
St. Helen
St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Paul the Apostle
Immaculate Heart of Mary

Galveston Catholic Young Adult- Galveston, TX


Southwest
Ascension Chinese Mission
St. Benedict the Abbot
St. Cyril of Alexandria
St. Francis de Sales
St. Justin Martyr
St. Laurence
St. Vincent de Paul


West
Holy Name Retreat Center
St. Andrew Kim
St. Cecilia
St. Jerome
St. John Vianney
St. Katharine Drexel
Sts. Peter & Paul - Bellville


Organizations
Young Catholic Professionals

 

Lista de Pastorales Juveniles en Español

(Si desea contactar alguno de los grupos favor de comunicarse con mochoa@archgh.org or 713-741-8768)

Norte 
Asunción "Nueva Imagen"
San Leo Magno "Nueva Generación"
Saint John Neumann "Cristo Nuestra Esperanza" 
San Juan de la Cruz (New Caney) "T.R.A.S. Jesús"
Cristo Buen Pastor 
Príncipe de Paz "Servorum Dei"
Sagrado Corazón (Conroe) "Amigo Cristo"
San Carlos Borromeo "Jóvenes Nueva Alianza"
Santa Ana (Tomball) "Christi Apostoli "
Sur 
Reina de la Paz "Divino Pastor" 
Cruz Verdadera "Emmanuel"
Centro Católico Carismático "Agua Viva" 
San Pablo el Apóstol "Espacio de Dios"
Inmaculado Corazón De María "Jóvenes de Cristo"
San Vicente de Paul "Jovenes de Luz" 
San Francis Cabrini "Nuevo Amanecer" 
San Cristóbal "Amigos de Jesús"
Este 
San Andrés "Peregrinos de la Paz"
Oeste 
Holy Ghost "Aprendiendo a Vivir" Aprendiendoavivir88@gmail.com
Santa Cecilia "Maranatha" 
Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton "SEAS Pescador" 
San Jerónimo "Juventud y Esperanza" juventud.y.esperanza1@gmail.com
San Marcos "Los Elegidos"
Holy Family 
St. Francis de Sales 
Centro 
Holy Name "Amor y Amistad Con Jesucristo"
Movimiento
Movimiento de Encuentro de Promoción Juvenil (EPJ)

Who Are "Young Adults"?

The Archdiocesan office promotes the on-going Christian formation of Catholic young adults in their late teens, twenties and thirties, both single and married, by providing resources, training and support for those responsible for this ministry in parishes and in college/university campus ministry centers. Guided by Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults, we seek to promote a young adult perspective within the archdiocese, and to facilitate communication and collaboration between and among the archdiocese and regional and parish young adult groups. We have a vision of the church as a place where young adults are at home; where their gifts are acknowledged and their lives are supported and nourished; where young adults exercise servant leadership in worship, catechesis, social ministry and evangelization.

When we speak of young adults we mean adults between the ages of 18 and 35. Most of today's young adults are members of two groups termed "Generation X" (born between1964-1979) and the Millennials (born after 1980). The young adult population of our diocese is characterized by greater diversity than older age brackets, with a preponderance of Hispanics, as shown in this graph from the Houston Chronicle, 29 March 2001 (used with permission):

 

In 1996, the U.S. Catholic bishops gave us a plan for young adult ministry,Sons and Daughters of the Light. They begin their introductory letter with a confession:

We acknowledge the pain many of you speak of feeling unwelcome and alone--strangers in the house of God. For any failure to extend hospitality we apologize and promise anew greater efforts to welcome you into church life.

They invite young adults to give the Church another chance:

We know that your talents, and those of other young adults, can enrich the Church and be a sign of God's presence in society. We invite you to share them with us and become part of a welcoming community for other young adults as well. Not too long ago our Holy Father spoke of your importance to the life of the Church. "The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your ideals, in order to make the Gospel of life penetrate the fabric of society, transforming people's hearts and the structures of society in order to create a civilization of true justice and love."

Their plan for young adult ministry includes four goals, addressed to a generation that so often feels disconnected from the Church and from society. We are to connect young adults...

  • with Jesus Christ
  • with the Church
  • with the mission of the Church in the world
  • with a peer community.

Programs and Services of the Office

Resources and Organizations