Calling all young adults for Café Catholica 2012

May 22, 2012

HOUSTON — Café Catholica is an Archdiocesan-sponsored young adult summer series held over the course of four consecutive Monday nights (July 9, 16, 23 and 30) at St. Anne Church, 2140 Westheimer, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

All are welcome to attend the event, which includes a free dinner and guest speaker. 

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will kick off the event on July 9 as the Mass celebrant and will also be the guest speaker for the evening. There will also be tables displaying various Catholic ministries, organizations and companies.

According to the Café Catholica planning team, more than 1,500 young adults attend the summer series. 

Event Coordinator Michael Newhouse said young adults need events like Café Catholica to help stay connected to the Church since they are too young to participate and relate to youth ministry, yet not at a point in their lives where they can share in family life ministry.

“[Café Catholica] connects young adults more deeply with their faith because many feel homeless in the Church,” he said. 

Newhouse said previously the time period between youth and family in the life of a person was only a few years. However, nowadays that age range is increasing dramatically, leaving many young adults vulnerable spiritually. 

“What used to take a few years takes longer now,” he said. “It’s very different from our parents’ generation.”

This year’s theme, “Do you HUNGER for more than GAMES?” offers pop-culture backdrop to show the hunger young adults have to belong to the church, Newhouse said. To focus on that theme, the four featured speakers will be telling their personal stories about how they found the love and joy of Christ in their lives.

“It’s more from the heart,” Newhouse said. 
For more information visit www.CafeCatholica.com or contact Newhouse at 713-868-4353 or mcn311@gmail.com