Young Adult Ministry

The Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston seeks to provide a home for all young adults within the Catholic Church in their late teens, 20s, and 30s. One of 60-plus ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), it currently serves approximately 7,000 young adults (in English and Spanish) through programs and services provided at five college campuses and more than 60 parishes across the Archdiocese.

Click here to download the annual calendar of events for 2023-24.


Parish Young Adult Groups 

All young adults are encouraged to connect with a parish-based young adult ministry. A full listing of parishes that support this ministry can be found by clicking the link above. Parish-based young adult ministry is generally run by young adult volunteers who serve together on a leadership team.

Young Adult Workshops

The YACM Office offers several workshops for young adults throughout the year. These workshops include training for those serving as leaders in parish-based young adult ministry, sessions about bioethics, the Apostles on Mission program that helps young adults discern God's call to mission in their lives, and a course helping young adults who are discerning the vocation to marriage.

Café Catholica

Café Catholica is a speaker series for young adults that is held over four Mondays in the month of July. The Café Catholica program seeks to help young adults encounter Christ and his Church. Come for inspirational and informative talks, fellowship with Catholic young adults, great food, and time for prayer.

In addition to the main program, Café Connect offers an opportunity to help young adults make new connections by participating in small group discussions that happen sometime between Tuesday-Sunday following each Café Catholica presentation.

Retreats 

The YACM Office offers two retreats: the Charis Ignatian Spirituality Retreat for anyone in their 20's and 30's and the Bayou Awakening retreat for those 18-25 years old. More details available by clicking the link above. These retreats happen once each year. 

Registration is open for Charis Retreat. Please click the retreat link for retreat details. 

Magnify

Magnify, formerly known as the Archdiocesan Young Adult Day is an annual, one-day event that seeks to gather young adults in their 20s and 30s from all corners of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. With both local and national speakers, Magnify seeks to provide further catechesis and inspiration to Catholic young adults who are seeking to follow Christ in their lives. The event also includes an encounter with Christ, himself, through his sacraments of Confession and Eucharist. Magnify offers talks and events in both English and Spanish.

Registration is now open for Magnify 2024! Please register below!

Click here to register for Magnify 2024.

 

Podcasts for Young Adults

Looking for a podcast to engage your mind and your heart? Check out some of these podcasts for some great inspiration, life wisdom, and content that is perfect for Catholic young adults seeking to learn and grow.

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For more information contact the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry at yacm@archgh.org or 713-741-8778.