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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-741-8778 for more information)
Most Holy Trinity- Angleton, TX
Ascension Chinese Mission
Young Catholic Professionals
Lista de Pastorales Juveniles en Español
(Si desea contactar alguno de los grupos favor de comunicarse con email@example.com or 713-741-8768)
Asunción "Nueva Imagen"
San Leo Magno "Nueva Generación"
Saint John Neumann "Cristo Nuestra Esperanza"
Cristo Buen Pastor "Redicati"
Príncipe de Paz "Servorum Dei"
Sagrado Corazón (Conroe) "Amigo Cristo"
San Carlos Borromeo "Jóvenes Nueva Alianza"
Reina de la Paz "Divino Pastor"
Cruz Verdadera "Emmanuel"
San Cristóbal "Amigos de Jesús"
San Pablo el Apóstol "Espacio de Dios"
San Juan Bautista "Caminantes en Fe"
Centro Católico Carismático "Agua Viva"
San Vicente de Paul "Jovenes de Luz"
San Andrés "Peregrinos de la Paz"
San Felipe de Jesus "Shaddai"
Holy Ghost "Aprendiendo a Vivir"
Santa Cecilia "Maranatha"
Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton "SEAS Pescador"
San Jerónimo "Juventud y Esperanza"
San Marcos el Evangelista "Los Elegidos"
St. Francis de Sales "Jóvenes para Cristo"
Saint Benedict the Abbot "Alter Christus"
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):
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.
- Bayou Awakening
- Young Adult and Campus Ministry Conference
- Café Catholica
- Bimonthly Young Adult Leader Network Gatherings
- Hispanic young adult ministry
- NCYAMA (National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association)
- Frassati Society of Young Adult Catholics
- Instituto Fe y Vida (Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry)
- Center for Ministry Development
- La Red: The National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana