Young Adults Parish Groups

List of Young Adult Parish Groups in English

If you are interested in learning more about young adult ministry at your parish, click the link below or contact our office yacm@archgh.org or 713-741-8778.

 

North

North Houston Catholic Young Adults 

Christ the Good Shepherd – Spring, TX: Contact Diana Valencia

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

JPII Catholic Young Adults Ministry North of Houston 

Prince of Peace

Sacred Heart – Conroe, TX: Contact Matthew Monteilh

St. Anthony of Padua – Woodlands, TX: Contact Michael Gormley

St. Ignatius Loyola – Spring, TX

St. John of the Cross (bilingual): Contact Amanda Silva

St. Martha

St. Mary Magdalene: Contact Cynthia Hernandez

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Monica Church: Contact Doris Barrow or General Email

St. Stephen the Martyr Mission – Point Blank, TX: Contact Guadalupe Torres

St. Thomas the Apostle: Contact Marisol Urbina

Sts. Simon & Jude – Woodlands, TX: Contact Megan Jordan

 

South

Bay Area Young Adult Ministry (BAYAM): Contact General Email

Galveston Catholic Young Adult – Galveston, TX

Immaculate Heart of Mary: Contact Ashley Nicole Lopez

Most Holy Trinity – Angleton, TX

Our Mother of Mercy

Sacred Heart – Manvel, TX: Contact Olivia Gallegos

St. Benedict the Abbot: Contact General Email

St. Christopher: Contact Lam Hoang

St. Frances Xavier: Contact Eboni Graham

St. Hyacinth: Contact Kirke Beall

St. Jerome – Clute, TX: Contact Berenice DeLeon

St. John the Baptist – Alvin, TX: Contact Laura Hoffman

St. Luke the Evangelist

 

Southwest

Ascension Chinese Mission: Contact Francisco Flores

St. Laurence – Sugar Land, TX

St. Thomas Aquinas – Sugar Land, TX: Contact Alex Pasculado

 

Central

All Saints: Contact Natalia Torres

Annunciation Catholic Church

Assumption: Contact Destenie Herrera

Blessed Sacrament: Contact Ana Romo

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Corpus Christi: Contact Jackie Hoyos

Holy Rosary: Contact General Email

Houston Catholic Young Adults: Contact General Email

Notre Dame: Contact Christian Mai

St. Anne Catholic Community: Contact General Email

St. Mary of the Purification: Contact Ashley Gary

St. Michael: Contact Mary Caprio

St. Pius V: Contact Ivan Macias

St. Vincent de Paul

Vietnamese Martyrs: Contact Trang Trish Vu

 

East

St. Andrew – Channelview, TX: Contact General Email

St. Joseph – Baytown, TX: Contact Daniela Ramirez

 

West

Epiphany – Katy, TX

Sacred Heart – Richmond, TX: Contact Akunna Okere

St. Cyril of Alexandria: Contact Andrea Velazquez

St. Faustina: Contact Deacon Ryan Stawaisz

St. Jerome

St. John Vianney: Contact Tashina Cooper

St. Justin Martyr

St. Katherine Drexel – Hempstead, TX: Contact Erika Reyes

Sts. Peter and Paul – Bellville, TX: Contact Cynthia Luongo

 

Organizations

Young Catholic Professionals

Adore Ministries: Connect on Facebook Here

Regnum Christi: Contact Katie Tuttle

Young Catholics of African Descent: Contact Stacy Allen

Catholic Charismatic Center

Pax Christi at University of St. Thomas: Contact General Email

 

 

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" 
Cristo Buen Pastor "Redicati"
Príncipe de Paz "Servorum Dei"
Sagrado Corazón (Conroe) "Amigo Cristo"
San Carlos Borromeo "Jóvenes Nueva Alianza"

Sur 
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"

Central

Centro Católico Carismático "Agua Viva" 
San Vicente de Paul "Jovenes de Luz"


Este 
San Andrés "Peregrinos de la Paz"
San Felipe de Jesus "Shaddai"

Oeste 
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"


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