Young adult ministry in the Catholic Church connects young adults with:
• Jesus Christ, fostering personal growth in faith as disciples;
• the church, by inviting and welcoming their presence in the Christian community;
• the mission of the church in the world; and
• a peer community in which their faith is nurtured and strengthened
Often, the first community that Catholics connect with is the parish. This may be where they were baptized, where they stop by when they are in town, or where they hope to marry. Pastoral ministry for young adults in our parishes provides a “home” where they can more personally experience their faith.
Ministries in the Diocese of Grand Rapids
Following are links to other ministries in our diocese providing programming and a community:
Veritas is a back-to-basics, fun, and spirit-filled weekend designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the Catholic Faith while learning how to live for God in our complex world.
Catholic Connect is a faith sharing group for young adults (ages 20-35) seeking to grow closer to God and understand the Catholic faith. Through Bible study, praise and worship, service, and fellowship, young adults are connected to others who share their passion to learn and grow closer to Christ. Connect meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, and adults of all faith levels are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Connect at email@example.com.
Young adults (college-age, young professionals, married, single, divorced) are invited to gather to answer the late Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization. Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for the rosary in the St. Thomas Ministry Center chapel followed at 7:30 pm in the Community Room by introductions, presentations, small group discussion and social time. Contact David and Amy Marchinda at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Bernadette Jones for additional information.