Young Adult Ministry

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About Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry is geared toward people between the ages of 18 and 39.  Within this incredibly broad category, there are several demographics, including but not limited to:

  • College Students
  • Young Adult Singles
  • Dating & Engaged Couples
  • Young Adult Married Couples
  • Divorced & Widowed Individuals
  • White Collar & Blue Collar
  • Military Personnel & Veterans
  • Unemployed & Under-Employed
  • Seminarians & Clergy
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministers
  • Urban & Inner City Residents
  • Suburban Young Adults
  • Rural & Small Town Residents
  • Interfaith Relationships
  • Parent Couples & Single Parents

The National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association specifies that with such broad and often disassociated demographics, the purpose of Young Adult Ministry is connection:

  1. Connecting young adults to God through Jesus Christ
  2. Connecting young adults to the Church and the Christian Community
  3. Connecting young adults to the mission of the Church in the world
  4. Connecting young adults to a peer community to further support and nurture their faith

 

Young Adult Events

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Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a program for Catholic Young Adults and their friends, in their 20’s and 30’s, married and single, to meet together at local bars and restaurants to listen to a speaker, share conversation, gain new insights into the faith, and engage in some theological discussion in a relaxed environment while enjoying some food and drinks.  No need to rsvp; simply show up.  Ordering food/drinks is optional, and everyone covers their own tab.  Nearby TOT chapters are listed below.

Mahoning County Theology on Tap The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant or pub (often at Lemon Grove) at 7:00pm.  Find us on Facebook!

Theology on Tap - Beaver County - The Beaver County chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Bert's Wooden Indian (308 Leopard Lane, Beaver, PA 15009).  Find us on Facebook!

Theology on Tap Lawrence County Chapter - The Lawrence County Chapter meets at 7:00pm on the last Thursday of each month at Four Brothers (331 East Washington Street New Castle, PA 16101).  For further information, please contact Deacon Dan Kielar at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, (724) 652-5829 ext. 3 or contact the Core Team at TOTLCC@gmail.com.  Find us on Facebook!

 

Campus Ministry

If you are a college student at the parish, you should check out the YSU Newman Center - http://www.ysucsa.org/

 

Other Events:

Young Adult Mass and Social (YAMS): Mardi Gras

Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to celebrate our faith and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 18th, starting at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Church in Middlebranch/Canton.  The New Orleans inspired party will follow in Varble Hall.  Event is free, sponsored by Little Flower, TGIF Stark County Young Adults, and the OY&YAM.