Looking for something to do with other young adults? Looking to deepen your faith among other Catholic young adults? Then check out this week’s upcoming events sponsored by the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministries:
- October 6: Theology on Tap series; 6:30 p.m. at the Fox & Hound with Martin Gutierrez, “One Nation Under God”
- October 9: Matt Maher in concert; 4p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) at the Ohana Pier in Slidell; tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door
For more information on future events, check out the Young Adult Ministry’s website or contact Rachel Longest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for somewhere to meet other Catholics in their 20s on up, socialize and talk about your faith? Then mark your calendars for Thursday nights in October for the Theology on Tap series! The Southshore will host the four-week series at Fox & Hound in Elmwood Village Center (2100 S. Clearview Parkway) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Show up early for a drink and Catholic fellowship!
The lineup includes:
- Oct. 6: “One Nation Under God” with Martin Gutierrez
- Oct. 13: “Life Isn’t Fair but Trade Can Be” with Paula Taylor and Traci Taylor
- Oct. 20: “What the Mass Says About Us” with Todd Amick
- Oct. 27: “When the Well Runs Dry” with Sr. Rose Bowen, O.P.
For more information on the individual talks, visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Ministry or contact Rachel Longest at email@example.com.
Looking for a way to get involved in the young adult community within the Archdiocese of New Orleans? Check out some of the events sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans:
- What Next? Finding Answers with Faith Retreat; September 16-17 at the Camp Abbey Retreat Center in Covington. Register by September 14 for a $70 registration fee; $75 for on-site registration.
- Archbishop Hughes to celebrate Mass and teach changes to Roman Missal; September 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cenacle Retreat House Chapel.
- Social Justice Series sponsored by the Jesuits of the New Orleans Province; September 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Columns Hotel at 6 p.m.
For more information on these and other upcoming events, contact Rachel Longest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens and young adults around the archdiocese are familiar with the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, a three-day weekend filled with prayer, reflections, discussions and activities centered on paschal mystery spirituality.
Keeping the paschal mystery at its core, 90 registrants from dioceses across the nation, representing 18 TEC communities, met at Loyola University New Orleans for the yearly TEC Congress July 15-17 under the theme “Rise, Renew, Rejoice.”
“The Congress provides opportunities for community, prayer and formation,” said Ronald Reiter, executive director of TEC. “It allows us to learn new ideas, meet new friends, reconnect with old friends and share and collaborate in TEC ministry.”
At the college level, finding a community of people with similar interests can seem like an easy task. In the real world, however, it isn’t always that easy. The desire for community expands rapidly as New Orleans’ young adults struggle to find a place for them to live and grow in the Catholic faith.
Rachel Longest, archdiocesan young adult ministry coordinator, and Laura Quigley, associate chaplain at Loyola University New Orleans, have teamed up to form Christian Life Communities (CLCs) throughout the archdiocese for young adults graduated from college. Already in place at Loyola and Jesuit universities across the country, CLCs consist of groups of six to 10 people and are founded in Ignatian spirituality, grounded in each individual’s own experience and finding God in all things.
“The idea is to engage in discernment together, reflecting on where to find God in your life, so that you can really fulfill God’s mission,” Quigley said.