The St. Paul Catholic Community Young Adult Ministry’s mission is to empower young adults, aged 18-39, married or single, to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our community and world today.
Who are Young Adults?
Young adulthood refers to people in their late teens, twenties, and thirties; single, married, divorced, or widowed; and with or without children. They are present in every trade and profession. They live in many communities that make up our society – from rural areas to small towns to large metropolitan areas. They come from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual realities. This diversity is reflected in the large number of people from various nations coming to this country whose median age is in the early to mid-twenties. Young adults undertake numerous developmental tasks as they continue to grow and mature. Many first experience autonomy and discover new roles in family, work, society, and the Church as they begin college, their first job, or marriage. Today many young adults spend longer periods in transition. Marriage is delayed; children come later in life; geographic and job mobility is high; and second and third careers are common. Some find themselves single again through separation, divorce, or the death of a spouse. Some may find themselves raising children alone. When we consider all these factors, it is easy to understand why many young adults believe that life today is different.
Goals of Young Adult Ministry
- To connect young adults with Jesus Christ through spiritual formation/direction, religious education/formation, and vocation discernment.
- To connect young adults with the Church through evangelizing outreach, formation of the faith community, and pastoral care.
- To connect young adults with the mission of the Church in the world through forming a Christian conscience, educating and working for justice, and developing leaders for the present and the future.
- To connect young adults with a peer community through developing peer leadership and identifying a young adult team for the purpose of forming faith communities of peers.
Want to get involved?
Contact Jeff Falanga at 352-787-6354 ext. 251.