The Erie Catholic Young Adult Ministry is an association of people and parishes throughout the City of Erie. Started as an outreach of Saint George Church, the Erie Catholic Young Adult’s recognized an importance to reach out to all Catholic Young Adults for an opportunity to share the faith and form a community of believers. We are members from all churches, all parishes, all occupations, gathering to pray together, learn together, worship together, discern together, develop together, be together.
Who is this for?
Traditionally, the age group for young adults is anyone between the age of 18-39. We welcome anyone between these ages, no matter where they may be at in their journey of faith. We ask that members of our group have graduated from high school. If you are a senior in high school and are looking for a place to grow in your faith, contact us for more information.
Young adults are persons in their late teens, twenties, and thirties who represent diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual backgrounds. They are college students, workers, and professionals; they are persons in military service; they are single, married, divorced, or widowed; they are with or without children; they are newcomers in search of a better life.
What is the purpose of this group?
The purpose of this group can be summarized into five areas of our life as Christians:
Form Faith – Whose am I?
As stated in the Nicene Creed, we believe in The One God, in Three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our foundation and our purpose lies in God. We belong to Him, and as we are commanded, we are to grow in knowledge of Him and His purpose for us in this life. In our gathering together, we intend to grow in our faith and to learn the plan of God in our lives. We come together to seek out Christ in our daily lives and to be beacons of Faith, Joy, Hope, Peace, and Mercy in this world.
Uncover Identity – Who am I?
God has a particular purpose for each and every one of His creations. We are His creation, and with a purpose for our lives, we must come to know what that is. The question of “who am I?” can be answered through the light of faith, that we are the Beloved Sons and Daughters of God, and that God has created us to love Him. We respond to this love by following His will for our lives. By gathering together, we intend to learn about ourselves, to learn our gifts and talents so as better to serve the Church and the world around us.
Discern Vocation – Why am I?
With the knowledge that God has a plan for our lives, we come together in prayer and in fraternity to grow in knowledge of self so as to grow in His Image and Likeness as we have been created.
Ecce quam bonum et quam jucundum habitare fratres in unum.
As Psalm 133:1 says “How good and pleasant is it for brothers to live in unity,” we know that we are made to be in community. By coming together, we strive to grow in that community that God has created. We seek out His purpose and His plan for our lives.
Develop leaders – How am I?
Where is God calling us to ministry? God is asking each and every one of us to minister to our Brothers and Sisters in the world. We come together to see how we are able to follow that call to serve Him and our brothers and sisters in our communities.
Get connected! – Where am I?
There is no expectation when you join us to “have it all figured out.” In fact, we hope that there is even the smallest part of our members to be open to the Spirit of God to respond to His call in our lives. We ask that everyone be open to the community. We also don’t expect everyone to be willing or able to share immediately; rather we ask that you be understanding, willing to take that leap of faith, or to walk out on a limb and trust in God. Each of us is in a different place in our faith journey, what we hope to do is walk together, for we know in faith that God is with us.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
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