Princeton Area Young Adults
Young Adult Ministry is open to those ages 18-39 from all walks of life and any vocation. Weekly gatherings typically held on the St. Paul campus include nights of discussion, worship, study, and socialization. The ministry’s main goal is to meet the needs of the young adults in the Princeton area seeking to grow in faith alongside one another. Any young adults interested are welcome to join us or contact Kait for more information.
Pivotal Players [Series]
Sept 4 @ 7:00pm in the St. Tim Room
Bishop Robert Barron's Catholicism series took people around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith. The series aired on PBS and has been seen by millions. But there is still more of the story to tell. Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. All young adults are invited to join us for a night of viewing and discussion. Snacks and drinks provided!
Future dates: Oct 2, Nov 6, Jan 15, Feb 5
Sept 4 St. Francis (The Reformer)
Rebuild my Church! That’s the mission Christ gave to St. Francis and it’s the perennial task of the Church in every age of its life. But how is the reform and renewal of the Church to be accomplished? The life of St. Francis demonstrates that Christ intends the foundations of true and lasting reform to be built on the solid rock that is the radical witness of the saints.
Oct 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (The Theologian)
The relationship of faith and reason is under intense scrutiny in an age beholden to the competing claims of fundamentalism and secularism. So called “new atheists” insist that the claims of religion amount to mere superstition, a retrograde holdover from a time long ago. Others insist that the life of faith is a retreat into emotions and subjectivism. St. Thomas Aquinas anticipated these objections and trends and demonstrated that to believe is to think and that the life of the mind is integral to life in Christ.
Nov 6 Bl. John Henry Newman (The Convert)
Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.
Jan 15 St. Catherine of Siena (The Mystic)
Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.
Feb 5 GK Chesterton (The Evangelist)
How does one engage a culture that is befuddled by Christ and suspicious of the Church? The life and witness of this nineteenth century literary convert shows that the fundamental disposition of effective evangelization is joy, and life in Christ is a day-to-day encounter with an abundant and surprising offer of grace.
Mar 12 Michelangelo (The Artist)
The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.
Forming Intentional Disciples [Book Series]
Sept 18 @ 7:00pm in the St. Tim Room
How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Catholics transform parish life from within. Join us for a fall series reading through Sherry Weddell’s work and talking about it’s practical applications in our everyday lives.
Future dates: Oct 16, Nov 20
Theology on Tap
Sept 25 @ 7:00pm at Triumph Brewery
We’re back at the brewery! Join us this month for a night food (and drink!), friends, and fun! Mark your calendar now and bring some friends - the more the merrier! We hope for this to be an opportunity to reach out to young adults in our area who aren't involved or are maybe less involved in Church life. Hope to see you there!
Future dates: Nov 27, Jan 29, Mar 26, Jun 25
Oct 30 @ 8:00pm at the Ivy Inn
Join us for a night of fun and fellowship! We’ll meet at the Ivy at 7pm to get our team together and participate in their Quizzo Night!
Future dates: Feb 26, Apr 30, May 28
Pray | Play
Sept 11 @ 7:00pm in the St. Tim Room
This month, we’re mixing things up with Pray | Play! Join us for a Rosary at 7pm in the St. Tim Room. Afterwards, we’ll have a game night - vote for what we should play below! Feel free to invite other young adults in the area to join us. This month, we’ll be praying the Sorrowful Mysteries.
Future dates: Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 18