Who are we?
The St. Odilia young adults group seeks to create an environment of encounter with Jesus Christ and His Church through Eucharistic Adoration, the study of Scripture, and continued formation in the life of prayer and discipleship. Through these encounters and formation we seek to equip young adults to bring Christ with them wherever they may go so that they may spread the joy of the Gospel.
Upcoming Events:Summer Co-ed Softball 2021Play softball and make new friends every Thursday night with Catholic Softball Group! Catholic young adults from around the metro come together weekly throughout the summer to play softball, build community, and meet new friends. Registration for the summer season is now open and will fill quickly!! Visit their website for full details: https://www.catholicsoftballgroup.com/Coed Bags Tournament + All-You-Can-Eat ChiliJoin us for our 2nd Annual bags tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 10 at St. Odilia from 2-4:30pm. Random teams (or come with a coed partner), tons of chili, and lots of outdoor fun. Come just for the bags, just for the chili, or both! Registration is strongly encouraged to ensure we have enough chili available and to properly follow COVID precautions. Get full details, and sign with this link: Register here
Bethany House Summer Program - June 12 – August 7, 2021 – currently accepting applications!
Bethany House is a place, set apart, with an environment of support and encouragement for Catholic women as they intentionally discern consecrated life. The women live in community, pray together, have meals together, host Religious Sisters and participate in a discernment book study during the program. For more information and to request an application, see 10000vocations.org
Heart to Heart: Exploring Women’s Vocations - Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., virtual event
Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life to join us for this virtual event! Come for an evening of prayer and conversation with consecrated women sharing their vocations testimonies and tips on discernment. Find more information and register at 10000vocations.org or call the Office of Vocations at 651.962.6890.
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Ways to go on mission
Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. We gather together college students and seminarians onto teams of four in order to train them and send them out on the road to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Their youthfulness, energy, and ability to witness to the faith make our teachers particularly effective with children and young people. Click HERE to learn more.
At Damascus, we seek to awaken, empower, and equip a generation to live the adventure of the Catholic faith. We are a community of domestic missionaries, who believe in the transformative love of Jesus and who stand against the decline to bring revival to young people’s lives. We invite you to consider joining the adventure, and see what Jesus can do with a heart that is fully given. Click HERE to learn more.
FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students. Trained in Church teaching, prayer, sacred Scripture, evangelization and discipleship, FOCUS missionaries encounter students in friendship where they are, inviting them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accompanying them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence. Through Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and one-on-one discipleship, missionaries inspire and build up students in the faith, sending them out to spread the good news and to live out the Great Commission: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19).
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NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 34,000 retreats and ministered to more than 2.1 million young Catholics. NET Ministries fulfills its mission by:proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through a personal witness of faith, inviting young people to live for Christ, forming young people in Christian character through the study and practice of their faith, and equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization. Click HERE to learn more.