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A Different Young Adult Group

WHAT'S NEXT? Pope Emeritus Benedict XVIexpanded on Pope John Paul's NewEvangelization by calling for there-proposing of the Gospel'to those regionswhere the roots of Christianity aredeep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization." For many teens, this reality is readily addressed by different youth groups within deanery 19. Butwhen teens make that transition into their youngachult years, 20-39 as defined by the Archdiocese, what's availahle to them in the area? This infographic aims to present why there isa direneed for a yaumgadult community which contimues aeucharistic centred spirituality. YOU ARE KNOWN AS A YOU ARE OF THE TARGETED AGES FOR YOUNG ADULT GROUPS Millenial 20-31 57% IF YOU WERE BORN IN EYOU MEE BORNN ARE HOW MLELS. THE OTHER 43 PERCENT IS 1983 1984 1985198619871988 1989199019911992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005200620072008200920102011 2012 2013. 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 COMPRISED OF 32-39 YEAR OLDS 1993 ACCORDING TO A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY CARA, believe that receiving the Holy MILLENIALS WHO ATTEND believe that Jesus is really MASS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH SOUND LIKE THEY ARE GREAT CATHOLICS, SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ? 91% 85% Eucharist is very important. This was the highest among Pre-Vatican II, Vatican II, and Post-Vatican II present in the Holy Eucharist 0% Highly Committed to Church 54% 7% 47% 73% of all cradle Catholics who leave, stopped considering themselves to be Catholic between the ages of Medium 18-39 27% say that they have a strong Catholicidentity Percentage that each of these aspects of mass were ratedas being "very"important by say that they have a poor Catholic identity Lowto No .------------ NOW FOR THE SITUATION IN THE SOUTH BAY MUBIALS NON-MILLENLALS 65% 58% 46% 78% 75% 68% Feeling God's Prayer and Readings &Gospel Prayer and Reflection Readings &Gospel Feeling God's presence Reflection presence 18A 15 8. 8. Catholic Parishes within a -10mileradius of St. Lawrence have ayoung adult group. 5of these are Life Teen Parishes have middle schoal programs have teen groups aside from confirmation. Ofthe 5, none have a eucharistic centered young adult group. IlThe church will become small and wil bave to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI words descrībe the current state of the Church. The very slart atresh more or less from the beginning She Y people leaving are the ones whounderstand that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist & will no longer be able to inhabit many of lhe ecilices she buil in prosperty. Hs a smal soctety. especially need community because they need that extra push to put sin down. The [he Church] will make much bigger demands on he ritialive of her individual members Pope Emeritus Benedid XVI2 desire to experience him. However, confirmed with JPII's New Evangelization, we need to start thinking & living outside the box. All Catholics need community. Young adults teenage identity crisisnowextendsitselfinto the young adult years.But this is why a Eucharistic young adult group is so important to the spiritual health of the area. Ofall the groups in the area, nothing offersanything more real that the eucharist. And here's why: There's nothing more real than Him. 1. Sacraments Today: Belief and Practices among U.S. Catholics. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. April 2008 2. Faith and the Future. Joseph Ratzinger. Ignatius Press. March 30, 2009. A The average response from Pre-Vatican II, Vatican I, and Post Vatican II population

A Different Young Adult Group

shared by chrispypapas on Jan 12
For local catholic churches, the young adult group is some variation of a bar hangout or an intense bible study. This info graphic looks to describe why young adult groups are important, but not just any.


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