Office of Young Adult Ministry

      Welome to the online home of the Office of Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  The Office of Young Adult Ministry strives to support programs that already exist in the Archdiocese, as well as to begin new programs through our active outreach, St. Louis Young Adults, specifically targeted at those between the ages of 19-35.

 Please know that we are here to serve you.  If there is anything I can do to help make Young Adult ministry a bigger part of your life or parish, don't hesitate to contact me.

In Christ,

Kasia Penna

 

Director of Young Adult Ministry
kasiapenna@archstl.org

Latest News

Theology on Tap Summer 6 Pack Series Kicks Off!

Join us for our summer 6 pack series on Evangelization and responding to the Call to Missionary Discipleship!
The series kicks off on Tuesday June 9th with "Responding to Pope Francis' Call to Missioanry Discipleship".  The speaker will be Brian Miller, Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Though the word evangelization might be thrown around a lot in our churches recently, many of us haven't taken the time to internalize what sharing our faith looks like in our daily lives. Join us as we dive deeper into what you can do in daily life to live as (as Pope Francis calls us...) as "Missionary Disciples"
 
Each talk will be at 7pm at:
Kirkwood Station Brewing.
105 E. Jefferson
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Theology on Tap is open to young adults of all ages, but you must be 21 to purchase alcohol. 

Discipulus Institute - Introduction to World Religions 6 Week Course

Spring 2015 - Now Enrolling!

Introduction to World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue
 Mondays, April 6 – May 18, 2014
Cardinal Rigali Center
Dr. Ed Hogan

Cost $25

Buddhists don’t believe in God – we do. Hindus believe in many gods (sort of) and multiple lifetimes – we don’t. Jews believe that Jesus wasn’t even a prophet, while Muslims believe that he was a prophet but not God – we disagree with both.

Is there some middle ground between declaring all these beliefs true and fighting over the differences? How do we listen respectfully to different religious claims – maybe even learn something from them – and make sense of them in the context of our own beliefs? What has the Church taught, and what does she teach today, about other religions? Come and learn how we can approach these differences in honesty and friendship.

 

 

Course Description: 

World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue
Mondays, April 6 – May 18, 2014
Cardinal Rigali Center
Dr. Ed Hogan

Course Outline:

1) Introduction to Church Teaching on World Religions. (April 6)

2) Introduction to Hinduism and Hindu-Catholic Dialogue. (April 13&20)

3) Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue. (April 27)

4) Introduction to Judaism and Jewish-Catholic Dialogue. (May 4)

5) Introduction to Islam and Muslim-Catholic Dialogue. (May 11&18)

Is there truth for men, truth that is accessible as such for all men and belongs to all men, or are we only ever, in differing symbols, just touching on the mystery that never unveils itself to us? Is it a presumption to talk about the truth of faith, or is it a duty?…It [becomes] steadily more clear that the whole area of encounters, of dialogue, and likewise of mission leads us inevitably to the question concerning truth: there is no way around it, however unmodern it may seem to be.-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions, pp. 57, 113.

 

Young Adult Introduction to Scripture Class

Discipulus Institute - Winter/Spring 2015 - Now Enrolling!

Introduction to Scripture w/ Dr. Geoffrey Miller

Cost $25

Want to learn how to read the bible and use it in your daily life but you don't know where to start? This is the class for you!

This course meets on Wednesdays, beginning January 28th and runs through March 18th at the Cardinal Rigali Cetner. 6:30 pm -8:00 pm. 

 

Dr. Miller is a member of the faculty at St. Louis University.

 

Course Description: 

This course will begin with a summary of the essential components of Catholic biblical interpretation, drawing on key texts from Vatican II as well as other church documents. We will then examine various exegetical methods in order to understand the Word of God as revealed through human beings. After an overview of the Old and New Testaments, we will study the most effective ways to interpret the different literary genres which appear in Scripture, including parables, epistles, legal texts, and more. In each class period, we will apply these principles and methods to specific passages from the Bible to help clarify and inspire Scripture reading among young adults.


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