Below is a list of active young adult ministries throughout the diocese. Scroll through and find a ministry that suits your needs!
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GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA
AS YOU ARE
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
Guided by Ignatian (Jesuit) spirituality and the Jesuit-run Christus Ministries for young adults, this ministry seeks to create a home where young adult Catholics can build genuine community, grow spiritually, change lives and transform communities. We offer young adult retreats, evenings of prayer and conversation, Ignatian small groups, and a chance to build community across physical & economic borders. Most importantly, we seek to meet young adults exactly where they are.
Meetings: “Second Sundays” – 5:30pm @ St. Ignatius; see website for other events and opportunities.
Contact: Tony Cortese, Young Adult Minister firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 2231 Club Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835
Mission: To help and foster each other to deepen our relationship with God through fellowship, faith formation, and social outreach. By enriching our spiritual lives, we can have a clear understanding of God's word and teachings as it applies in our lives.
Goal: To encourage and support young adults to explore their faith and develop their spirituality by catering to the needs and issues of each individual through faith sharing, community service, and fellowship.
Meetings: The faith sharing meeting/potluck is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the every month from 7:30-9:00pm.
St. Francis Young Adult Ministry
St. Francis of Assisi, 1066 26th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
A ministry for young adults who are seeking the opportunity to join a community of their peers through which they can delve deeply into sharing and growing their faith and personal journey. Activities include small faith sharing groups as well as monthly social activities determined by the group.
Meetings: Dates and locations vary by month.
Contact: Patrice Clemons email@example.com
Veritas Young Adults
St. John the Baptist, Folsom, CA
(Meetings in Folsom, Fair Oaks, and Roseville)
Veritas is a network of Catholic Young Adults who are committed to pursuing the truth in love and being agents of the New Evangelization. We are open to anybody, Catholic or not, between the ages of 18 - 39.
Meetings: For more and a schedule of regional events, visit our website
Contact: John Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Estamos comprometidos a vivir según las enseñanzas de nuestra santa Iglesia Católica y, ante todo, en una búsqueda de amor por Dios y Su amadísima Madre. En nuestras reuniones, llevamos a cabo actividades de espiritualidad: meditación, oración, etcétera. También llevamos a cabo actividades sociales con el fin de fomentar la amistad entre los miembros a través de eventos en parques y escuchando temas en restaurantes mediante "Tacos y Teología", principal ministerio del grupo.
Juntas: Reuniones generales los jueves a las 7:00 pm en el Salón E de la Escuela de la Fe. Tacos y Teología una vez al mes.
Facebook: Jóvenes Guadalupanos https://www.facebook.com/groups/299824556725258/
Contacto: Cecilia Aguilar (916) 643- 3117
The Pier Group
St. Mary's, Sacramento
The Pier Group is a Catholic ministry at Saint Mary Parish in Sacramento for young adults between 18-39 years of age. We strive to incorporate bible verse reflection and prayer with social and community service events. Be a part of the foundation of this group and help build a strong Young Adult community at Saint Mary Parish!
Meetings: We meet every other Tuesday and the next meeting will be on September 29th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Contact: Monika Lopez 916-502-3199 or email Molo916@gmail.com
St. Rose Young Adult Ministry
St. Rose, 5961 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838
St. Rose Young Adult Ministry seeks to serve single young adults, 18-39 years old.
For information about upcoming events and meetings, visit their Facebook page:
Verbum Dei Young Adult Bible Study
Pink House Corner of 7th & T Street, Sacramento, CA
Run by the Verbum Dei sisters, each meeting focuses on praying with scripture and spiritual discussion. Bible studies are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
For more information, contact Sister Emiliana email@example.com
Young and Married
Christ The King Passionist Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Young and Married is a place for married Catholic couples to gather together and share in their faith and journeys within the vocation of marriage. It is our mission to see that the married couples establish a solid foundation for a successful Godly marriage! We believe strongly in order to have a healthy marriage, Christ must be in the center of it. Every session is an opportunity to grow in knowledge about the sacrament of marriage, to grow in love among each other and, most importantly, to grow in love with God. Marriage is a gift to the world, and Young and Married reminds us we are called to form families that can fulfill God’s necessity in today’s society. We want and need the appropriate tools to do such an important task, and through this ministry we are finding them. Each session is facilitated by Priests, Deacon Couples and young married couples.
Meetings: 3rd Sundays of the month, except summer, 3pm-5pm
Contact: Fr. Giltus Mathias 916-725-4720 ext. 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Solano Deanery Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a Catholic speaker series geared towards young adults.
Events are held at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month at:
Zio Fraedo's 23 Harbor Way, Vallejo, CA
To find information about their latest events, check out the website:
St. Vincent Ferrer Young Adult Ministry
St. Vincent Ferrer, Vallejo, CA
Faith sharing group that enriches one's faith thru friendship/fellowship among other YA/young adults (in our parish & neighboring parishes), mentoring to SVFYG/St. Vincent Ferrer's Youth Group, helping the church & the community, & discussing Sunday's Gospel Readings. We attend TOT/"Theology on Tap" every last Thursdays of the month and the NorCal "On Fire" & Koinonia Cup events every year. We are choir members, ushers, lectors, and /or Eucharistic Ministers for the 5pm mass; and we feed the homeless and volunteer during December's Toys & Coats Drive at the CHC/Christian Help Center.
Meetings: Every first and third Thursday of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Room 211 of the O'Neill Building at St. Vincent Ferrer
Facebook: h ttps://www.facebook.com/groups/157401364296126/
Contact: Young Adult Ministry Coordinator Arlene Pangilinan at (707) 853-5186 or Dan Gemo at (707) 647-7624 or at YAYA@stvincentferrer.org
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3450 Tennessee St, Vallejo, CA
The Nimbus Group is new young adult discussion group which focuses on papal documents and writings from the saints. The name for this group comes from scripture which describes the Church Triumphant as a “cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). A “nimbus” is a type of cloud. Also, a “nimbus” in religious art is a circular golden glow which surrounds the heads of saints in heaven. It is a sign of holiness and sanctity. Through their lives of heroic virtue, the saints radiate the light and love of God in the world, shining brightly like stars in the sky (c.f. Philippians 2:15).
For upcoming meetings dates visit: http://www.stcatherineyam.com/
Holy Spirit Young Adults
Holy Spirit Parish, 1070 North Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
A ministry to serve young adults and led by young adults, preparing them for ministry in the local and wider Church.
Meetings: Variety of different meetings held every Friday. 1070D North Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533. Consult our Facebook page noted above.
WEST PLACER DEANERY
St. Joseph Marello, 7200 Auburn Folsom Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
A young adult community gathered together to enhance understanding of the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ through study, service, and social events.
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of the month, after the 5pm Vigil Mass
Laudato Si Discussion Group
This group meets to discuss Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si (and other books, encyclicals etc. in the future) Come join us!
For meeting times, dates, and locations check the Facebook group:
St. James Young Adults
St. James Catholic Church, Davis, CA
Weekly meetings on Wednesdays to reflect on Gospel readings. Times and locations vary, depending on the season.
Contact: Rebecca Loco email@example.com
St. Peter’s College Group
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 105 South 2nd Street, Dixon, CA
Our focus is to provide a home for college students in order to grow in their faith through fellowship, apostolic works, and discussing major topics in today's world that relates to the faith.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the parish
Contact: Efrain Ramirez - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother Lode Deanery collaborative effort: parishes St. Joseph, St. Teresa, St. Patrick and St. Dominic
Meetings: Every Monday from 7-9, and First Friday Adoration 7-6:30am, followed by 7:00am mass at St. Joseph’s 1162 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95602
Contact: Sarah Huckins 530.217.8415
MOVEMENTS AND REGIONAL MINISTRIES
Singles for Christ (SFC)
Singles For Christ (SFC) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ which caters to young adults ages 21 to 40. We are a group of young adults actively seeking and supporting each other in our journey to follow and grow closer to Christ. We carry on a vision of every single man and woman all over the world experiencing Christ.
Meetings: The SFC Sacramento chapter meets regularly the 2nd Thursday of every month. Various activities are also held throughout the month.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFCSacDiocese/ | https://www.facebook.com/elkgroveya/
Contact: Jennifer Riturban- email@example.com or Kristine Hocson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Search is a retreat movement for laypersons within the Diocese of Sacramento. We serve young adults in Spanish, as well as English. Our purpose is to encourage self-discovery, interpersonal relationships, acceptance of Jesus Christ, and active participation within the Church.
SEARCH es un movimiento de retiros para seglares de la diócesis católica de Sacramento. Esta al servicio de la juventud, tanto en español como en Inglés. Su propósito es de fomentar la auto identidad, las relaciones interpersonales, la aceptación de Jesucristo y la participación activa en la iglesia.
Meetings: Thursdays at 7pm in the school behind the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 711 T Street, Sacramento.
Contact: Lucia Ramirez - (916) 969-3246
To the Heights
To the Heights exists for today’s modern young adult (18-39yrs). Our driving force is the acknowledgement of the restlessness in our hearts for a life of adventure and the discovery of our deeper purpose. Along our expeditions, we seek to encounter God’s love for us through the witness, wonder, and awe of His beautiful creation. But even greater than this, we yearn to discover His love in its purest and most dynamic form: the communion, prayer, and fellowship we experience together as Catholic Christians.
Here the fresh air of the mountains, forests, beaches, and valleys give the human heart freedom to breathe, opening each of us to receive the very breath of God’s life within the soul. Enwrapped together within this awe, communion, prayer, freedom, fellowship, and renewal, our past is redeemed by the saving power of Christ and our future only has one destination…TO THE HEIGHTS!
For information on upcoming hikes and other events, visit their Facebook page